At Melbourne Snowboard Centre the staff are like family. If you come in here often enough you too will become part of that family. For everyone else online we wanted to let you know who is behind the site and show how much we care about what we do. We strongly believe that you should never walk into a store and feel like everyone is too cool, so feel free to call any of us and ask us questions based on our knowledge and passions.
Michael Chiminello: Owner
Mick is one of the best bosses around. He is more passionate and determined to get everyone sorted with the right setups than most people could possibly fathom. No other owner that we know of works 7 days a week all season long and still froths like he's a kid getting his first setup. While this may burn some people out, Mick feeds off it and does it with a smile and a great attitude... as long as the Tigers are winning.
Favourite Brands: Burton, DC, Dragon, Salomon, Technine
Rixon: E-Commerce Manager
As unique as his name. At 200cm, each year he continuously wins the award for our tallest employee. This comes in handy when other vertically challenged employees fall short. Rixon has chased the snow across the world from America to Japan and spent an equal share in hospitals. But on a serious note, he's our go-to man. Overseeing all our online operations and customer service, there's nothing he can't answer! Just don't ask him about his footy team.
Favourite Brands: Salomon, Dragon, L1, Capita, Union & Nitro
Kate: Customer Service and Marketing Co-ordinator
You know that thing that sticks stuff together... glue? Yeah, well that's Kate. She's been with us for a few years but has a habit of jetting off to the northern hemisphere to catch those powder shots over our summers. Lucky for us, she bounces back every time. Kate takes care of all our customer service and warranties, as well as running our social media platforms and marketing promotions. Catch her on Facebook or Instagram by replying to our stories and posts, or ask her about the hidden gems in Hakuba, Japan.
Favourite brands: Capita, Oakley, Nitro & Burton.
Torin: Shipping Manager
MSC's resident shipping lord and helpful elf. Although Torin's music taste is a little less than ideal; he perfectly wraps and packs all of our online orders and ensures they are sent to you in pristine condition. Be sure to leave this guy notes on your orders, he might even throw you in some stickers!
Favourite brands: Burton & DC
Dave: Graphic Designer and Digital Marketer
Dave has only recently joined our team at MSC but his love for the mountains and (more importantly) coffee, means he's slipped in like a piece of cake. Dave has brought a wealth of knowledge with him from working within large-scale business marketing, to running a tuning shop out of his house, to sharing his ramen recommendations and sumo wrestling experiences. These days he's passionate about video editing and graphic design and is the man behind our flashy content.
Favourite brands: Burton, Volcom, K2 & Forum (Is that still a thing Dave?)
Jeremy: Boot fitter
An import made in Canada. Aside from his obsession with poutine, Jeremy is our resident prince charming trying to fit the glass slipper onto his Cinderella. Catering to all types of feet and having taken many courses in boot fitting and insoles alike, Jeremy will find you a snowboard boot to suit your needs.
Favourite brands: Capita, 686, Ride & K2
Frankie: Warehouse Manager
Sometimes you just need someone who's a little pedantic about organisation to get the job done. Well this is an understatement when it comes to our resident strappin' English lad, Frankie! He's a jack of all trades, a frother of extreme sports but a big softie at heart for his little girl. Known as Frankie 4 fingers for his cool, calm, collected but crazy nature, he looks after our off-site warehouse to keep it snag free and looking like a piece of art. To put it short, we'd be a mess without him.
Favourite brands: Salomon, Volcom & Dakine.