They Call Me Pony

Born in Middleton, Wisconsin (basically Madison). Educated in the mountains of Montana. Lived, worked, and played across India and Southeast Asia. Co-Founded CampusDibs & Dibsie in New York. In 2013 I became an Austin, Texas transplant.

I'm a well-rounded, hard-working entrepreneur with international experience in tech, travel, journalism, photography, and volunteer work. When not building companies, I am busy playing hockey (yes, even in Texas), cooking, cheering for the Packers, Blackhawks, Badgers or NY Red Bulls (in no particular order) or traveling somewhere between Alaska and Zanzibar.

Business skills: Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Management, Technology, Travel/Hospitality, Innovation. I can even do some programming, design and photography.

When deer hunting season and early season skiing crossover. Missoula, MT. Photo by Scott Poniewaz.

Parents, Let Your Kids Become Ski Bums

I remember clearly my first day on the rope tow at the age of 13, when my parents finally succumbed to my pressure and let me go skiing. It was a beautiful day, the snow was freshly groomed corduroy and from first glide, I knew I would never want to stop. I did laps and eventually made it up the chairlift and skied almost every square inch of the 300 vertical feet of Tyrol Basin. The following year I got a season pass, and after that, quickly worked my way into a ski instructor role. Before I was 18, the age the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) requires for holding the Level II exam, I had found a way to complete and pass the Level II tests, but had to wait several months for it to be official when I finally had my birthday. Read more →