Starting back in September, the team at Ski.com began a mammoth undertaking. Out of approximately 1,500 applicants, we had to find 12 candidates capable of capturing a week-long VIP experience at one of this year’s uniquely spectacular ski destinations.
Day-in and day-out, Dream Job hires will be tasked with documenting the culture, landscape, cuisine, and people that embody these jaw-dropping destinations. While an amazing opportunity, this is no easy gig.
So after many late nights in the office, 22 interviews, and countless meetings, we’ve decided to hire the following lucky individuals as this year’s new hires.
Andrew Muse, Ashley LaMarre, and Kicker
Aspen Snowmass | Colorado
Andrew Muse is a professional multi-sport athlete, content creator, and social media influencer who generates content with his adventure dog Kicker by his side. After spending more than 10 years in the action sports and travel industries, he’s had the opportunity to partner with top clients including Travel Channel, GoPro, People Magazine, Google, and Land Rover. Kicker, aptly named the Ultimate Mountain Dog by Outside TV, and Andrew starred in a 2019 Super Bowl commercial for Mountain America Credit Union. Andrew’s self-produced series, Tiny Home Adventure, is gearing up for Season Three after Season Two received over 1 million views.
Ashley LaMarre was born and raised in a small town in Northern Michigan and attended The School of Hospitality at Michigan State. In the beginning, her professional life landed her at a luxury resort in the British Virgin Islands. But when Hurricane Irma devastated the islands, she relocated to Park City, Utah. Since then, Ashley has quit the hospitality business to work full time creating content. Lately, she’s been searching for a way to take you along on all her adventures and give her perspective on this hectic yet fulfilling lifestyle. Those stories are told on her blog, The Unexpected Adventuress.
Kicker is The Most Adventurous Dog in the world as titled by Outside TV and People Magazine. A 4 year old Golden Retriever with a big appetite for adventure, he’s exceptionally well trained and capable in all environments but he especially loves charging down the mountains through fresh snow. Kicker has done more in his 4 years than most do in a lifetime.
Taylor Ahearn and Jake Burchmore
Banff Lake Louise | Alberta
Taylor Ahearn currently resides in the Gunnison Valley of Colorado and spends his waking hours documenting skiing and mountain lifestyle. Taylor grew up in Maine and has been skiing ever since he could walk. Upon picking up a camera at a young age to document winter sports and travel, his passions have grown into a career, creating and sharing his inspired content with the world.
Jake Burchmore was born in Aspen; yet raised in the San Juan Mountains of Telluride, Colorado. Recently, Jake earned his BS in Environment & Sustainability in addition to Business Administration from Western Colorado University and has since combined those subjects with his videography/photography. By combining his studies with his passions, Jake hopes to motivate his audience to act on behalf of causes he cares about.
Ben Saheb and Celia Miller
Big Sky Resort | Montana
Ben Saheb is a professional photographer, filmmaker and video editor from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He started his professional career as the Director and Producer for Steamboat TV before leaving for a position as Director of Photography at Steamboat Powdercats. All the while, he’s been simultaneously freelance film-making for many amazing organizations and people across the world.
Celia Miller has traveled the globe, competed at the highest level of freestyle snowboarding, and filmed video segments in the backcountry. Following her career in-front of the camera, she’s since developed a love for photography, film, and post-production, creating content for brands, commercials and music videos world-wide. Celia is still heavily involved in the snowboard industry and was the first female snowboard judge in history of X Games and Dew Tour.
Jack Botti and Max Rhulen
Chamomix Mont Blanc | France
Jack Botti is a professional videographer from Portland, Oregon. After ski racing for 10 years, his passion for the outdoors led him to Bend, Oregon where he attended OSU Cascades and graduated with a degree in business administration. During college, Jack and his roommates created a web series, Keep the Stoke Alive, which gave Jack a creative outlet to perfect his craft. While other students were hungover and sleeping in, his crew was shooting sunrise on top of Mt. Bachelor. From filming private festivals in Thailand, to skiing waist deep powder, his lifestyle is anything but average.
Max Rhulen‘s parents met on their highschool ski team and got him started on skis at the ripe age of two years-old. Nowadays, Max is a content creator and post-production specialist. He lives in Bend, Oregon and is constantly sharing his experiences in the mountains. Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, you name it– he’s captured it on camera. He currently works with brands and individuals to share their story through photos and video.
Aaron Macrae and Matthew Chick
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort | Wyoming
Aaron Macrae grew up in Toronto, where he found the hustle of city life very appealing. But after spending a few summers out west, his outlook on life changed immensely. During his final semester in Montreal, Aaron enrolled in an independent study and designed and built a camper van in which he would spend the next 2 years of his life. Like that van, Aaron’s videography is constantly moving and evolving as he continues to tell unique stories about travel and the great outdoors.
Matt Chick is an Ontario native who grew up in a big family, always observing and following in the footsteps of his older siblings. After studying film and political science in college, Matt took to the highway. Thus, began a two year odyssey of travel and self exploration he never expected would land him in film-making and photography. These days, Matt focuses on telling stories that spark human connection.
Alex Broadstock and Kristopher Roller
Niseko United | Japan
Alex Broadstock was born in Taiwan and raised in Ohio. Alex has always found a love for travel and after completing college with a design degree in one hand and a camera in the other; Alex has spent his career crafting content with the goal to inspire others. His work is driven by a love for the outdoors and the energy found in different cultures.
Kris Roller grew up skiing the White Mountains of New Hampshire at the age of 3. Later in life, his love for skiing turned into a job, teaching various ages throughout his high school days. It was only a matter of time before he picked up his first camera and began shooting his favorite winter past time. For the last 7 years, Kris delved into the creative world of film– traveling all over the world, working with creative brands and helping them share their stories through video.