I caught Zach during his lunch break on Pearl Street. I asked him if he could think of any time in his life that he’d want to go back to if he had the choice. He sat and thought for a moment before telling me, “I would probably want to go back to fifteen. Where I was just working a little bit, but mainly skateboarding and hanging out with friends.” He reminisced about a time when his left knee wasn’t shot. A time when he had no worries and little responsibilities. Zach still skates, but he said it’s just not the same. Fortunately, he’s also found that he has a passion for snowboarding which doesn’t bother his knee as much as skating. Keep shredding, Zach!


Matt is convinced that moving to Boulder to attend CU has been the best decision of his life. He fell in love with Colorado and discovered a new passion for snowboarding when he first visited the state in 2010. Matt is now a third year student studying technology, arts and media with hopes to turn his passion for photography into a career. You can find Matt behind the lens shooting for the CU Independent or on the court setting for CU Men’s Volleyball if he doesn’t run into you somewhere downtown. Upon graduating from CU, Matt plans to travel the globe as a photojournalist in hopes to quench his thirst for adventure.