Jacob Al-Husseini is a 16-year-old up and coming snowboarder from Ithaca, NY. With this year being his first year ever to compete, he impressively managed to qualify for the National Championship in Colorado for slope-style, surpassing many of his peers at Bear Mountain and dominating one of the most competitive USASA regions there is. Jacob quickly caught the attention of the industry, granting him a scholarship to attend ASTC (American Snowboard Training Center) to pursue his athletics and academics year round. Currently Jacob is ranked 39th in the country for USASA Slope-style. With this season being his 4th ever, he has a bright future ahead. 

IG: @jkalhusseini

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I'm a southern California native, I spent my time outdoors skating, hiking and exploring as a child. Always active and outside, Ventura County suited me perfectly. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with the goals to preserve pure nature so everyone could have the same great experiences as I did outdoors.  Currently a restoration biologist in Calabasas, I work for an environmental non profit to protect the Santa Monica Mountains. My family encouraged me to try all life had to offer so I could find what I was truly passionate about. I did it all but there was never anything as incredible as snow, a blank canvas to write your creativity! There's nothing I love more than being on a snowboard. I just want to get better every time I ride. My friend once told me that when your mind is so completely involved in one activity that you shut out the world, it's like you become no more than exactly what you are doing. I try to commit to things 100% once I start them so I can experience the entire gamut of life. Gamut means being open to new experiences while doing what you love; realizing and respecting how awesome life is. I love snowboarding, backpacking, fishing, art, fitness, fun and going fast.  

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Welcome Chris Allen to the Gamut Team. This guy is a rare breed and is one of the most positive people to be around.  He is a competitive IRONMAN athlete and is a huge inspiration of mine.  Not only that he is a professional photographer and has had many of his photos published. Check out his pics and bio below.

web: http://allen-photos.com

"THIS IS ME. I was born and raised in Ventura County my whole life and spent most my younger years wandering the beaches in search of surf.  It wasn’t till about 2010 until I started to run or do any kind of activity except for bodyboarding and shooting surf photography.  After recently breaking up with my longtime girlfriend I decided to run because I thought it would be the easiest way to get fit, however it would soon turn into a passion that I could not live without today.  I would find out that running is far more than just a physical exercise but it is also mental therapy for your mind.  Running provided me with time to regroup, rethink, and reflect on my life, goals, and happiness.  So over the next few years I followed my passion of running and being outdoors until it led me to signing for a full IRONMAN triathlon which consists of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, and 26.2 miles of running.  After signing up, I truly didn’t know what to expect or how to train; previously my training was here and there, nothing consistent. About eight months before race day I decided to dedicate all my energy into my training, which turned into a life style.  The IRONMAN was my lifestyle for the next eight months where I pushed both my body and mental capabilities to the highest they’d ever been.  Finally after eight months of training, I finished IRONMAN Sweden, Kalmar in 86th out of 2700 participants at a total time of 9:48:30. After finishing, I knew finishing an IRONMAN was a great accomplishment, yet the journey I had made from never running and being overweight to finishing an IRONMAN was much greater.  So today, I am still hooked on racing and being outdoors.  I look forward every year to planning more races and challenging myself even further."

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I have always been an active individual. Since I was young I would skateboard and play soccer and basketball in my free time. I was born in Torrance and grew up in Camarillo. Eventually I attended Oxnard College, then transferred to California State University, Sacramento. There I joined the rowing team and rowed for the two years I was attending school in Sacramento. Rowing allowed me to build endurance, strength and eventually a passion for running.

 Long distance running became an even bigger part of my life when I was able to run my first marathon for my sister who had Lymphoma. Although running my first marathon was challenging, it was even more rewarding because I was able to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

 Since my first marathon, I've completed four marathons and seven half marathons and don't plan on stopping any time soon. Even though running is a big part of my life, I also have a passion for hiking, skateboarding and photography. Some of my future goals are to qualify for the Boston Marathon and eventually completing a full Iron Man race.

 The Gamut lifestyle stands for everything I believe in. Gamut means having a positive outlook on life, constantly staying active, helping others and being happy with whom you are. I am Gamut. 

 

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