Powder Announces Two New Hires

POWDER is pleased to announce the additions of John Clary Davies and Heather Hansman to the editorial staff


SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (May 1, 2012) – POWDER, The Skier’s Magazine, coming off its commemorative 40th anniversary volume, is pleased to announce the additions of John Clary Davies and Heather Hansman to the editorial staff. A former POWDER intern and longtime Senior Correspondent, Davies will assume the role of Associate Editor held by Mike Rogge, who is now Managing Editor. Hansman becomes the first in-house, full-time Online Editor in the recent history of the title.

Since his internship seven years ago, Davies has been a consistent contributor to POWDER and several other ski media outlets, including The Ski Journal, ESPN.com, and Tetongravity.com. Earning a degree in Environmental Journalism from Western Washington University, Davies has been a resident of Portland, Oregon, the last four years, where he worked with disadvantaged youth at Parkrose High School.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the POWDER family,” says Davies, “and something I’ve dreamed of and worked hard to achieve for a long time.”

“Adding the caliber of journalist and person as John to a young staff is awesome,” says POWDER Editor John Stifter. “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Davies and the future of POWDER as we move on after a successful 40th anniversary volume.”

POWDER is also elated to announce the hiring of Heather Hansman as Online Editor. Originally from the East Coast, Hansman graduated from Maine’s Colby College with a degree in English and Environmental Studies. After college, she moved to the Rocky Mountains, where she patrolled at Arapahoe Basin and Beaver Creek before working at Women’s Adventure Magazine as Assistant Editor. While there, she acquired her Masters in Print and Broadcast Journalism, with an Environmental Focus, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. The last two years, Hansman was the Online Editor of Skiingmag.com and Skimag.com while contributing to Skiing and SKI magazines.

“I’m excited to be a part of the POWDER family, especially when there are lots of exciting things on the horizon.”

“Heather brings a wealth of experience at a time when multimedia continues to grow at such a fast clip,” adds Stifter. “I’m ecstatic to have Heather join the POWDER legacy, and augment Powder.com and evolve it into the leader for digital ski media.”

Both Davies and Hansman relocated to California and are currently working in the San Clemente office. Davies can be reached at Davies@powder.com, and Hansman at Heather@powder.com.

About Powder:
For 40 years, Powder, The Skier's Magazine, has been produced by and for those who embrace skiing, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and good magazines. Since its inception in 1972, the strength of the Powder title has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers--the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. Powder is part of Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia that reaches more than 10 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. For more information, please visit Powder.com.

About GrindMedia:
Reaching more than 10 million enthusiasts, Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia is the dominant force in the action sports and adventure sports arenas. In addition to publishing leading lifestyle publications such as Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Bike, Paved, Powder, ATV Rider, Dirt Rider, Canoe & Kayak and SUP Magazine, Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia delivers a cutting-edge network of online properties such as Fantasy Surfer, events and television programming. For more information, please visit GrindMedia.com.

About Source Interlink Media, LLC:
Source Interlink Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. is the premier source of special interest media in the United States. With more than 70 targeted publications, 90 websites, 800 branded products, 65+events, and TV and radio programs, SIM is the largest provider of content to enthusiast communities interested in automotive, action sports, marine and other niche activities. The division's strategy is to wholly focus on targeted audiences by leveraging and expanding upon its core market-leading brands through a multiplatform media approach.