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Ben Jacklet
Worked at Portland Business Journal
Attended Guilderland High
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Honored to win the Bill Berry Award for comprehensive coverage of the snow sports industry.
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Nice Ben !! Hood is quite the incentive for us locals.
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A lot of winter sports star power on Mount Hood as the summer season gets rolling.
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The backyard shred market is hot, and this local company might be in the right position to take advantage.
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Premium memberships are now available, with tee-shirts and bottle openers for subscribers.
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The oldest continuously running slalom race in North America, the Golden Rose on Mount Hood.
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Summer antics from slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg and friends
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Three days of backcountry training for ski mountaineers.
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alpine sledding, mountain biking, horseback riding, bungee jumping, and now go karts and batting cages.
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Careers get launched every summer on Mount Hood.
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Shred Hood had an excellent Year One - especially when compared with Cover Oregon.
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I have insider info on this history, because the guy who set up the first summer ski school was my Uncle Tony.
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Editor and Publisher, Shred Hood
Skills
Writing, photography, skiing, urban cycling
Employment
  • Portland Business Journal
    Writer and Editor, 2013
  • Oregon Business Magazine
    Writer and Editor
  • Portland Tribune
    Writer
  • The Stranger
    Writer
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
Altamont, New York - Seattle, Malawi, Virginia
Story
Tagline
Writer, editor, dad, skier
Introduction
I was born in the Amazon Housing Project of Eugene, Oregon in the 1960s. My family moved to upstate New York after my father got a job at SUNY Albany, where he eventually became chairman of the biology department. My mother worked in the same department, organizing the labs and many other things. I grew up playing baseball in Guilderland, exploring the Adirondacks and skiing in Vermont. After graduating from the University of Virginia, I worked as a land-scraper and sports editor in Altamont, New York, a ski bum in Vermont, a pizza delivery guy in New Orleans and a deckhand on a fishing boat in Alaska. Fishing paid well and offered the most freedom, so I was a fisherman for five years. I got back into journalism in 1995, working at the Stranger through 1999. From there I traveled with my wife to Malawi, where she volunteered at the medical school and I freelanced and got a lot of flat tires on my bicycle. In 2000 we returned to Portland, where I helped launch the Portland Tribune, served short stints at Willamette Week, the Portland Business Journal and Portland Monthly Magazine and served as managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine. My new media project is shredhood.org, a news, information and entertainment site covering the vibrant snow sports scene on Mount Hood. I live in a gorgeous Portland neighborhood down the street from my parents, a 25-minute bike ride from the paper's downtown offices. I have three beautiful children who keep me active, alert and humble.
Education
  • Guilderland High
  • University of Virginia
    English, 1987
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
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