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cameron olthuisCameron Olthuis – CoFounder & Janitor in Chief

Cameron was born on the snow but currently resides on – and much prefers – the beach in Carlsbad, Ca. He has a passion for surfing and on most days he can be found paddling out somewhere on one of the breaks between Cardiff and Oceanside. He also frequently watches the weather and chases the pow back to Utah when the big storms stack up. Cameron is the Founder of Factive Media, an action sports media network. He also consults some of the biggest brands on successful online marketing strategies.

 

Chris Bennett – CoFounder

Chris Bennett grew up in Vista California where he surfed nearly everyday with his brother Patrick. He now resides in Utah and has replaced the daily surf with snow. He is the founder and president of 97th Floor, a renowned online marketing firm catering to mid and large size companies. When he isn’t building online communities, he is wrestling with his identical twin boys, riding ATV’s, snowboarding and trying to get down to Cali to surf with Cameron.

 

Patrick Bennett – CoFounder & CTO

Patrick was born and raised in San Diego, Ca. Although he has tried it all, his passion has always been surfing. Having spent most of his time surfing local SoCal breaks, he’s also traveled to find perfect waves in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Hawaii. Having lived near the beach all his life, and being a “local” himself, Pat knows the core things that make up the surf industry today. These days, he is living near SLC in Utah with his wife and son. He is the owner of Modern Blue, a highly successful web design firm. Pat is on a mission to keep the web simple, and to help action sport companies improve their websites and their overall online presence.

 

shaun johnsonShaun Johnson – Senior Editor, Surf

From his earliest years spent surfing the countless world-class breaks located within minutes of his hometown of Makakilo, HI., Shaun’s had a passion and fascination for surfing, the ocean, and the culture & history that go with it. Having traveled to many parts of the world, Shaun’s had the privilege of seeing, experiencing, and meeting some of the greatest the earth has to offer. Time not spent writing and reading is largely spent in the ocean or on the snow. Shaun most recently surfed in Nicaragua for 6 months.

 

ruben najeraRuben “Studdard” Najera – Contributor, Skate

Hey there, my name is Ruben ‘Nar’ Najera I was born in the 120 degree heat of El Centro, CA. Skateboarding is my everything and I have been consumed by it the last 9 years of my life. I seriously live and breath skateboarding. I ride for various skateboard companies at a Pro/Am/Flow level. I have appeared in skateboarding magazines, skateboard videos, and even as a skateboarder in music videos. I have had tons of experience in the industry; from starting off working at local skateshops to making skateboards for some of the largest companies out there. I guess you could say I know a lot of the dirt within the walls. I can be found skateboarding every chance I get. I’m always out logging in new skate footage, doing writeups for 5ones.com, getting photos, and taking gnarly skate trips when I can. If you ever catch me around your area hit me up and we will talk some Skateboarding!!!!!

 

Megan OschwaldMegan Oschwald- Contributor

Born and raised in Southern California, Megan has always enjoyed living life; in the way we all wish we could, out in the sun and having way too much fun! She grew up trying many different things; sports, writing, art, and finally ended up setting her professional roots in the action sports industry. Not only is her love for her work strong and ever growing, so is her passion for the outdoors. Megan enjoys spending her summer days by the beach, but can’t wait for the snow to hit the ground to go shred it up with her friends. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and chilling out with her family and friends. Not only does she have a passion for the simple things in life, she also has dedicated her time to the planet, as an active member of the Surfrider Foundation, WE Campaign, and other global/local environmental groups. Surf or snow, Megan knows what is going down.

 

caleb mcmahanCaleb McMahan – Contributor

When he left his family’s ranch in Weatherford, Texas for Portland, Oregon back in the fall of 2001, the idea was for Caleb to go to college and stay out of trouble. But after a few surf sessions on the Oregon coast and a fall break surf trip down to California, a strange energy began to brew in his soul. Shortly there after, Caleb took a leave of absence from academia and spent the next several winters as a commercial fisherman in the Bering Sea, using his hard earned loot to fund surf travel in Central America. Disenchanted with the negative impact of his work, yet still hungry for adventure, Caleb assumed the role of private tutor in Nicaragua where along with his students, created the NicaSkatePit project. Most recently, Caleb is back in Portland finishing his B.S. in organismal biology at PSU, skating and surfing as much as humanly possible, and fronting the increasingly popular indie rock band, Wonton Moore.

 

derek olthuisDerek Olthuis – Contributor, Snow

Hi. My name is Derek Olthuis. I was born in Calgary, Alberta and I currently live in Orem, Utah; one of the finest snow meccas of the world. I love to ski more than anything else and thats why I choose to live in Utah. Famous for its champagne powder, I spend everyday I can at Snowbird skiing some of the world’s best snow and terrain. I ride at a pro/am level. Besides skiing, I also enjoy wakeboarding, fly fishing, skateboarding, and surfing. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of 5ones because I am passionate about action sports and sharing it with others.

 
 

frank the tank hwangFrank “Hoon” Hwang – Contributor, Snow

Frank was born in the glorious, nuturing womb of Upstate NY. Spending most of his youth in the woods or at the local snow hill, he grew up with a love for all things outside. Frank has skied and snowboarded in exotic locales like New Zealand, Jackson Hole, British Columbia and the bunny slope since the 80s and recently caught the surfing bug with stopovers in New Zealand, Costa Rico, Puerto Rico and a FlowRider. He has been involved in the action sports industry from an early age as a ski and snowboard instructor, shop rat, demo monkey and most recently a consultant.

He lives in the utopian Boston suburbs where he can surf all year-round encased happily in a large, neoprene condom and can easily travel to the ice-filled peaks of Vermont, always repping the Right Coast around the world.

During the weekdays, Frank armed with his MBA is an advertising/consulting jockey for Corporate America. In his free time, he likes to hang with the wife and dogs while also writing about the intersection of Business and Sport, contests, product reviews, industry gossip and his impending baby.

Frank likes one-pieces, thinks reverse camber is a fad and knows pink is still the new black.


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