Stance is proud to welcome Salt Lake City Utah native snowboarder, Jill Perkins (@Jill_Perkins) to our Punk and Poet family. Jill has made a major impact in the snowboarding industry by quickly climbing the ranks and naturally garnering a massive fanbase. Although Jill is known for shredding the mountain, and skating with her friends, she is an inspiration, using her platform for equality, and making everyone around her feel comfortable and excited. Welcome to the Uncommon Thread Jill.
How did you get into snowboarding?
I grew up in Southern California with parents who worked full time pretty much so I didn’t have time to go as a kid. I would play 1080* on my Nintendo 64 with my brother and we always thought snowboarding was so cool! We went on a family trip or two during the holidays just to spend a few hours in the rental shop and maybe take 3-5 runs. When I was a senior in high school I went to Mountain High with a buddy of mine who was struggling at the time. Turns out, snowboarding helped both of us. The winter after my senior year I bought a season pass and would drive 2-3 hours 3 -4 times a week to go snowboarding. I haven’t looked back since.
When I was a senior in high school I went to Mountain High with a buddy of mine who was struggling at the time. Turns out, snowboarding helped both of us.
Who were some of the snowboarders and skateboarders you looked up to growing up?
Because I got into snowboarding so late, I didn’t really have any role models in snowboarding until later in life. A few people to date are Barrett Christy, Louif Paradis, Jana Mayen, Desiree Melancon, Maria Thomsen, Nicole hause, Nora Vasconcellos, Jake Kuzyk, Cole Navin, Kennedi Deck, Dan Liedahl and Jamie Anderson.
How did you first get familiar with Stance? What do you like about the brand?
When stance was first introduced I would ask for a pair every birthday/holiday. The feeling of new socks never gets old-especially Stance socks. I really enjoy the creativity Stance brings to the forefront. They allow people to be fully expressive of themselves and creates a product of quality and comfort for many hobbies/activities.
What is next for Jill Perkins?
Oh gosh. I want to continue bettering myself in all aspects of life- physical and mental. Continue snowboarding and skating. I’d like to learn how to play music And become a better reader. I want to keep pushing myself and others and provide a platform for individuals to feel comfortable and excited.