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As our company grows we want to build and showcase the athletes that have reached elite status in their discipline. The Pro Team is different from our Pro Athlete Ambassador Program, and our Athlete Brand Ambassador Programs. Our Pro Team is measured on an intricate "Exposure Meter", developed by pros, for pros. The Exposure meter rates athletes on their social media status(likes, tweets, pictures, followers etc.) in addition to press appearance, ranking and contests entered. Our Pro Team is exudes every level of their discipline and each member is regarded as an excellent community, athlete and brand role model.

If you are interested in becoming a part of any of our programs, please fill out the Ambassador / Athlete Form, and we will review your information. Thanks for your support, and keep playing hard!

Saku Koivu, NHL legend / superstar

Saku Koivu, NHL superstar(pictured right w/ Founder Chris Kaiser)
Saku adds NHL experience to our growing team of professional athletes. Saku not only loves the VTPB products, but he has decided to join the vision, and culture we have nurtured since our humble beginnings.
Saku Antero Koivu is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. He began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1995–96 after three seasons with TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga.
 
Kimmo Timonen

Kimmo Timonen

Kimmo Samuel Timonen is a Finnish former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Marcus Caston

VTPB Pro-Team member, Freestyle skier, and accomplished photographer. Marcus Caston initially cut his teeth in the ski race scene on the Snowbird Ski Team, specializing in the Super G and Downhill realm. His success in the speed events allowed him to travel around the globe competing on some of the most prestigious race hills. His racing background was a perfect segue to the all mountain domination needed to do well on the Rahlves Banzai Tour, where competitors race down unkept race courses on the mountain and Marcus excelled during 2011. In 2012, Marcus was given the chance to head to Alaska to test himself on big mountains lines with his friend (and legendary ski racer) Ted Ligety, filming with Warren Miller for Flow State. This proved to be both a humbling and enlightening experience, challenging his strong skiing with the variable conditions found on the largest mountains Alaska has to offer. Since then Marcus has been hooked, hunting for deeper powder and steeper lines throughout the world, from Svalbard, Norway, Iceland and Italy to North America. Marcus has also taken a focus on studying the art of skiing as self-expression. His interest in the arts began towards the end of his ski racing career, when he picked up a camera and began capturing moments shared between friends and the mountains. Perhaps it was simple nostalgia towards the end of his ski racing life, but it was certainly a personal evolution, which grew into a ski revolution to take skiing back from the daredevils. In his ski racing afterlife, Marcus is on a mission to create and share inspiring skiing through expression, rather than awe people with dangerous and showy stunts. In pursuit of the perfect powder turn and mountain line, he adheres to the values and practices of the greats. Photo Credit: Gabe Rogel

Jeff Brushie

Legendary snowboarding pioneer, World Half-pipe Champion and VTPB Pro, Jeff Brushie. Starting on the slopes of Vermont's Bolton Valley Resort, Jeff helped create and define the sport of Freestyle Snowboarding internationally. His first pro-model board, the trout was one of the most legendary boards produced by Burton Snowboards. A limited Edition re-issue trout board will be hitting shops soon to honor Jeff and his influence on the industry.

Paige Christie

Boston resident and U.S Open Water Marathon Swimmer, Paige Christie has made history completing the grueling (120 mile) 6th annual NYOW 8 Bridges Hudson River swim that begun June 26th.

This is the longest marathon swim in the world, and Paige set a new record by being the youngest person in the world to complete this task. Paige joins an elite group of only five others to finish this swim, and had the fastest times this year on the two longest portions of the swim (19.8 miles each). In addition to being a decorated collegiate swimmer at Smith College, she completed a solo crossing of the English Channel in 12 hrs and 55 minutes in 2014.

Paige set her sites and begun training at her local club team Crimson Aquatics for the last year for this prestigious event. During this week long event, she faced winds, ever-changing weather, and currents. Paige's biggest hurdle was consuming enough nutritious fuel and being able to recover in a short amount of time each day. She credits sponsor Vermont Peanut Butter Company for providing her go to post swim, PB&J.

After enjoying some recovery time, Paige is looking forward to the next swimming event at the end of July, where she will serve as a support swimmer for her Smith College teammate Abby Bergman’s Catalina Channel attempt. It will be Abby’s first marathon swim and Paige is ready to help make it a success. Afterwards Paige will be attending law school, but is still going to make time to stay involved and active in the marathon swimming world.

Billy Trautner

BIlly Trautner has been in love with snowboarding from the age of 5. Whether riding with his family or attending Adventure program at Stowe Mountain, he was always at the hill. Five short years later he began competing on the USASA North East circuit. Only one winter after his first competitive season, at the age of 11, Billy was invited to his first National competition in Copper, CO. This is when he realized he loved to compete!

His rigorous training schedule and desire to succeed, have gotten him to the USASA Nationals every year since. Ultimately, earning his highest achievement, yet: 1st place in his Division! Billy continues to show excellence in his racing speed and ability, as well as his execution of technical skills. He has taken 1st place in multiple competitions this season and is, once again, headed to Nationals in Copper at the end of the winter.

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