They say timing is everything and even though we’re just past the midway point in the 2010-2011 season this was a great time to move Kenny Griffin into the role as Communications Director for our ski, weather and webcam network of websites.
Kenny grew up in Concord, which is right outside of Charlotte. He just graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology. Kenny says, "I love all aspects of weather and it is a perfect field for me as it goes hand in hand with my favorite activity…SNOWBOARDING! I have only been boarding for about four or five years now but in that time I have become completely addicted to it and am hooked for life."
Kenny shared that he used to be a total beach bum and even lived on Wrightsville Beach for a few years before visiting the High Country for the first time. He shared this all-too-familiar sentiment, "Now, I can’t get enough of the mountains. I am excited to be up here now and can’t wait to explore all that the region has to offer."
In his own words…
Kenny at work readying himself to post up the latest news and information>
"I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in.
I’m sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!
Kenny joined our staff to take over the daily snow reporting and FirsTrax column as well as handling the communications with the ski resort management and marketing people. He’s also our resident weather guru plugging content into HighCountryWeather.com and is also handling the day to day operations of HighCountryWebCams.com. We’re excited that Kenny is a new member of our staff. He’s obviously excited about being an integral part of our future growth and we look forward to the next years with him as a part of our staff.