Name: Tawnya Godinez
Home mountain: Beaver Creek
Home town: Bangor, Maine
Currently resides: Avon, Colorado
Sponsors: Never Summer Industries, Transition Sports/The Stash, Dab Habits, Wavelength, Shred Bettie’s, Osiris, and Candy Grind
Vail, Colorado - Lionshead Skate Park
August 10, 2011- 4th place 14 & older Jam Format (only female)
July 27, 2011- 3rd place 14 & older Jam Format (only female)
July 13, 2011- 4th place 14 & older Jam Format (only female)
September 2009- 3rd place “Octoberhesh” Jam Format (only female)
July 2009- 2nd place “Skate Against Drugs” Jam Format (only female)
Beaver Creek, Colorado -“Ski, Ride & Slide” - Series of competitions raising money for breast cancer
April 2012/2013 season-1st place (women’s division)
March 2012/2013 season-1st place (women’s division)
February 2012/2013 season-1st place (women’s division)
December 2012/2013 season- 2nd place (women’s division)
Vail, Colorado -“Vail Log Jam” 2012/2013 season- 2nd place (women’s division)
Beaver Creek, Colorado -“Malay Day” (Josh Malay Memorial Rail Jam)
Beaver Creek, Colorado - “Log Masters”
March 2012/2013 season- 1st place (women’s division)
Keystone resort, Colorado - “Volcom’s Peanut Butter Rail Jam
Loveland Resort, Colorado - “Rome’s Pre-jib Competition” November 2012/2013- 3rd place (women’s division)
CCU Denver, Colorado- “Early bird jam” October 2013/2014-2nd place
Shout outs: Shout out to all my friends, family, and to RDTM. RIP pops and Josh Malay.
What are five things you’re thankful for this winter?
My health, my dog, friends, family, and my curly hair.
What are your plans for the upcoming season?
To keep progressing in snowboarding for both myself and for the younger generation.
What is something that you would change about the snowboard industry if you could?
The snowboard industry is still a pretty male dominated. It would be nice to see more girl incorporated brands, like Roxy. More girl parts in videos, as well as all girl teams that dominate just as hard as the guys do.
What advice do you have for girls who are about to try snowboarding for the first time this season?
“If you’re not falling you’re not learning.”
Competitions or filming?
I’ll be competing and filming throughout Colorado, Utah, and possibly Tahoe this year.
Who influences you in snowboarding?
Most of my friends and anyone that is having a lot of fun on the mountain.
When it comes to snowboarding, describe your attitude.
For the most part I like to think I’m pretty laid back and always have a smile on my face while riding. However, there are those certain days when you are being serious and putting in hard work. Taking a slam over and over again. Those type of days we call “progression sessions.”
Best road trip you’ve been on?
When I was 14, heading to the west coast to meet my mother for the first time. I got to travel across the country all the way from Maine to Cali. It was such a culture shock. It was important to experience something like that at that age. I will always cherish it.
Pre snowboard ritual?
Besides eating and stretching first, I like to play fetch with Zeus (my dog) before shredding. His excitement over chasing a ball gets me fired up to go shred.
Off the hill, we could find you…
Working at a Gelato Shop in Beaver Creek Resort.
Pirates or ninjas?
A ninja disguised as a pirate.
Favorite ice cream?
Top 10 music list,
Elvis Presley, The Glitch Mob, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, STS9, Wu-Tang, A Tribe Called Quest, The Xx, and Ratatat.
Who is your celebrity crush?
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
To fly so I could travel the world.
What’s your sign?
Why do you think Shred Betties is important to women’s snowboarding?
Because it’s an all- girl organization putting in the effort to help girls get the publicity they may be looking for. Shred Bettie’s is a huge stepping stone to what the girls snowboarding community needs.
Photos by Kurt Olesek and Sara Striegl
Posted by Kelly Vance on 12/17/13