Tactics has announced a new partnership with the legendary Pacific Northwest snowboarder Josh Dirksen. Josh is renowned for his impressive snowboarding career including top video parts, competition wins and climate advocacy work. Josh is also the founder of the Dirksen Derby snowboard rally race. As an Oregonian and a Mt. Bachelor local, Josh is a natural fit to join the Tactics team.
Josh Dirksen has been a professional snowboarder for over 25 years. His career accomplishments include influential video parts, multiple magazine covers, prestigious contest wins, The Dirksen Derby snowboard race, and advocating for the climate with Protect Our Winters. Based out of Bend Oregon, Josh spends his best days riding Mt. Bachelor with his wife Fabienne and their 9-year-old daughter Alana.
“We are honored to have Josh join the Tactics team. Josh rides with a distinct style, that has always seemed to be more about the craft of snowboarding and having fun” says Dugan Baker, CEO at Tactics. “Josh has been a staple of Oregon snowboarding and we look forward to what this partnership can bring to the community around us.”
“I grew up in Eugene and then moved over to Bend, just like Tactics,” says Josh Dirksen. “We have the same friends, we live in the same town, and we ride the same mountain in the winter. It is a perfect fit. I am very excited to start working with the crew and score a few deep pow days with them along the way. “
Founded in 1999, Tactics is a team-driven skate and snow shop on a mission to support positive change. Their Pacific Northwest roots and shared passion for the mountain and streets inspire actions in embracing the individual and creating space for all who want to get on board. To view the full Tactics team, check out the roster here.