Name: Mark Wilson
Hometown: Virginia, MN
Resides: Portland, OR
Sponsors: K2, Dragon, Hobo, Dakine, Celsius, Damage Boardshop
Didn’t you just make the move to Portland?
Yeah, I moved to Portland just this past June.
How’s that treating you so far?
I’ve been liking it a lot. It was really good in the summer time, got to go up to Hood for a couple days, super good for that. Been skating a ton there, I’ve been liking it.
What are you doing here in Colorado?
We are at the first U.S. stop of the Dragon “We Are Frameless” tour, filming mainly at Keystone, Red’s Backyard, and doing a little bit of street stuff when we can.
Are you excited about the Thanksgiving crowds at the resorts?
It can be a little crazy, probably a good time to do street stuff if we can since no businesses are open. But we’ll figure it out.
When did you get on K2?
I got on K2 last month, officially, I think. Kind of been talking to them since the summer time.
And you’re down with the Hobos right?
Yep, down with Hobo Headwear. I’ve known Colin (Walters of Hobo Headwear) for quite a while and he’s the man, I like everything he makes. So yeah, I’ve been wearing his stuff for a few years.
When did you find out you had last part in Homage?
At the first premiere for us in St. Cloud, Minnesota with the Bald E-Gal movie and the Celtek movie. It was cool since it was in Minnesota so I got to go to it. I found out that night. I guess I kind of knew it was between me and Tommy [Gesme], Colton kind of told us, but I didn’t know officially who had it. So didn’t know officially until that night.
And you were there for the premiere here in Colorado, how was that?
It was sick coming here for Snowboard on the Block. I was actually in Minnesota before that with my family so I made a road trip out of it back to Portland. Snowboard on the Block was an awesome time, I hadn’t got to see a lot of the new movies so it was cool to see all those. And it was awesome to show our movie in front of such a big crowd too, really cool event.
Who partied the hardest at the festival?
Oooh, trying to remember that night… might have been a little loose myself…
Where are you going after this?
We are going to Jackson Hole for about a week, going to film another edit there, then ending it with the Dirksen Derby at Mt. Bachelor and probably film a couple extra days after the derby.