*Takes a deep breath before trying to tell the story of Mike Rogge*
Mike Rogge got his start on Newschoolers as a blogger and journalist.
Following his graduation from SUNY Potsdam with a degree in English Literature and Writing, he shifted across Lake Champlain to Burlington, Vermont, to become a full-time employee at Meathead Films and Ski The East.
He created The Ski Show, a weekly two-hour live radio show on WBKM.org. On the program, Rogge would chat with professional skiers and influential industry people, sometimes having them in-studio, where they'd shotgun beers, kick back, and chat about skiing.
The show lead Rogge to his dream job at Powder Magazine after catching the attention of then Powder Editor Derek Taylor. After being hired, he packed up his East Coast pride and moved across America to San Clemente, California. At Powder, Rogge invigorated the 40 year old magazine's web initiatives and brought a fresh perspective to the magazine.
On May 1, he announced via his blog he was leaving Powder to "pursue other projects." Rogge currently lives in Truckee, California, where he writes extensively for Powder, ESPN, and MtnAdvisor.com. He is preparing a cross country road trip back to the East Coast.
Here's how this Q&A works:
1) You post your question in here
2) You upvote questions you like
3) I choose ten questions, and send them to Mike
4) Mike chooses a few more questions, and posts the Q&A in the news section
5) You guys post more questions in the comment section -- he answers them if he wants!