American snowboarder: Who is Jake Burton Carpenter Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Twitter & More Facts

Jake Burton Carpenter Wiki – Biography

Jake Burton Carpenter, also known as Jake Burton, American snowboarder was an American snowboarder and founder of Burton Snowboards and one of the inventors of the modern-day snowboard. He grew up in Cedarhurst, New York. Wikipedia

Jake Burton Carpenter Death Cause

Snowboarder Jake Burton Carpenter  Popular snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter died Wednesday from cancer complications.

Born: April 29, 1954 (age 65 years), El Paso, Texas, United States
Spouse: Donna Carpenter
Children: George Carpenter, Timothy Carpenter
Education: New York University, University of Colorado Boulder, Brooks School
Organization founded: Burton Snowboards

Jake Burton Carpenter Agr

He is currently 65 years old

Jake Burton Carpenter Edcucation

Carpenter’s high school education began in Brooks School North Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from The Marvelwood School, at that time in Cornwall, Connecticut, he enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder. An avid skier, Carpenter hoped to join the university’s ski team; however, his competitive skiing career ended in a car accident. After several years away from college, he resumed his studies at New York University, graduating with a degree in economics.

Jake Burton Carpenter early Career

After college, Carpenter’s interests returned to the slopes. Working from a barn in Londonderry, Vermont, he improved on the Snurfer, a basic toy snowboard which featured a rope to allow the rider some basic control over the board. By the late-1970s, he joined a small cadre of manufacturers who had begun selling snowboards with design features such as a bentwood laminate core and a rigid binding which held the board firmly to the wearer’s boot. Burton is credited with developing the economic ecosystem around snowboarding as a lifestyle, sport, and culture, in addition to premier board manufacturer. Burton has been one of the world’s largest snowboard and snowboarding-equipment manufacturers since the late 1980s.

Jake Burton Carpenter Wife Donna

Carpenter’s wife, the Donna, serves as CEO. Carpenter sees value in having women in positions of authority and leadership within the privately held company.

Personal life

Carpenter resided in Stowe, Vermont, with his wife, Donna and his son, Timi. Carpenter also had two other sons, George and Taylor.

Burton Carpenter was a member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. Carpenter survived several health scares in his later years: knee injuries, testicular cancer, pulmonary embolism, and, notably, the Miller Fisher variant of Guillain–Barré syndrome, a rare and serious neurological disorder. Carpenter died November 20, 2019, in Burlington, Vermont, after announcing re-occurrence of his cancer to Burton staff earlier in the month.