Winter 2017/18
 

JON TAPPER

Born in Philly and raised outside Chicago, "Tap" bolted for the mountains as soon as he left college, soaking up deep mountain culture in Telluride, Salt Lake and Big Sky before dropping into a professional career in the Bay Area, where he met his wife Anouk.  But the mountains were always on the horizon and 2003 saw Jon and family make Bend their home.

Bend’s snowsurfing culture has been a constant source of inspiration...from the Dirksen Derby to the Big Wave Challenge, deep days on the backside and early mornings on the Cone, Tap’s always around shooting and capturing those moments that define our  passion.  His love for mountain culture also drove him to help found the Central Oregon Avalanche Association (www.coavalanche.org), where he still serves on the Board of Directors.  Jon works in Bend for Oregon Media.

When the snow’s not flying, you can find Jon taking in float trips and music festivals in search of chrome fish and good times with his wife and two kids.


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