Pete Saari

Pete Saari


Mervin Manufacturing

Sequim, WA USA

If this world's going to going to be that tough and that challenging, the one thing I know I can do is work as hard or harder and put more time in it than anyone else will.


By Roadtrip Nation

Pete Saari


My road in life has been direct.
He and his co-founder Mike Olson are considered pioneers in the sport of snowboarding.
Met Mike in his junior year of college and found they shared a mutual love of snowboarding.
Mike had been making snowboards in his shop class in high school and was determined to turn it into a living.
He dropped out of school and ran a makeshift shop out of an elderly woman's barn; Pete stayed in school, finished college.
After getting his degree, he joined Mike and they formed Mervin Manufacturing, named after a mutual friend.
Most people thought they were crazy for making snowboards in 1977, when hardly anyone was familiar with the sport.
However, they followed through on their passion, and now their brand is notorious in the rapidly growing world of snowboarding.
Says a lot of their friends were spending their time partying and drinking, but he always had a strong work ethic.
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I'm in charge of marketing our snowboards and products.

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
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