Meet Our Team
Staff at Melbourne Snowboard Centre
At Melbourne Snowboard Centre the staff are like family. If you come in here often enough you too will become part of that family. For everyone else online we wanted to let you know who is behind the site and show how much we care about what we do. We strongly believe that you should never walk into a store and feel like everyone is too cool, so feel free to call any of us and ask us questions based on our knowledge and passions.
Michael Chiminello: Owner
Mick is one of the best bosses around. He is more passionate and determined to get everyone sorted with the right setups than most people could possibly fathom. No other owner that we know of works 7 days a week all season long and still froths like he's a kid getting his first setup. While this may burn some people out, Mick feeds off it and does it with a smile and a great attitude... as long as the Tigers are winning.
Favourite Brands: Burton, DC, Dragon, Salomon, Technine
Daniel Rim (Rimmy): Manager
Born into the snow game, Daniel handles day to day life at Melbourne Snowboard Centre. A wealth of knowledge and up to date with current product, see Daniel should you need a hand in choosing your next board! We wouldn’t recommend asking him for golfing tips though.
Favourite Brands: Capita, Nitro, K2, Analog, L1 & Mons Royale
Rixon Davies: Online Manager
Rixon. As unique as his name. At 200cm, each year he continuously wins the award for our tallest employee. This comes in hand when other vertically challenged employees fall short. Rixon has chased the snow across the world from America to Japan and spent an equal share in hospital. Reach out to Rixon for all your Boot and Binding fitment requirements!
Favourite Brands: Salomon, Dragon, L1, Capita, Union & Nitro
Kassie: Marketing Co-ordinator
You know that thing that sticks stuff together... glue? Yeah well that’s Kassie. The ever polite, and always cheerful young lass from Colorado came over last year and has been a part of the furniture ever since. Kassie studied marketing in America and fast forward a couple years her title here at MSC was created. Kassie handles all of our marketing and social media platforms so you can catch her on Instagram or Facebook by replying to our stories and posts. When Kassie isn’t being a social media mogul you can catch eating vegemite on toast (the only foreigner we know who likes our famous Australian delicacy) or riding her NeverSummer snowboard – all these boards are made in her hometown.
Favourite brands: Volcom, Ride & Never Summer
Dean: Store Manager
Even though he is the newest addition to MSC, Dean has come in guns blazing. A born to be manager, Dean thinks of everything we don't. Previously working at Mt Buller and in Japan, Dean has a wealth of knowledge to share. If you see him in-store, make sure you make him feel welcome.
Favourite brands: Capita, Burton & Volcom
TJ: Duty Manager
Heck. For those of you who are lucky enough to see our store firsthand, you may run into TJ. TJ is our go to guy for anything snowboard/boot or binding related. He is a walking encyclopedia of all the newest products and snowboard tech. He loves getting our customers as stoked as he is on the snow. Due to his many seasons working in the snow industry TJ has a wealth of knowledge ready to share. If you want the loudest, most outrageous kit ‘the beard’ will sort you out.
Favourite brands: Technine & Capita
Torin: Shipping Manager
MSC's resident shipping lord and helpful elf. Although Torin's music taste is a little less than ideal; he perfectly wraps and packs all of our online orders and ensures they are sent to you in pristine condition. Be sure to leave this guy notes on your orders, he might even throw you in some stickers!
Favourite brands: Burton & DC
Sarah: Customer Service and Warranties
Sarah has been working for MSC for a few years and shares the role of customer service with Rixon while managing all warranty enquiries. Sarah endeavours to conquer the big brands with all warranty concerns and even better she does it with a smile. Sarah is all about fast turnovers, getting your queries heard and resolved to get you back out and satisfied on the slopes.
Favourite brands: Nitro, Volcom & Gnu
Pat: Workshop Extraordinaire
One of our newest editions, Pat has taken on the role of our head tuner. His passion for repairs goes beyond MSC, with Pat studying Paramedicine you can be sure your board will be returned in good health.
Favourite brands: Bataleon, Ride, LibTech & DC
Jeremy: Boot fitter
Another import made in Canada. Aside from his obsession with poutine Jeremy is our resident prince charming trying to fit the glass slipper onto his Cinderella. Catering to all types of feet and having taken many courses in boot fitting and insoles alike Jeremy will find you a snowboard boot to suit your needs.
Favourite brands: Capita, 686, Ride & K2