Hannah Teter is one of the greatest female snowboarders in the history of the sport, having earned numerous awards and honors since she began competitive snowboarding at the age of 15, when she placed fourth in her first world cup halfpipe event. She has represented the United States twice in Winter Olympic Games, medaling both times in the halfpipe. She earned the gold medal in 2006, for which the United States Olympic Committee named her the USOC Sportswoman of the Year, and the silver medal in 2010. She has achieved six FIS Snowboard world cup victories and earned bronze at the 2005 FIS world championships. Competing in the Winter X Games, Hannah has medaled six times, winning the gold for the superpipe in 2003 and bronze in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2012.
Hannah’s snowboarding record is legendary, and her mainstream celebrity acknowledgments include a 2006 ESPN ESPY Award for Best Female Action Sport Athlete and a 2010 appearance in Sports Illustrated’s famed swimsuit issue. She is active in philanthropy and is committed to helping the world’s poor. She founded Hannah’s Gold in 2008, and the charity donates profits from her family’s Vermont maple syrup sales to the village of Kirindon, Kenya, to help provide clean drinking water, farming opportunities, and schooling for the village. In 2010 she launched Sweet Cheeks, a charity that donates 40 percent of proceeds to Children International. Hannah often donates her prize money from competitions to her charity. Hannah was awarded a VH1 Do Something Award in the category of Do Something Athlete.
Hannah lives in Belmont, Vermont.
Tawnya Schultz is the founder and editor of Tahoe Snowboard magazine, which recently celebrated its third season of publication. She is a contributor to Snowboard magazine (for which she has managed three women's annuals) and is a weekly writer for the burtongirls website. Tawnya has written for Cooler Mag, Transworld Snowboarding, and Snowboarder magazine while also running her own website. She is the author of a children’s snowboarding book titled Sammy the Shredder, which tells the story of Sammy a snowboarding bear.
Tawnya lives in Kings Beach, California.