Who We Are

FOUNDERS

Tina Basich
ESPN X Games and overall big air and backcountry phenomenon, Tina Basich, was a personal friend of Monica Steward and had a significant role in establishing Boarding For Breast Cancer. Currently residing in Northern California, Tina is a proud mother and shop owner of My Favorite Things. As a snowboarder and author, Tina is continually inspiring females with her autobiography, Pretty Good For a Girl.

Shannon Dunn
Olympic Bronze Medalist, Shannon Dunn, has been an avid supporter of Boarding For Breast Cancer since its inception in 1996. Shannon was a friend of Monica and was one of the initial inspirations that helped make the Snowboard + Music Festival an immediate success. She is a strong believer in the concept of raising awareness and funds through youth-inspired events and programs for breast cancer research.

Lisa Hudson
B4BC co-founder Lisa Hudson owns Black Sun Productions, a production company that specializes in action sports video games and mobile applications. Prior to Black Sun, Lisa worked in the snowboarding industry where she met and became good friends with Monica Steward. Lisa’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year as Monica. Lisa and her family lost her mother to breast cancer after a 10-year battle in the spring of 2004.

Kathleen Gasperini
Kathleen co-founded B4BC after publishing the first women’s action sports magazine and website called W.I.G.—for Women in General—a sports, art, music, and culture platform for young women. Monica Steward’s personal account about breast cancer ran in the inaugural issue of W.I.G. in 1995. Kathleen also writes for various magazines and websites about youth culture, sports, and women’s issues. She is also a co-founder of Label Networks, a leader in market research services and sustainability.

Dawn Kish
Dawn Kish is an internationally renowned photographer covering rock climbing, Native American cultures, and adventure for a variety of publications including Patagonia, Climbing, and National Geographic. She was a female pioneer of snowboarding photography, capturing the spirit of the sport during its rebellious beginnings.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathleen Gasperini | B4BC Executive Director / B4BC Co-Founder

Lisa Hudson | B4BC Co-Founder / Board Chairwoman / President, Black Sun Productions

Molly MacDonald Scott | B4BC Board Secretary

Circe Wallace | B4BC Board Member / Senior Vice President, Wasserman Media Group

Kim Dresser | B4BC Board Member