Staff


LISA HUDSON BOARD CHAIR/CO-FOUNDER

As a co-founder of B4BC, Lisa is deeply rooted within the snowboard industry where she has always represented and empowered women.

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    B4BC co-founder and Board Chair Lisa Hudson is the President of Black Sun Productions, a production company that specializes in development of action sports video games and mobile application. Lisa has deep roots in the snowboard industry. She was the Marketing Director at Airwalk from 1989 to 1992 where she launched their snowboard boot program and managed their world famous snowboard team. From 1992 - 1995 she was Director of Sales and Marketing for Swag – one of the first snowboard specific clothing lines and also Prom – the first women’s specific snowboard clothing line with B4BC co-founders Shannon Dunn and Tina Basich. From 1995 to 1997 Lisa was VP of Sales and Marketing for Twist snowboard clothing and Tuesday women’s line – again with Tina and Shannon. Established in 1999, Black Sun has worked on over 27 video game titles include the Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty franchises for Activision, Transworld Surf and TW Snowboarding for Atari and the X Games Skateboarding and Snowboarding games for Konami. Lisa pioneered putting action sports athletes as playable characters and their brands into video games and has always made sure that female athletes are represented in her games. In 2009 Black Sun expanded into mobile app development and has created mobile apps for brands like Vans, Zumiez, Airstream, Absinthe Films, Astro Gaming, and HellaClips. Black Sun also developed B4BC's award winning app which was voted 'Best Breast Cancer App" by Healthline in 2015 and 2016 based on quality, usability and contribution to the community. In the early 90’s Lisa 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.

Megan Pischke Marketing and Wellness Manager

Megan has been snowboarding for more than 20 years, long before it became an Olympic sport or a feature of the X Games.

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    As a 7-time X-Games athlete, she sought-out softer landings, and a quieter work space, and made her way to the backcountry for a lengthy film and media career. Megan is a long-time B4BC ambassador, a contributing writer, and with a passion for health and wellness, in recent years has spearheaded our B4BC’s Chasing Sunshine Mountain and Ocean Retreats for breast cancer patients and survivors. She assembles and leads a unique team of facilitators with expertise in yoga, nutritional elements, life coaching, Chinese Medicine, and more. She also provides valuable life experiences and monthly content information to B4BC about health and wellness practices, the goodness of travel, and living an eco-inspired lifestyle. “Chasing Sunshine,” a documentary produced by B4BC and co-directed and co-written by Megan, allows incredible insider-access to her journey with breast cancer, and what it looks like to go through the rigors of both common medical and integrated health treatments, and come out on the other side. “I just wanted to share all of the things I was learning, in hopes to shed light on the integrated health treatments that are out there. And I think with the thought of eventually helping others, it gave me something to focus on within myself during that crazy process.” Married to fellow professional snowboarder, David Carrier Porcheron (DCP), she and her family lead an incredibly active lifestyle, and are now passing the stoke of the outdoors and love of an active, healthy, lifestyle to their 2 kids. “It’s a gift to be outside so much, and I love to share that healing and fun with my family and friends.”

Maggie Gonzalez Events and Outreach Manager

Maggie has been a volunteer for Boarding for Breast Cancer since 2013.

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    She has taught hundreds of people to do breast self exams at events from X Games to the Check One, Two campus tour. She is a South Bay native with a love for all action sports. When not interning in the B4BC office, she can be found shredding the slopes with her girl crew or dirt biking through the desert.

Courtney Linnborn Community and Digital Manager

Courtney's greatest passions stem from action sports and empowering women.

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    She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Marketing. She was actively involved with her ski and snowboard team on campus as the Vice President, which is where she first got involved with B4BC. Since then, she began volunteering at as many B4BC events as possible as well as hosting her own fundraisers. This summer, she activated outreach for B4BC at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. You can find her anywhere from managing social media, creating blog posts and digital updates, to activating and attending events. She's currently living in South Lake Tahoe, most likely shredding her face off on the slopes when not working. One thing's certain - her stoke is always at an all time high.