Why “Longboard?”

Our last assignment in the Army was on the island of Oahu and we spent time surfing—but not nearly enough time surfing. You catch more waves with a longboard than with a short board. Matt also makes furniture in his spare time. When cutting a piece of wood, there are more options with a longer board than with a small piece of wood. So we help you catch more “waves” and have more "options.”


Matt spent 24 years in the Army. The first half of his career he was a helicopter pilot and the second half he was a Public Affairs Officer, a PR guy, for the Army. He published newspapers on two continents, taught Soldiers how to speak with the media and worked with local, regional, national and international press throughout the world.

Matt graduated in Communication and English from Weber State College in 1990. He enjoys building custom furniture, running, biking and good chocolate.


Karen spent six years training secret squirrels at the Army’s Intelligence Training Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. She taught them how to steal acorns without people knowing. (That’s all she can say without violating her confidentiality agreement, so ask Matt because he knows exactly what she did.)

Karen graduated with a degree in Public Relations from Weber State University as a four-year scholarship athlete and Big Sky Conference champion in the 1,500 meter run. She still runs and coaches at Ogden High School. She also likes chocolate.


Courtney has been in front of, behind or alongside cameras since she was in fourth grade. She was the face of Fort Huachuca’s TV station when we lived in Southern Arizona and she went to national championships in a variety of academic competitions.

Courtney graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors in Public Relations and Advertising from Weber State University in 2015. She also ran for Weber State’s cross country and track teams for two years and continues that by coaching junior-high athletes at Mount Ogden. Courtney never did like surfing, but still enjoys running. She prefers European chocolate.