Raised in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains by a world renown rock climber, Ron Kauk. Native American Lonnie Kauk has found his destiny exactly where it all started: in the mountains. Riding Mammouth Mountain, Lonnie has become one of the most stylish snowboarders around today. As a native american, I admire Lonnie for going after his dream, and being a role model for the native community as a whole. In an early interview I read about Lonnie, he stated a reason he pushed himself so hard in snowboarding was because people said he would never be good at it, and would never amount to anything. So many times, people will doubt your dream, and discourage you from going after it. Lonnie overcame adversity, and look at him now, keep shining!