Jared Johnson: In 2009 I moved from Lake Tahoe, California to Portland, Oregon to pursue my passion for snowboarding, which I was doing professionally. At that point, I had been snowboarding for 14 years. Five days after I moved there though I broke my back pretty severely in a snowboarding incident. After that happened I needed to figure out a new way to make money, so I started talking to my friends to get some ideas. They said I was handy and good at wrenching, and told me to put a listing up on Craigslist and see what happened. So once I was walking again I restored some old bikes, put out a listing, and ended up actually selling them. I was making decent enough money rebuilding and selling bikes that I decided to wanted to do it for a living, and I opened Holiday Customs in 2010 after I built and sold several bikes.