After college, BD offered me a full time job making next-to-nothing, and I accepted it without a second thought. I moved from the rolling hills of central PA to the booming metropolis of Salt Lake City and I was in heaven. Having the Wasatch in my backyard was delightful and I skied every morning I could. I was surrounded by folks that did the same and my stoke level was high. I worked in Quality Assurance for a little more than a year, testing skis and boots and living the life I had always dreamed of.
I decided to time my departure such that I wouldn't be leaving at a bad time for BD and they would have plenty of time to find a replacement for me. BD has taught me a tremendous amount over the course of the past five years and I'm really grateful for that. I'm planning to come back to BD at the end of this adventure (if I don't wreck my boat on some desert island) and I hope that there is a position available for me at that point. I'll certainly miss this place.