On the tail of long time editor Kurt Hoy's departure to pursue personal interests, Transworld SNOWboarding announced today that Managing Editor Annie Fast has moved into fill his shoes. Along with this announcement, Photo Editor extraordinaire Nick Hamilton has the lofty new moniker of Director of Photography and Video.
Annie started with Transworld in 2002 as an associate editor for special issues such as the Buyer's Guide. Over the last six years she moved up to senior editor and then managing editor before taking on this new role, which will make her the most powerful female in the snowboarding media mafia. With great power comes great responsibility and Annie seems poised to wield it well. "I'm most stoked about the crew we have and how enthusiastic they are," Fast says. "They're super fresh and motivated to lead the charge."
Fast is also excited to bring her and her team's energy to SNOWboarding's new Web site, which is scheduled to launch on July 1st. Fast says that a great deal of the team's effort will be spent on making the site a hub for the snowboarding community.
Nick Hamilton, who has been tirelessly working on Transworld's upcoming videos, These Days and 20 Tricks, was a natural to fill the new role of director of photography and video due to the crossover between the video and photo realms. Hamilton also started with the company in 2002 after gaining six years of experience as a freelacer.
Transworld has also hired Ben Gavelda of Durango, Colorado as Associate Editor. Gavelda, an avid ripper, just graduated from the University of Reno.
For all of you aspiring journalists out there, Transworld is currently seeking a new senior editor to fill Annie's sizeable shoes.