The Ski Journal is skiing's global voice. Featuring local legends and misty mountaineers alongside skiing's top pros, since 2006 TSKJ has delved into mountain ranges the world over to paint a picture of the sport's past, present, and future. Published four times per year in a collectible coffee table format, TSKJ remains committed to being skiing's premier media product.

Published by funny feelings LLC, publishers of frequency The Snowboarder’s Journal since 2001, our offices are located in Bellingham, WA near legendary Mt. Baker and it’s 700+ annual inches, as well as Whistler-Blackcomb, and the North Cascade Wilderness Area.

Jeff Galbraith Publisher

Jeff’s work has appeared in international publications for more than 15 years including Powder, Snowboarder, Warren Miller’s Ski World, Surfer, Rolling Stone, Outside and Time. He grew up in the mountains with his grandfather, an original investor and mountain manager of Seattle’s Alpental ski area, imparting the culture. Jeff left for a while to work as an editor at Surfer Publications and came back. He has been skiing since he was three, and still has flashbacks of Austrian ski coaches yelling at him to lean forward. He holds a degree in Communications and Journalism from Western Washington University, and is a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Seminar.

Jessica Lu Galbraith

Creative Director

Jessica makes things look really, really good. With our sister pub, frequency TSJ Jessica has clearly set the bar for design among action sports publications. Having previously worked with one of the world’s largest advertising firms (Ogilvy & Mather) as well as top lifestyle, communication, and sporting goods clients such as Eddie Bauer, Scott USA, RECCO, and Microsoft, Jessica brings a professional design approach from her contemporary firm JessieLü Design to The Ski Journal. Jessica grew up riding in Colorado. Her creative works remain on permanent display at Colorado State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999. She’d rather be yoga’ing.

Colin Wiseman
Editorial Director

Colin hails from Hornby Island, B.C. with dual citizenship, a Master’s in Sociology, 28 years of ripping the Island, the Interior, the Cascades and the Rockies, and real desire to document and communicate with the global alpine community. Colin is here to kick ass: get the story done, edited, and off to press. And he does so with stoke and positive vibrations. He is a moderate hockey player who can give a proffesional lecture on Venezuelan oil politics. He is no slouch, either, when it comes to tearing up a foot of fresh in storm conditions and will drive great distances over sketchy provincial highways to do so.

Sakeus Bankson

Sakeus Bankson grew up on Washington’s beautiful Lake Chelan, surrounded by apple orchards and tourists. At 18 a friend convinced him to buy a pass and learn how to ski, dooming Sakeus to a life of snow and poverty. He spent the next seven years occasionally attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, for a four-year environmental journalism degree and regularly attending Mt. Baker for a Cascade powder degree. Now when he’s not in the Funny Feelings offices, he can be found skiing at Baker or riding the trails around Bellingham, most likely talking about fantasy books or trying to convince his friends to take another sick day.

Garrett Grove
Photo Editor

After a circuitous path from Oregon to Alaska to Bellingham, Garrett Grove now calls the tiny mountain town of Leavenworth, WA home. Since he first picked up a camera a decade ago, Garrett has been published in the outdoor world’s most premier publications, including Powder, Bike, Rock & Ice, Backcountry, Freehub and many others, and his quest for unique imagery has taken him around the world, from Japan to South Korea to New Zealand and all over North America. The Ski Journal continues to be the true voice of ski culture, and Garrett’s ability to capture both the dynamism of the sport and the soul behind each story fits perfectly with our mission.

Matt Wibby
Director of Marketing and Advertising

Matt is a graduate of Western Washington University and holds a degree in Marketing. He has also has been skiing and snowboarding for 15 years and working in alpine media for several years now. Matt’s easygoing style and passionate enthusiasm for the snow is infectious. He never hard sells and goes all out for his clients. He got his job when we picked him up hitchhiking to Mt. Baker. Wibby is a one-man concert production company who can always score you a better deal (cell phones, domain names, thumb drives, stickers, pizzas, you name it…).

Enjoys getting rad at Island Lake Cat Skiing.

Jessie Carlson
Art Director

Jessie is the kind of skier who’s skill and energy causes men to pile up into trees as she goes by – through no fault of her own. With a BFA in Design from WWU and having been a skier since a toddler, Jessie has been a natural addition to our team. With a strong aesthetic and a real understanding of real design, Jessie has been an integral part of making sure that our pages remain as clean as the snow pictured.



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