Introducing the Quoth Team. These shredders are chosen based on their love for board sports, the outdoors, and involvement in their perspective communities. We choose to partner with individuals who align with our vision of board sports and street fashion; those who get the #Quothlife
- We do not objectify bodies or use sex to sell our products
- We are about diversity and inclusion and encourage all races, genders, and good humans to step on
- We encourage cold water activities and embrace the rain - do you?
- We encourage unisex expression in apparel
Howdy! I'm Johanna, and I am always looking to expand my skillsets over a variety of fields to become a modern renaissance woman.
Over the past two years, I have been an Axe Throwing coach, a Paddleboarding Instructor, Kayaking Guide, an Archery instructor and a woodworking artist in residence.
All of this was kickstarted 2 years ago during the beginning of a global pandemic, taking a pause with academics, and pursuing things that brought me joy instead of sitting and staring at a computer all day.
I bought my first paddleboard with the help of government funds and went paddling every week from Maple Ridge to Port Moody.
What astounded me most was just how close the most beautiful views of the Lower Mainland were from my backyard.
When I'm not out exploring on my paddleboard or learning a new skill, I work for sustainable and ethical fashion company Peau de Loup, breaking down barriers between size inclusivity, gender and fashion, as a product photographer and social media coordinator.
I believe that it's so important to create spaces that are accessible and prevent gatekeeping, especially in the world of water sports that historically has been inaccessible through high price points, and advertising that you have to be good-looking and in peak physical condition to participate.
What I love about being a Team Rider at Quoth is that you don't have to sexualize yourself and be half-naked to represent the brand, you can be yourself and show off your passion for the sport. You can just pick up your board, head to the closest body of water near you, and have fun!
I look forward to seeing you all out on the water!
You can follow my adventures on Instagram at @jay.jukebox