Hoods to Woods
Brian Deka Paupaw was born and raised in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn — a world away from the ski lifestyle. But once he discovered snowboarding as an undergrad, it changed his life. He’s been riding for about nine years now, and made the short film, “Hoods to Woods“, about his journey from sidewalks to mountaintops, and his mission to bring the outdoors to the urban community. He also recently started the Hoods to Woods Foundation, a non-profit that brings the outdoors to at-risk youth in New York City.
Great work Brian!