Andrej Žigon, CEO
Andrej has graduated at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he received also his MSc. He has been involved in action sports and mountain biking for the last 15 years. First as an athlete and later as a marketing specialist and action sports/mountain biking infrastructure consultant. Apart from that he has gained marketing experiences during his work as a marketing director of several companies that work in the area of action and elite sports. He is also the co-founder of the Alliance Action Sports Experts company, where he is responsible for the development of mountain biking tourism for clients – ski resorts and other destinations located mainly in Eastern and Central Europe. He has been an invited speaker for conferences organized by UNWTO, International Mountain Bike Association, Ride Kongress and others.
E: [email protected] P: +386 31 338 603
Martin Martinec, CEO
Martin – now 34 years old, became addicted to snowboarding as a child and had a successful career as a snowboarder until a knee injury affected his riding performance. However, his injury did not affect his passion for snowboarding, as Martin has since become one of the best snow park designers and shapers. Combining his riding experiences with the rich knowledge he accumulated as a geodesy student, Martin is qualified to work on the snow park or event project from consulting, CAD and 3D drawing to construction with the snowcat vehicle. During his career he has gained precious experience from some of the biggest snow park projects and events throughout Europe – such as Fun Park Rogla, Air&Style, Nine Knights and many others.
E: [email protected] P: +386 40 811 607
Marko Nikolić, Balkan Coordinator
Marko is at the age of 34 still as passionate about snowboarding and alpinism as in his youth. Apart from being professional sportsmen, he is also an experienced event organizer and mountain guide. In his sports career he has set few national records in freeride snowboarding, as he rode from Mont Blanc (4810m-France), Kalapathar on Himalayas (5545m-Nepal), Aconcagua (6962m-Argentina), Mount Elbrus (Caucasus).Apart from that he was also a member of national expedition on Mount Everest and was first man from mayor town of Serbia that climb peak above 8.000m – Cho Oyu,Tibet (8.201meters above sea level). As Marko was born and lives in Serbia, he is responsible for coordination and development of our services in the area of Balkans.
E: [email protected] P: +381 63 86 70 711
Luka Petrič, Senior Designer
Luka Petrič, 34, has always been strongly connected with action sports. No matter what the sport – skateboarding, surfing, downhill mountain biking or snowboarding – Luka does it all with equal passion. A talented graduated designer with a passion for action sports, Luka has the perfect combination for our team. He has broad experience, ranging from being in charge of a local skate shop magazine to the development of CI for some major companies in Norway, where he lives in the moment. Apart from his work as a designer, Luka is also responsible for the part of our company dealing with business and marketing activities in Scandinavia.
E: [email protected] P: +386 41 376 456
Peter Fettich, Photographer
Having dedicated 16 years to snowboarding photography, Peter, 33, is nowadays a renowned name on the European snowboarding scene, as his photos are regularly published in most major European snowboarding magazines. Besides action sports photography, Peter is also a passionate snowboarder and skateboarder. He was one of the first snowboard teachers in Slovenia and a key member in event and contest organization.
E: [email protected] P: +386 31 335 469
Alliance Shape Crew
Sandi Medved, Primož Pavšič, Nejc Kralj
Being in the mountains all season long and in all weather condition to make sure that the snow park is safe and in perfect condition at all times requires amazing dedication – and these guys have what it takes. With years of riding and shaping experiences and a passion for shaping, this crew is a guarantee that any park they work on will be built and maintained in accordance with the highest safety and quality standards.