Donna Carpenter Bio, Wiki
Donna Carpenter is the CEO and co-founder of Burton Snowboards. She also renown being the wife of Jake Burton Carpenter. Her husband the founder of Burton Snowboards and a snowboarding trailblazer is reported to have died at the age of 65-years-old on November 20th, 2019.
Donna Carpenter Career
Donna Burton is the CEO of Burton Snowboards, amongst others, responsible for sustainability and women. In an interview with ISPO.com, she confesses how difficult it was for her to collaborate with other companies on the subject of environmental protection and she explains why women must be an indispensable part of the management team at outdoor companies.
Donna Carpenter & Jake Burton
Donna Carpenter and Jake Burton have been married for more than 30 years prior to his death. Donna was involved with the snowboarding company. Speaking to VTSkiandRide Donna about how the two started, her husband introduced himself by saying “My name is Jake and I build snowboards. That was his pick-up line. ‘Jaake,’ the way actor Jeff Bridges in the film, ‘The Big Lebowski,’ says ‘I’m the Duude.’
She added: “So, I’m this cool girl from New York City and wanted nothing to do with him.” He countered, “No way, you picked me up.” At the time, she was 18 and he was 28. They went on to have three kids, and she’s the CEO of Burton. The site reported that the couple “live in a relatively modest farmhouse in Moscow, Vt., albeit a farmhouse with a basement you can skateboard in. They ride 100 days a year.” That was in 2017.
Donna Carpenter Children
Jake Burton and his wife, Donna have three sons Timi, George and Taylor.
Who is Jake Burton Carpenter?
Jake Burton Carpenter was born on April 29th, 1954 and died on November 20th, 2019. He was an American snowboarder and founder of Burton Snowboards and one of the inventors of the modern-day snowboard. He grew up in Cedarhurst, New York.
He graduated from high school in 1972 and once tried to make the University of Colorado’s ski team but he broke his collar bone and left school, returning to Virginia and New York to “groom and exercise thoroughbred racehorses.”
According to the Boston Globe, Jake died in Burling, Vermont on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019. Days prior to his death, he had informed his staff that his cancer had returned.
“You will not believe this, but my cancer has come back,” Jake wrote, according to The Boston Globe, which reported that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011.
Donna Carpenter Net Worth
Her husband, Jake Burton Carpenter had an estimated net worth of $100 million as per Forbes.