In 2016, when I first began this blog, one of my first posts was about one of my closest childhood friends, Malachi Gerard. Since that post, Kai has evolved into a very recognized name in the snowboarding community, as his little brother, Red Gerard, recently won the gold medal for men’s slop style snowboarding at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Originally from Rocky River, Ohio, my hometown, the Gerards moved to Silverthorne, Colorado around 2010.
Kai is a videographer and photographer, mainly focused on creating content for Red, and his older sister, Tieghan Gerard, who is a famous food blogger and author. Kai currently lives in Los Angeles, but is almost always traveling with Red, or going home to Silverthorne, Colorado to help Tieghan create content for her blog.
While Kai does do a lot of photography, he is most well-known for his snowboarding videos of Red, which have been used by Red’s sponsors, such as Red bull, Burton, Mountain Dew, and Oakley. Red and Kai are like a team, feeding off of each other’s energy and making their way to the top of the snowboarding world.