User:Head Monkey

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My name is Mike Magruder, the founder of Happy Monkey Snowboards, Inc., which was from 2003-2010 a very small business where I built custom snowboards by hand.

You can contact me directly via email through this wiki, or via private message to Head Monkey in the forum at


I have no formal background in anything that would be helpful manufacturing snowboards or running a snowboard business. Everything I know about snowboard construction, woodworking, CNC, or machining I learned by trial and error, talking with other builders, and the odd course or two on machining at a local technical college.

My formal education is in computer science. I hold a MS in CS from George Mason University. I’ve worked at a variety of different software companies since 1989. Most recently I’ve worked at Microsoft since 1998 on the Common Language Runtime, SQL Server, and most recently Bing.

I live near Carnation, WA, with my wife Helen and our cat.