Nick Waggoner was born in a back-alley dumpster in New York City and quickly learned how to talk himself out of arrest and into opportunity. Today, Waggoner lends his urban-tempered initiative to Sweetgrass Production as a director and producer. Sweetgrass — a scrappy collection of filmmakers, adventurers, artists and dreamers — has built a reputation in the ski film world by taking creative risks and eschewing helicopter shots. Behind the lens, Waggoner uses his Colorado College bachelor’s degree in documentary film to tell stories through poetic rhythm and soulful narrative. He is the director of Valhalla, Jumbo Wild (Mountainfilm 2016), Darklight (Mountainfilm 2016), The Wolf Pack (Mountainfilm 2018) and many more.