Micah Evangelista Has a Passion for Skiing—and Capturing It on Film
Micah Evangelista, who turns 25 on March 7, was born and raised in the small town of Glacier, nestled at the foot of Mount Baker in the heart of the North Cascades. He and his family members—mom, Julianne; dad, James; and brother, Mattias—are all enthusiastic skiers.
His mom, Julianne, says that Micah was skiing on the leash with his dad at age 2, and by 3 and 4 he had a strong snowplow stance and could rip down blue and black runs. Micah and his brother Mattias began to progress as skiers, and around 10 and 13 years old, respectively, started filming each other with their parents’ handycam.
Studying visual journalism at Western Washington University taught Micah valuable skills in storytelling and video editing.
The seed for his recent film project, “Bourn,” was planted in a class at WWU, in which students were tasked to create a multimedia project about home and what it meant.
“This project allowed me to scratch the surface and start thinking about how much the town of Glacier and Mount Baker have shaped who I am today,” Micah says.