Between international and domestic flights, and jumps in the park and backcountry, it seems Red Gerard spends more time in the air than on the ground. The 16-year-old’s growing up has not been typical. Red is living most snowboarders’ dreams. However, the consequences of his fantasy life come with lack of the normalcy most kids take for granted. School is the basis of relationship building during our formative years, but Red’s curriculum happens outside of a classroom, meaning he hasn’t had a pool of academic peers with which to socialize.