I started a skateboarding company in high school, I didn't realize at the time, but it was my first introduction to a life of wanting to make things... everything!

Skateboarding teaches you to see the world differently, it challenges you physically and creatively.

It has introduced so many kids like me to other creative mediums.


Skateboarding has taught me there are alternative ways

to live that don't involve looking for a 9-5 job.

photo by Mike Kuhn

We grew up in the suburbs.

Anything that wasn't traditional was not really accepted as something you could do. Everyone seemed very bored.


One day we made a skate video;

it was terrible. I had so much fun,

I haven't stopped making things.