I started a skateboarding company when I was 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!
We grew up in the suburbs, and anything that wasn't traditional was not really accepted as something you could do. Everyone seemed very bored. I was always making things with my friends, from Lego days to tree houses to ramps. One day I made a video of us; it was terrible, but it made us so proud... since then it hasn't really stopped.
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.
Five on That continues to evolve with me. I'm starting
a press under Five on That so
I can start to release some
of the things that I make
into printed, tangible goods.
In the meantime, I've set up a mini store where you can show your support and get some Five on That goodies!