My love for the outdoor and lifestyle industry started at a young age. I first started skating when I was about 13 years old with all my neighborhood friends. As we got older and out of middle school and high school, many began pursuing other interests and activities but my heart stuck with the skateboard industry. Once I realized I wasn't on the same level as some of the sponsored skaters, I still didn't want to give up on my dream to work throughout various skateboard businesses. With much experience in skating, longboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and skiing, I knew that my passion would always be in the outdoor lifestyles.