I have been skateboarding since early childhood and I have been entrenched in the action sports industry for most of his professional career. I had an extensive retail experience and spent 3 years as snowboard specialist and manager at Blades in New York City, and then became a sales associate at Zoo York in 2003.
I also was a certified snowboard instructor and director of kids programs for major resorts, as well as a Professional Snowboard Judge for International Judging Committee and United States of America Snowboard Association, U.S.A.S.A.
“Michael has been an integral part of our organization for many years and we are looking forward to this next growth stage…” says SHUT Founder and Skateboard Pioneer Rodney Smith. “His knowledge, passion, and dedication make him an invaluable member of our family and we thank him for his commitment, not just to SHUT, but to skateboarding and action-sports culture”