Q: What got you into skateboarding?
I actually swore off skateboarding at a young age , in middle school I was bombing downhill when I caught my wheel in a crack and my head skidded multiple times , I was concussed for weeks and decided skateboarding was not for me . Fast forwarded to age 23 I met some local chicks snowboarding at heavenly and they told me about Skatehouse in South Lake Tahoe and encouraged me to come and try skating . I was hesitant and nervous I was going to hurt myself just trying to kick it . Turned out to be a newly discovered passion after just one session.
Q: What does skateboarding do/ provide for you ? Or what your favorite part ?
It is literally impossible for me to think about anything else while I’m skateboarding . I was struggling with a lot of anxiety and some depression from some personal life issues during my entire first year of skateboarding. Getting out of my house to the skate park allowed me to get sunshine , exert endorphins , focus and dedicated myself to my progression. It’s been a rewarding escape and only 2 years down the road with skateboarding I’m very proud of myself and how much of pushed myself, I’m eternally grateful.