Once you found skating and you knew you wanted to do it forever, what were some of the steps you took to make that happen? Was going pro always a goal?
Well first I had to get good, so practice. Then I had to find my inspirations and see what type of skaters do what. Take mental notes on people’s careers, the moves they make, and the tricks they do. Coming from where I come from, you gotta find a way out and when I saw pro skaters with things like houses, cars, and jewelry. I was like oh, I can do something with this, and just used it to take me out of the environment I was in.
Becoming great at anything takes hard work and patience, how have you been able to deal with the hurdles?
Every time bad or good things happen, the balance of life immediately kicks in. There’s always a balance.
Can you tell us about your debut collection for adidas Skateboarding?
We’ve been working on the collection for about a year and a half. I always have random ideas popping up in my head but these ideas kind of came to me separately. But I had to make it all make sense so I pitched my ideas to adidas in Portland and over time it grew and grew, we made revisions, until we eventually ended on what it is now.