How did you first get involved with BMX? How old were you? Well i was 18 years old when i got my first bike with the intentions of freestyle riding, and that bike happened to be a Specialized Fatboy! anyway i was a skateboarder my whole life and had a nasty knee injury and while on the road to recovery i was riding a busted ass old mountain bike around to get some movement back, I had seen some BMX riders around and started to follow them around and was jumping off shit and still not riding a bmx at that time so then i had a buddy at school who was into riding and worked at a shop so i asked about what to get and the rest is history i was hooked!
How did you become a part of the Specialized P.Series team? I came to join the P.Series team by recommendation by Mike Montgomery who also is a Specialized rider, i have known Mike for a really long time and am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of an awesome company as they come back to bmx and hopefully i can lend a hand in ideas and designs that will make for awesome products the world will like!
What do you spend most of your time doing these days? RIDING! all i do is think about riding all day everyday,going to the park and giving the younger riders advice on tricks and making people smile and laugh just have fun!
Do you see yourself unique among your peers? Thats a really hard one i think most Bmx riders are pretty similar in attitude with exception to a couple, but i would say that my passion for bmx and just freestyle is greater than most i feel like a 15 year old kid out there just super excited to ride and meet pros haha.
Who are your role models? Kenny Powers! Dave White awesome friend and kind of mentor when i was growin my riding abilities. Influences on riding style are Gary Young, Colin Mckay, Baz Keep when i started out riding these riders had and still do an awesome style each their own and i just kind of took a look at what they were doing and tried to combine all of it.
You do a lot of clinics for kids at schools. Is this something you would like to do more of? The school shows are awesome cool to get kids so pumped on riding but also give them saftey advice and tips on how they can make sure there bikes are good and ready to ride, i would like to do some like clinics later on down the rode just teaching kids the basics and getting them comfortable on there bikes.
Do you listen to music to get you pumped before you ride? I most definitely listen to music before,during,after riding it gets me so motivated to ride and push my riding! i am so glad they invented ipods the best thing ever!! and you are probably wondering what i am listening to while riding and most of the time its some thrash metal,but when its time for some flow we go with some rap for sure.
What/where is your favorite park? i have to say the Clairemont YMCA skatepark in San Diego is the best because its my local and its really really good despite being home of more scooters than i have ever seen! but besides that Rays Mtb park in Ohio is the funnest all around time you can have on two wheels!
Do you have a favorite bmx movie, or edit? Road Fools 5 there is nothing like those videos out these days and there will never be again! it just shows every aspect of bmx riders the before during and after everyday sessions, hilarious antics, party action and of course amazing riders.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully still riding i ride with a couple guys that are in there forties and still rip it up so i dont see why i couldnt be, and hope to be involved in the industry in some form i love bmx and want to be around it forever.
What would you like to accomplish in 2013? Hopefully Travel around hitting parks meeting new people all over the place,Riding some fun events and improving my riding as much as possible.