McLovin… what's that about?
I managed to score this nickname while on a trip from LA to Maryhill in the infamous Mercado Van back in 2009. I forget really the details of how it came about because that trip was too hectic to remember the whole thing. I think James Kelly randomly yelled out that I looked like McLovin and it's stuck ever since. The way I see it, i could have been bummed about it forever or just embrace it because it wasn't going anywhere.
How did you hook up with Comet?
I first met Jason three years ago while writing an article on Comet Skateboards for the then emerging Skate Slate magazine. After a while the Skate Slate thing brought me into the other side of the industry working for a Canadian skate distributor by the name of S&J Sales. I continued to work with Comet in Canada through S&J, but with the rate of Comet's growth it became apparent that a full time sales/customer service person was needed.
So now you're working for Comet.
How's that going?
I'm super stoked to be involved with a group of people who are so passionate about both the environment and also their local community. I hope to help bring some more love to the customer service department and be a point of contact for our accounts. I'm coming in at a time when production is at an all time high and i'm stoked to try and help alleviate some of the stress on our split sales/shipping department.
Seems like a helluva commute though.
Haha… might seem like it, but I'll be working out of Toronto and will be spending part of each month hanging out in Ithaca.
Do you dig Ithaca?
Yessir, I love it there and will be sure to spend lots of time jumping off of waterfalls into gorges, and skating the steep hills hidden away there. Also, being a sucker for transition skating its getting harder to stay away with the development of the Comet Skate Ranch. That is gonna be Sick!
What did you think of the Ithaca Slide Jam last month?
Hands down the best slide jam I've been to. I'm not sure if it's that I'm super biased because everyone was a friend/bro at the event or if other people felt the same way too, but the weather was perfect, location was perfect, and the shredding was epic. Sick day for sure!
Super stoked on joining the family. A big thanks to everyone in the skate industry for being so awesome and helping me along the way. Skateboarding is the raddest thing ever, and I'm just trying to stay involved.