Who got you into skating?
I grew up on a street with about 5 older dudes that used to meet up and skate. I’d always watch them skate from my front porch. I was 10, so I wanted to do what the older kids were doing. I talked about skating a lot, so my dad blessed me with my first skateboard. The older dudes inspired me to start, but my dad got it started for me.
What’s your go to trick?
With gaps, I’d say a kickflip, or a big heel. Ledges would be a tailslide. Love those.
Who was the first company to hook you up?
Zoo York! I was probably 14. Shout out to Donny Barley for getting me that hookup!
What’s been your personal highlight in skating up to this point?
I think it has to be my Culture Shock part. My friend James Messina asked me to be a part of his first full length video a few years ago. The process of making that video were the best years of my life. We were young and dedicated to a project like that for the first time, with the idea of wanting to make names for ourselves and whatnot. Just rad memories. A lot of skateboarding haha.
What’s your favorite place (city, spot, etc) to skate and why?
Groton skatepark! First skatepark I ever skated. I learned and experienced a lot of things at that place haha. Such a gnarly park to grow up at.
What spot do you wish you could’ve skated, but never got the chance to?
I always wanted to skate Carlsbad gap. Always loved seeing people skate it.
Who in your crew deserves some shine and why?
My buddy Denzel Moffett. Great style, hard worker. One of a kind haha
What do you do when you’re not skating?
Working in New London, unloading boats. Training MMA at the Roughhouse, under team Dexter Vale Tudo. MMA is my other love, along with skateboarding. I love playing guitar as well.
What are your plans for the next 12 months?
I plan to do a lot of skateboarding, make money, go to Cali to win some lost battles, and maybe get my first fight. A car and apartment are high on my list as well.
Any last words or shout outs?
Thank you to my family and friends for all of your help and support in life. Shout out to hive skate shop, Bill Ryan at Anchor Hardware and all the Connecticut homies! – BS