I started skateboarding in 1998 in Scranton, PA when I found a Bones Brigade board that belonged to my uncle in our basement. I started by just going down the hill that we lived on sitting down the board, which eventually lead to standing on it, and pushing around. In 2000 my cousin Tom showed me Tony Hawk's pro skater, and how much skateboards have changed, he encouraged me to get a modern shaped board. Fast forward to Christmas when I received the ever fabled Christmas complete, and I was off to the races from there. I was OBSESSED, it consumed my entire life, all I ever wanted to do was skate, talk about skating, or watch skate videos. Throughout the next batch of years I street skated in Scranton, with many trips to Philly and NYC sprinkled in. At 24 years old I ended up no longer skating due to not really having the time for it anymore. At 32 years old when my daughter (4 at the time) started to show an interest in it, I dug my old board out and started to teach her. On one occasion she wanted me to ride the board while she rode her scooter along side of me. The second I threw the board down and heard that sweet noise of urethane on pavement and my noisy bearings, I felt the love of skateboarding rushing back. Just that easily I was hooked again, and have been hitting the early morning dad sessions practically every weekend since.