American skateboarder who has been identified as one of the most influential skateboarders of his era. He helped bring skateboarding to prominence worldwide.
His first career sponsor was Vision Street Wear, but he quickly made a deal with Santa Cruz Skateboards, one of the most famous skateboard brands at the time.
He was ranked as the 24th most influential skateboarder by TransWorld SKATEboarding magazine in 2011.
He still considers his ex-girlfriend Jen to be his best friends.
He was interviewed alongside Tony Hawk and Kevin Staab for the documentary film, Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator.