Professional Kendama athlete and part of the Kendama USA team. He was the USA Pro of the Year in 2010. His Kendama YouTube channel has earned over 2,000 subscribers.
He grew up skiing a lot and thought he wanted to do that until he blew out his knee. Tim Durtschi, a pro skier, and his friend would play with Kendamas when he was injured and gave to him while he was recovering.
He has had several Kendama Pro Models created according to his preferred specifications available for purchase at toy stores.
His father is Chris Thorne who won the World Championship in mogul skiing in 1972.
He was raised in South Lake Tahoe like professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson.