Born and raised in O.B. I have done a lot of soul searching in the avenue of extreme sports. I have skated my way through my teen years and biked my way through some sticky trails. Surfing has brought me peace and serenity throughout my life. Surfing has also taught me many life lessons that no other experience could have. As a pre teen I had a shaper that lived up the street from me that I would watch in amazement and wonder (john of trueline). Some time down the road I would run into a destiny that I have come to realize as of lately would mold me into what I am today. Chris ruddy shaped out of my parents back house and was a leader for my scout group. I also watched him shape in amazement never thinking that I would have it in me to shape such things. Chris and I crossed paths much later. while I was searching for a new board one day, I find out that Chris had moved back to san diego and was back at the shaping of high proformance long boards. I asked to shape me a board and told him that it is a dream of mine to learn to shape. He agreed to make me a custom and to mentor me in the ways of shaping. To my surprise I was watching him shape like three nights a week for two weeks and had picked up a few things. I had this theory that a dream is just simply that.... a dream. Dreams are reachable goals if you only apply yourself. Shaping has shown me that through various steps, something beautiful can immerge from within a blank canvas. I want to always remember where I come from, for that is what has shaped me into the person I am today. That is why this logo or some form of it, is going on every board I make.