I welcomed the extraordinary MARC JOHNSON November 13, 2018 to the show or perhaps the Most Interesting Man in the World as I played to introduce him.
Seriously one of the most interesting humans I’ve had the opportunity to get to know!!
From North Carolina to Virginia, back and forth to hopping in a Honda Accord at the age of 16 with 80 dollars in his pocket and heading west to Nor Cal, SF, Santa Cruz onward south to San Diego. Although he left prior to graduating high school, he did home school and received his high school diploma. He also went on to take classes in college and had hopes to even get a masters in math at Berkley had it not been for the explosion of travel for his skateboarding career.
He comes with a list of accolades ( too many to list) but including
Thrasher Skater of the Year 2007 (SOTY), over 34 video parts, he’s a company owner and all around creative minded authentic individual. One of the most technical and phenomenal skaters ever,
“He’s one of the best skateboarders ever”, Giovanni Reda.
We skimmed or hit on many points including MySpace perils, his first skateboard with a story never heard, where his SOTY award resides and ironically on National Pickle Day ( who knew), which is the key ingredient to his infamous breakfast sandwich.
Heads up also for Business and Company board release with an ETA of February 2019.
Also, stay tuned to Marc’s return as so much we couldn’t even address, (talks of a mini series on the forecast).
Warm thanks to Jai Tanju, Giovanni Reda, Michael Burnett and Ben Colen for their quotes and time.
And obviously BIG THANKS to Marc! Look forward to having him back in studio.
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