Brandon, a 23-year-old professional longboarder from Salem, Oregon has made a name for himself in skateboarding, primarily as a competitive downhill longboarder, traveling around the world shredding hills and learning new tricks.
"Growing up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, I was involved in sports and photography from a young age. After five years as a competitive wrestler, I discovered downhill skateboarding when I was about 15 and immediately set out to not just be good at it, but to become one of the best. Working my way through school, I even delivered Jimmy Johns sandwiches by skateboard – challenging myself to be faster than the other guys with cars and bikes. In the eight years since, I’ve gained both skill and a sizable following on social media. I’m known for an aggressive but refined style.
I’m currently sponsored by several brands and travel the world regularly for competitions and media opportunites. For Moonshine Mfg., a high-end specialty board company, I help plan marking strategy, manage social media, and lead our international team of skateboarders.
I was in college studying business, sports marketing and photography for two-and-a-half years. I even managed to make it onto the President’s List for academic excellence. I decided to take time off from my studies, however, when the unique opportunity arose to use my skateboarding skills to do stunt work in a feature film. Released in 2017, I served as Vin Diesel’s stunt double for the skateboarding scenes in the film “xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage.”
Currently I’m continuing my pursuit of a BA in marketing at Portland State University. I have plans to finish college and, of course, to keep racing and appearing on podiums around the world holding my skateboard up in the air!"
Profile banner photo: Kevin Carlton
Quadrant photos: Erik Olson, Adam LaPierre, Unknown crew member, Erik Derycke