— Did you make a conscious effort to get out of BMX, or did you just find something else that you were more interested in? Did you get into design at a young age?
I crashed and screwed up my ankle pretty bad… screws, plates and all that. It came at a really bad time as I wasn’t under contract with anyone. I had to move back to England to recover and get back on my feet, which took a while. When I was finally able to move back to San Diego a year and a half later everything had changed. No Enchanted Ramp, and no real vert scene. I still did shows for a few years, but was progressively getting more into DJing and designing. I was always into drawing but I started doing design work on a Mac around ’92 I’d say.
— I know you have a wife and a 12-year old daughter. How does your family like San Diego?
We like San Diego. Sometimes it seems a little slow compared to other cities, but we have a good network of friends, and you really can’t beat the weather. It’s hard to believe I’ve lived here for over half my life now! My daughter is Harmony and Zöe is my wife. I also have a 19 year old step daughter, Serene, and a grand-daughter, Lolli. We just opened up a clothing store here, it’s called ‘Hunt & Gather’. That’s keeping us pretty busy right now.
— Tell us about the clothing the store. Who’s involved, what’s it called, how long have you had it?
My wife, Zoe and I own it, it’s called Hunt & Gather and we’ve been in business 6 months… So far so good!