My mission is to create a skateboard company that embodies everything I love and value about skateboarding. That speaks to a global community of enthusiasts and promotes skateboarding as a positive activity, philosophy, and lifestyle that inspires physical, mental, and spiritual self-improvement.
— Born in Edison, New Jersey, on June 29, 1970
— Started skating September 1984, saw Black Flag play a month later at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey
— Sponsored by Powell Peralta in June 1986, won the NSA National Amateur Street Style Championships in July 1986, featured on the cover of Thrasher Magazine in August 1986
— Went pro for Powell Peralta in 1987
— Iconic Elephant pro model and Public Domain video released in 1988
— Helped form World Industries with Steve Rocco, Rodney Mullen and Jesse Martinez in 1989
— Barnyard board, artist Marc McKee’s first ever skateboard graphic, released in 1989
— Won the 1st Annual Tampa Pro Street Contest in April 1995
— Formed his first band, Mike V and the Rats, with guitarist Jason Hampton in 2002
— Performed as a guest vocalist for Black Flag reunion at the Hollywood Palladium in September 2003
— Produced, Wrote and Starred in television series Drive, which aired for three seasons on FUEL TV starting in 2005
— Started the band Revolution Mother with Jason Hampton in 2005
— Formed the band Good For You with Greg Ginn in 2013
— Became Black Flag’s fifth vocalist in 2014 and performed 60 shows with the legendary punk band
— Launched Father Daughter Podcast with daughter Lucy.