Since I began posting skate clips more and more on Instagram I've been given the opportunity to meet, (online and off) a lot of fellow skateboarders from around the world. In a society where it has almost become "cool" to hate on the use of social media and looking at your phone, (which I agree to in a small way), it also gives you the chance to meet really great, like-minded individuals that share the same passions as you. This is how I met and interviewed the owner of the Shift Skateboarding Company, Joel Matthews.
How did you originally get into skateboarding?
When did you decide you wanted to start your own skateboarding company and what were some of your biggest challenges you faced/are facing?
Where did the name "Shift Skateboarding Co" come from and what sort of products do you sell?
What are your goals for the company in the next year and do you have any upcoming events you'll be attending?
How can people stay in contact with Shift now and in the future?
Although the Shift Skateboarding Co. is in its early phases, I really believe in Joel's vision for the company. Ask anyone who's ever attempted to start a skateboarding company and they'll tell you it's a really difficult endeavor to take on. With the passion behind Shift and Joel at the helm, I have no doubt that if he continues he'll make his mark on the industry.
I'd like to thank Joel for taking time out of his day for this interview and I can't wait to watch them grow as a company and in their online presence. Be sure to tap or click the button above and give them a follow on Instagram. Now go shred!