Agenda Trade Show Recap: A Family Business
Amidst all the craziness of buying, selling and promoting that goes align with the trade shows the core of it all it is the industry and how tight knit it really is. It's refreshing to go to the show and catch up with old friends that you have known before we were all involved in brands. Some of the people that are part of the industry I have known for close to 20 years. Here is recap of some familiar faces from the Agenda trade show. Not many other industries are as family orientated as ours and I am proud to be a part of it!
When I was in high school I used to take a 4 hour solo buss ride to go skate Miami. Every spot that I would end up at people were always talking about what Felix Arguelles has done there. He is a legend and innovator. I am glad to call him a friend. Thank you Felix for the continued inspiration over the years!
I am also a fan at heart and I had to get a picture with Jon Lucero. He pioneered the independent artist owned brand. I would not be where I am today if he did not open the door for us in the 80's - thank you!
Our sales manger Andre with our Canadian distorters Mehrathon Trading. Great guys!
Jeff Staple is one of the only other designers who owns, operates and designs for their own brand. Nothing but respect for Jeff!
Elias Bingham and I have been friends forever. We skated in SF, partied in Thailand together and he was even at my wedding. He now owns one of the best shops in the country called No Comply in Austin, Texas.
Andy Jenkins and son. I started drawing because of a monthly comic strip Andy had in Transworld magazine. Andy is the art director for Girl skateboards and continues to inspire generations of artists and skateboards.
Arsen is probably the best dude that you will ever meet and is part owner of Hall Of Fame. Great to see you my friend!