When I was about 15, Seth Olsen, who used to work for WAKEBOARDING magazine, saw me riding on my parent's lake. At that point, I wasn't great, but I had a good foundation. I could do all the basic inverts and 3s and 5s and I think I could do a couple of mobes. He and I rode together a handful of times, and he was just an awesome guy; he really supported me. He got me into Surf Expo and introduced me to some of the guys at Liquid Force. That was kind of my first foot in the door, and they got me on a product agreement. That was pretty much where things stayed for me for the next few years, even as I got into college. Right after I finished high school, I got into some of the Gravel Tour events, and my first time out I won overall in Outlaw. That kind of gave me the sense that if I got into this a little more, I could potentially do something. But that was a little tough because I actually went to Rollins College to play baseball.