EXPOSURE 2012 went better than I could have ever imagined!!!! Despite all of the warnings about the stress and madness that comes with event planning and the concerns about whether there was enough time to put it all together, I couldn’t believe how smoothly it all went down. The level of help, hype and skating really blew me away. It was an honor to have such a hard-working team of volunteers. Thank you all so much!!!
The biggest thank you of all goes to the event co-chair, Armando De La Libertad, for being the catalyst for the event in the first place. Not only would the event not have happened without him, but I would have drowned in paperwork/minute details/organizational mishaps if it were not for his help!
There was really a great energy in the air throughout the event. It seemed like everyone was excited, smiling, and skating amazingly. I am so proud of all of the skaters for throwing down! It was very inspiring to see how well the AMs were skating too. They are on-par with where the Pro level was when I started competing. I was definitely struggling to keep up with my own division.
We had a phenomenal set of judges including: Mike McGill, Steve Caballero, Jean Rusen, Dave Hackett and Aaron Astorga with Jim Gray keeping score.
I loved watching Alana Smith giggle and smile between 540 tries, laughing off each slam until she made it. I’m so proud of her!
We were fortunate enough to have the talent of Underexposed’s producer, Brian Lynch, behind the lens and in the editing room. Check out part 1 of the recap here:
I still can’t believe how well it all went. I am excited to work towards creating more ways to fuel the progression of women’s skateboarding. Judging by the level of help, support, and excitement, I’m am definitely not alone!
Additional thank you’s go out to our “Good Souls” committee. Including: Barb Odanaka, Al Braun, Mike Ross, Brenda Chapman, Hailey Villa (beautiful shirts!), Lisa Fletcher, Mary Mills, Nicole Noller, Archer Braun, Matt Condon, Christy Nunes, Claudia Hoag, Erica Shulz, Ocea Lei, Jerome Green, Lynn Kramer, Mike Owen, Terry Toby, Adrian Demain, Lawrence Bowser, all of the skaters’ parents, all of the sponsors, all of the photographers, all of the attendees and anyone I may have omitted.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to do it again
Check out the full results here: http://exposureskate.org/?page_id=17