WORLD CUP SKATEBOARDING
Born on Oahu, Hawaii, now living in Aptos, CA with my wife of 25 years and business partner, Danielle Bostick. We have two sons: Ian Welles McCollum and David Bostick.
Education: 2 years of Community College - affected by the interest of surfing, skateboarding, skiing and playing music professionally, I quit school, hit the road and ended up learning the business world via playing music and owning and managing some skateboard/snowboard shops and eventually becoming Marketing Manager at Donner Ski Ranch in Tahoe. Along the way, I organized several snowboarding and skateboarding events that lead to being President of the National Skateboard Association and eventually the formation of World Cup Skateboarding and WCS Snowboarding which sanctions and organizes over 25 events a year involving skateboarding and snowboarding around the world.
1993 TO PRESENT – President/Director World Cup Skateboarding
2004 TO PRESENT – 1st Vice President – International Skateboard Federation
2004 TO PRESENT – Vice President – USA Skateboarding
Sport Organizer of Skateboarding for ESPN which include past and present: X Games, Asian X Games, Latin X Games, European X Games, X Games Mexico, B3 Series and Destination Extreme Series.
2005 TO PRESENT – Sport Organizer of Skateboarding for the AST Dew Action Sports Tour – NBC
2008-2010 – Competition Director - Maloof Money Cup
2004 TO PRESENT – Competition Director – Pro Tec Pool Party
2004-2008 – Competition Director – GvR
2002 TO PRESENT – Competition Director – Oregon Trifecta
2007 TO PRESENT – Competition Director – T-Mobile Event – Berlin, Germany
1990-2005 – Competition Director – World Championships Germany
1989-1993 – President National Skateboard Association
1985-1990 – Manager Go Skate – 2 stores in Sacramento, CA
1977-1982 – Pro Slalom and Downhill racer – Santa Cruz Skateboards
1977-1980 – Am Team Manager for Santa Cruz Skateboards – took the crew all over N. Cal for contests and once we rode in the 4th
of July Parade at Mammoth Lakes.
1976-1978 – Owner – Skateboards Etc.1975 - starting skating downtown Old Sacramento at Stoker Hill, with a crew and also at a
backyard pool known as the N Bowl, which was the start of the N Men.
1974 – bought a board at Mervyns with the new Urethane wheels and started skating again. Month later bought a Bahne and toured
Colorado with my band hitting up drainage ditches.
1967 – no more equipment available stopped skating
1965 – no support from my parents and I missed the National Skateboarding Championships in Anaheim, CA. Did demos at the
Sports and Boat Show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
1964 – lived in Daily City, CA – had a crew known as the Wipe Outs, we skated all over the city. Best spots were Playland in Ocean
Beach and also the parking lot at City College.
1962 – live on the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, home of Thrasher and Indy. Started skateboarding on steel wheels.