Check Out: Jesse Erickson

Age: 20

Home: San Jose, California

Sponsors: Maple Skateboards, NC Skate Shop When I was little one thing scared me the most besides the dark. It was when I misbehaved, and my father would come at me with this fiery intensity in his eyes and “discipline” me with a blue fly-swatter he kept behind the fridge. Sometimes he’d just be walking by the fridge and I’d run in sheer terror. You see, it wasn’t the fear of pain, because I hardly felt anything under my dad’s shouting and my crying, but the intensity of the moment that really got me. So when you see Jesse, think of this story, and take a moment to reflect on something traumatic from your childhood.┬┐Jerry Hsu