The name Donny Barley should ring out like a bell for anyone that’s ever witnessed his unique brand of speed, power and East Coast rawness. Simply put, Donny Barley is a legend. After years of putting it down in the spotlight, Donny disappeared from professional skateboarding just a few years back. At the time Donny had found himself in a tough situation, one that’s commonplace for many pro skaters. When company cutbacks pop off, it’s either swim like hell or go down with the sinking ship. Donny chose to swim and began powering through his life’s next chapter with ultimate focus. CCS recently caught up with Donny and talked about his departure from Zoo York, his Rhode Island skateshop, working at Element, his new pro deck and stepping gracefully to the plate when life’s itinerary suddenly changes.