Mike Taylor

I was born in Santa Barbara and started skating in 1974. I was fortunate enough to ride most of the great West Coast Skateparks from back in that era. I still have my membership cards from Big-O, Marina Del Rey, Whittier, Lakewood, Upland and Del Mar and our local parks, Sparks and Golf & Fun.


I started working for Powell Peralta in 1979. I was thirteen. I still work here today and love it. I left and came back a few times to work at a retail skate store, a Tahoe Ski Resort, and to work on over 300 skateparks in 17 states and 5 countries.


I love surfing, snowboarding, music, my daughters Serina and Amie, my girlfriend Laurie, and of course skateboarding!