Meet the SPoT Staff

A place is nothing without its staff. Below is the crew that makes it happen around here and some of the products they like from our Shop.

Marse Farmer

Recommendations from Marse Farmer:
Supra Vaider High Snakepack Shoes

Wesley Box

Wes, a long time lurker, ripper & a usual at all All Ages contest, joined our team in June of '15. Holding down Sunday morning lessons, Wes can be found helping coach beginner & is also available for private lessons, hit him up at Recommendations from Wesley Box:
Lakai Camby Crailtap Shoes Lakai Echelon MJ Shoes Thunder Ishod Wair T30 Hollow Light Trucks Chocolate Elijah Berle Monster Truck Deck Chocolate Elijah Berle Saints Deck Spitfire Mike Anderson Shaped Wheels

Tristan Mershon

Tristan joined our shop staff in May of '15. Tristan also films projects around the park and can be found behind the lens of a VX in Tampa. Follow @tbmersh to check footage Recommendations from Tristan Mershon:
Sector Nine Bamboo Mundaka Longboard Complete DGK Smoke Weed Everyday T Shirt Mob Grip High Times Magazine 420 Sheet Griptape Skullcandy Agent Over-Ear Headphones HUF Glow In The Dark Plantlife Crew Socks Red Bull Red Bull Grizzly Tie Dye Bear Cut-Out Griptape Mouse Bong Sheet Griptape

Adam Washell

Adam joined our team in January of 2015. Coming in hot on the new year as our buyer, you'll be sure to see him at all tradeshows handling biz and shakin' hands. Catch him around the park or SPoT Ybor making sure the store is stocked on the latest goods! Recommendations from Adam Washell:
Independent Stage 11 Standard Truck Bones Wheels Ben Raybourn Audry II STF V5 Wheels Bones Bones Reds Bearings adidas Seeley Cup Shoes Theories Trinity of Costanza T Shirt Theories Classic Heathered Crew-Neck Sweater Polar Skateboards Hjalte Halberg BS 50-50 P5 Shape Deck

Paul Zitzer

One of the key persons leading to the creation of SPoT, Paul has always been around in one way or another. In September, we official welcomed Paul as an employee of the park. Catch Paul at all of our events, local & abroad, as well as posting to the blog. Recommendations from Paul Zitzer:
Volcom Faceted Chino Pants Prospects Productions Static IV DVD Box Set Toy Machine Angry Turtle Crew Socks Bones Wheels Chris Miller CMYK SPF Wheels Bones Bones Swiss Precision Bearings Nike Stefan Janoski EXP PQS SHoes SPoT Skate Shop Logo T Shirt Theories Coffin Windbreaker Theories Cipher Snap-Back Hat olloclip iPhone 5/5S 4-In-1 Lens

Chris Reitz

Joining our team in August of 2013, Chris is our lead maintenance member. He ensures that everything from lights to the ramps are 100%. This kid rips, catch him in the streets of Tampa on any given day. Recommendations from Chris Reitz:
Skatepark of Tampa 93' University Coaches Jacket Spitfire Ishod Wair Pro Formula Four 99d Wheels Supra Cuba Slip-On Shoes Skate Mental Uzi Does It USA T Shirt 3D Logo Board

Andy Johnson

Andy comes from over a decade of retail experience and even more than a decade of skating. You can find him holding it down in the shop or behind the grill at our events. He's a positive guy and takes customer service very seriously. Recommendations from Andy Johnson:
Independent Stage 11 Standard Truck Spitfire Formula Four 99D Conical Full Shaped Wheels Bones Bones Swiss Precision Bearings Dickies Slim Straight Leg Work Chino Pants New Balance Numeric PJ Ladd Stratford 533 Shoes New Balance Numeric Brighton Mid Shoes New Balance Numeric Quincy 254 Shoe New Balance Numeric Quincy 254 Shoe New Balance Numeric Brighton 344 Shoe New Balance Numeric Brighton 344 Shoe

Chris Preston

Chris joins the staff in Feb 2013 as our new product photographer and all things artsy like flyers, logos, and other design work keeping new things looking tight and slowly updating old, not so beautifully designed things we've done in the past. Recommendations from Chris Preston:
Vans Old Skool Unisex Shoes Skatepark of Tampa SPoT and Destroy T Shirt Independent Stage 11 Standard Truck Thrasher Magazine Rope Snap-Back Hat Spitfire Formula Four 101D Conical Full Shaped Wheels Bones Bones Swiss Precision Bearings Program Skateboards Eddie's Knife Deck

Sam Bellipanni

Sam holds it down for the SPoT Team and you can catch him in the shop as well. He makes it look easy on a board with a bag of tricks like no other. He also maybe the guy to teach you how to kickflip during a skate lesson. Recommendations from Sam Bellipanni:
Vans Madrid Reissue Pro Shoes Volcom Frickin Modern Stretch Chino Pants Independent Andrew Reynolds Stage 11 GC Hollow Baker Truck Fourstar Legend Air Freshener Bones Wheels Hardcore Medium Bushings Cliche Satan T Shirt Stance Gable Socks Theories Morning Star T Shirt Theories Theoramid Long Sleeve Pocket T Shirt Beats By Dre Beats Pill Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Brian Schaefer

Schaefer started this place in 1993 and lived here while it got off the ground. Then he went and started a bar in Ybor called The Bricks. Find him there and he'll most likely buy you a beer and then bus your table. Recommendations from Brian Schaefer:
Real Justin Brock About To Roll Deck Real Peter Ramondetta About To Roll Deck Toy Machine Turtle Boy Socks Toy Machine Monster Face Socks Spitfire Andrew Allen Signature Wheels Fourstar Collective Denim Jeans Fourstar Art Dump 15 Years Coleman T Shirt Fourstar Chara Long Sleeve Shirt Brixton Capo Plaid Long Sleeve Button-Up Shirt Brixton Brigg Jacket