We thank the 250 attendees at our special Families Connected Speaker Series event with Rodney Mullen. Students and their parents where inspired by his message of helping youth connect with their authentic purpose and passion.
For those who missed the event, please check out the information we have gathered for you below:
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Rodney’s board was inducted into the Smithsonian– where he was chosen for a Professional Fellowship– and subsequently inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Sundance acclaimed documentary, Bones Brigade, An Autobiography.
Beyond Skating: Mullen studied math and engineering at the University of Florida before co-founding World Industries, the largest skate company in the 90’s, which eventually was acquired by Globe Shoes, traded publicly on the ASX. He continues to skate and design, having earned his second patent for a board and truck design, just this year. His skating background combined with his more analytic interests have also opened the door to the TED community, giving talks at two TEDx’s as well as other similar— often tech— forums. Check out the video we’ve included as just one example.