My name is Travis Darling and I’ve been skating for 15 years. I started taking private lessons with Gabe Tripplette when I was just 11 years old and from then on my skill and ability increased exponentially. It is my goal and intention to pass the torch of fun and enjoyment for this creative outlet, we call skateboarding, to future generations. I became a coach because I love to inspire the youth to go beyond what they think they can do and I get to act as a guide and example for their growth along the way. I currently ride for the same company that my first skateboard I stepped on came from: Tactics, a boardshop based out of my hometown in Eugene, Oregon.