Chances are you've seen Doug Brown on NBC's Good Co.Today show, at the Gravity Games, AST Dew Tour, or even on a stick of X-Air Deodorant, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Doug is a motivational speaker, published author of his autobiography Doug Brown: Beyond the Board, and founder of his highly acclaimed Skate Straight Program. From touring arenas with the band The Newsboys to visiting patients in hospitals with Athletes for Hope, Doug has proven to be more than just a skateboarder. Hidden behind his contagious smile and charisma is a wide range of talents and a strong sense of determination. Doug's love for the world of skateboarding began in 1986 after seeing Back to the Future for the first time. While the skateboarding trend has waxed and waned in popularity, Doug's commitment to the sport remained constant. Doug’s professional skating career began by chance at the 2002 Gravity Games, when he caught the eye of his first paying sponsors. He quickly realized his hobby became his living after a whirlwind of extensive traveling, industry events, demos, contests, and personal appearances. While he maintains a strong commitment to his skateboarding Brown has shifted his primary focus and energies towards his Skate Straight program entering schools, libraries, detention centers and being a keynote speaker for conferences. Doug Brown: Beyond the Board was published in 2010, and has added a new dimension to Doug's career. He writes of his life experiences and how it has been defined by a piece of wood and four spinning wheels. Brown wholeheartedly believes in positive change and the importance of hope and optimism. Notable causes and philanthropy include involvement with Athletes For Hope, American Red Cross, St.Baldrick's Foundation, SADD, and his own Skate Straight Program. Television appearances on NBC's Good Co.Today Show, Much Music Television, 54321, Fuel TV, ABC Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, Planet X, Xcorps TV, and Sports Talk.
Skate Straight: www.skatestraight.org
Current Residence: Cleveland
Been a member of the Triple Eight team since 2003
AST Dew Tour
Schottenstein Arena - Aug 2005 for 20,000 people
June 2004 Release of first pro model deck
Texas Fort Bliss Military Base Demos March 2005
Canada Newfoundland tour July 2006
How does a typical day in the life of Doug Brown go?
Wake up, check email, run errands. It's always something to do with my skate life. Always fitting skateboarding somewhere in my day.
Why do you choose Triple 8 for your protective gear needs?
I've been faithful to Triple 8 pads for years because of the reliablity and trust of the product. No doubt the helemets have saved me on many occasions through the years.
Words to live by?
It's not what you do, it's how you do it. Believe in yourself. Take an original and creative approach to what ever you do in life.