WE ARE

Since 2015, JMKRIDE has been dedicated to growing and supporting the sport of freeskating. While other freeskate-selling companies facelessly profit on the freeskate market, we at JMKRIDE reinvest our time and money in the freeskating community both in-person, through local events and meetups, as well as online by maintaining several social media pages and group forums in the United States and worldwide. 

We see a bright future for freeskating just over the horizon. Don't miss out, and join us in ushering in the next revolution in human-powered skating. Roll with us.

Our Origin Story.

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

Left to right, our cofounders Jon Gorden, Mattie Tyce, Marco Cardenas, and Kyoki Shimada at the 2015 Japan Freeskate Open

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CEO JMKRIDE USA, Brand Manager, Founder / USA

Jon Gorden

Jon was devastated when the first freeskate company went out of business. Unable to accept the fate of freeskating, he and four other former employees took matters in their own hands, bringing with them crucial experience of what to do, and what not to do, in running a freeskate company.

Freeskates Pioneer, Head of Sales JMKRIDE USA,

Founder / USA

Mattie Tyce

Mattie was one of the first freeskaters ever. His background in skateboarding set him up to be a true pioneer of the sport, and scored him the credit for inventing much of the tricks considered fundamental to the sport today.

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Adviser, Product development, Production Manager, Founder / Germany

Marco Cardenas

Marco hails from Germany but his reach is global. Marco came up as a rider and developed an international presence in the freeskates community. He spent time in the US as well as working with the largest freeskate distributor in China. Speaking 5 languages fluently, Marco has not only lead JMKRIDE production, he is able to bridge the language barriers for our global events.

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Designer, Pro JMK Rider, Product development,

Founder / JAPAN

Kyoki Shimada

An architect by trade, Kyoki’s design skills and years of being a pro rider contributed heavily to the development of JMK’s unique features and quality. Kyoki was Japan’s largest freeskate distributor and has created a massive freeskate community in Japan.

In 2015, the future of freeskating was uncertain...

    After years of hope and uncertainty came to a disappointing end with the collapse of the original freeskate company, our founders could no longer sit back and watch the community they loved and help build disappear. When many of the original riders were abandoning the sport, our co-founders came together to keep the sport alive, and give the community something to rally around. After three years of collaborative design with some of the best freeskaters in the world, the freeskate was completely re-imagined with numerous improvements never-before-seen to the world, and our flagship freeskate was ready. JMKRIDE was born from the ashes.

MEET TEAM USA

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CEO  & Co-founder

Jon Gorden

Jon was devastated when the first freeskate company went out of business. Unable to accept the fate of freeskating, he and four other former employees took matters in their own hands, bringing with them crucial experience of what to do, and what not to do, in running a freeskate company.

Head of Sales & Co-founder

Mattie Tyce

Mattie was one of the first freeskaters ever. His background in skateboarding set him up to be a true pioneer of the sport, and scored him the credit for inventing much of the tricks considered fundamental to the sport today.

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CTO & CMO

Jeff Milling

From Facebook to freeskating. Jeff's true passion for freeskating, and strong background in software development makes him our go-to for all things website, forums, and online marketing.

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Social Media Manager & Videographer

Gabe Altier

Our man on the inside! Gabe, our youngest team member, lives and breaths all things social media. He brings experience and passion for creating engaging content across many platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and Tik Tok.

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