Mike's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Action Sports

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Sequim, WA

  • AIRED ON:

    Other: Roadtrip Nation Action Sports | FuelTV

MIKE PARILLO

Snowboard Graphic Designer/Painter
Libtech Artist

“As long as you have a vision, a goal, you know, and you have the will to persist, and really make it happen, you'll make it happen.”

INTERESTS:

Action Sports Art

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Inspiration Dedication Struggle Education Hard Work Individualism Goals Simplicity Success

TAGS:

creativity, drive, enthusiasm, high school drop out, money, perception, sacrifice, skating, snowboarding, travel, vision

BIOGRAPHY:

Skateboarding literally changed Mike Parillo's life: after watching a skate demo at the age of 12, he began skateboarding and eventually found himself in snowboarding. His love of snowboarding drove him to work in the mountains, where things were rough at first, as Mike found himself living in a tent in the mountains and working as a lift operator at a ski mountain. Determined to keep doing what he loved, Mike continued riding and two years later found himself sponsored by Volcom. After a knee injury, Mike started painting and found his second career as an artist designing snowboard graphics and painting.

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