BIO

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ORIGINALLY FROM ALABAMA, JAMIE THOMAS HAS MADE HIS DREAMS A REALITY BY PUTTING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE AND FOLLOWING HIS PASSION FOR SKATEBOARDING. IN 1992 AT THE RIPE AGE OF 17, THOMAS MADE HIS WAY TO CALIFORNIA WITH THE ASPIRATION OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDER. WITH NO PLACE TO LIVE, THOMAS BEGAN HIS NEW LIFE ON THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO. AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS ON THE STREETS, THOMAS CAUGHT A BREAK AND RECEIVED A SPONSORSHIP DEAL FROM A SMALL UPSTART SKATEBOARD COMPANY AND WAS GIVEN A PROFESSIONAL MODEL SHORTLY THERE AFTER.

IN 1996, THREE SHORT YEARS AFTER HIS PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDING DEBUT, THOMAS PARTNERED HIS FIRST SKATEBOARD COMPANY, ZERO SKATEBOARDS. HIS STRONG WORK ETHIC, RELENTLESS DETERMINATION AND PERSEVERANCE PROVED TO BE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE BRAND AND HIS PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARD CAREER. IN 1997, THOMAS ATTEMPTED A JUMP OFF A 2-STORY DROP THAT BECAME KNOWN AS THE “LEAP OF FAITH”, THIS DISPLAY OF COURAGE AND COMMITMENT HELPED FURTHER SOLIDIFY HIS NAME IN SKATEBOARD HISTORY.

IN 2000 THOMAS PURCHASED THE TRADEMARKS AND EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO ZERO AND STARTED BLACK BOX DISTRIBUTION. THOMAS THEN LAUNCHED FALLEN FOOTWEAR IN 2003.

IN 2006 THOMAS WAS PRESENTED WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL “ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” AWARD FROM BUSINESS LEADERS, ERNST & YOUNG. THOMAS CONTINUES TO RELEASE INSPIRING VIDEO PARTS, CONSISTENT MAGAZINE COVERAGE & APPEAR REGULARLY ON SKATEBOARDING’S LEADING WEBSITES. AS A 20-YEAR VETERAN OF PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDING, 2013 WAS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE YEAR OF HIS CAREER GAINING HIM MORE EXPOSURE THAN EVER BEFORE.

THOMAS IS A DEDICATED HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE.