Partners & Charities
“I take a central role in each of my partnerships, from designing products for Burton and Oakley, to becoming the majority shareholder of Air + Style. I’m actively involved!”
Whether he’s designing products, developing campaigns, or repping his sponsors, Shaun takes a central role in each of his partnerships. If you ask him how he splits his time, he’ll tell you he’s 100 percent focused on everything he does… 100 percent of the time. The math doesn’t really add up or allow for much sleep. But it also ensures he puts his whole heart into every single thing he does.
"When all the other snowboarders would head to the southern hemisphere for summer training, I’d take a break and do the skate circuit."
While Shaun was being lauded mostly as a snowboard prodigy, he was turning just as many heads in the skate scene. Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk befriended a 7-year-old Shaun at the famous Encinitas YMCA vert ramp and mentored the up-and-comer, eventually turning him pro for his company, Birdhouse Skateboards, at the age of 17 in 2003.