UCF Grad Travels the World to Pursue BMX Passion

A black and white photo of a man wearing a helmet.
I was in the northwest working on a video project when my friend James Corbett took this shot of me at a skate park in Vancouver, Washington. It’s one of my favorites parks I’ve ever been to. A year later I ended up camping in the full pipe of that park with some friends, and our tent flooded from the sprinklers. 
A man riding a bike in the air.
My friend Zach Ozment took this photo of me in the deep end of a bowl at a skate park in Athens, Georgia. We’ve driven to Georgia countless times to ride. 
A road in front of buttes.
I shot this at Monument Valley in Utah. I’ve been here three times with three different groups of friends, and each time I was on this road I didn’t realize where I was until the famous landscape slowly came to view in front of us.
A blue lake with mountains behind it.
My friends and I were driving from Florida to California and back to Florida. On the way back, we decided to go completely out of the way and stop in Canada for a little to camp and see some of the lakes. This one is Moraine Lake in Alberta.
Two men ride BMX bikes in a concrete bowl by the ocean.
This is a film photo I took of my friend Danny Josa at a DIY bowl in Puerto Rico. It’s in an area known as La Perla, which is considered the most dangerous place on the island.
An orange tent in a BMX concrete bowl.
My friends and I were driving through the night with nowhere to camp in Brookings, Oregon. Some of my friends and I ended up waking up and jumping over our tent with our bikes while one of our friends was still sleeping in it.
Boats sit on the water in front of some colorful buildings.
My friend and I found a skate park we wanted to ride in Denmark and decided to book one-way tickets to Copenhagen. We ended up wandering around Europe for a couple months. I experienced some of the best hospitality I’ve ever encountered there. Some random strangers offered us a place to stay after they heard we planned on camping in the city. This shot shows off what’s probably one of the most famous, stereotypical view of Copenhagen.
A graffiti concrete BMX bowl.
This is a DIY bowl built by skaters in Copenhagen, Denmark. At night, my friends and I ended up setting our tent up in the bowl and sleeping in it while it was pouring rain. Using leftover wood we found, we built a platform for our tent to sit on so it wouldn’t flood.
A red vertical wall which people can skate and bike off of.
Several years ago I saw a picture of this vert wall and wanted to ride it ever since. I didn’t know where it was, but told myself I’d go there one day. About four years later I came across it in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hot air balloons in the ai during a sunrise.
Every morning in Bagan, Myanmar, hot air balloons are launched at sunrise. One day my friends and I woke up before the sun came up to climb to the top of a temple to watch.
A gold Buddha statue.
Batu Caves in Malaysia was on my bucket list for years, and when I finally made a visit it exceeded my expectations by far.
A group of small children.
These are some children who live in a village in Cambodia. They were playing with trash on the floor and very few of them had any clothes or shoes to wear. But they were the happiest, most carefree and thankful kids I’ve ever met in my life.
A storefront.
During a 15-hour layover in Kunming, China, my friends and I were exploring the city and came across this storefront area. We needed to pay for our flight in cash and almost got stuck there because we couldn’t withdraw any money from our accounts.
A black and white photo of a man sitting in front of tall buildings.
My friend Danny Josa took this photo of me in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Petronas twin towers. We were on a month-long backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia where we went to Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.