Ryan Crane has been skating parks of all styles and materials for over 20 years, giving him a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t inside a skate park. Bringing that experience along with his design talents to Hunger provides an outstanding opportunity for cities to benefit from all of Ryan’s experience. With state of the art technological computer training and the best equipment available, Ryan delivers the finest designs and schematic drawings in the industry.
Ryan is also an advocate for skateparks in Oklahoma, and has successfully raised the money needed for a new park in his hometown of Bartlesville, OK. Check out their Facebook Page and fundraising gear to support the cause.
Simon, son of Bart and Christy, is the next generation of skatepark builders. He has grown up building skateparks, with his first experience building the Homewoods bowl at age 5. Now at 19 years old, he has directly assisted his Dad in every aspect of construction. Simon is not only a skater but a snowboarder and competitive mountain biker, and favors building bike trails and jumps. He is currently working on a accelerated business degree, and hopes to rejoin the crew full time in May 2019.
Ryan Smith is a leader in Indiana skateboarding, a main figurehead in Bloomington skatepark advocacy, and a craftsman with a design background. His background as a skate shop owner and skateboarder hub gives us insight into lasting designs that integrate all styles of skating. Ryan led the design team on the Bloomington Switchyard Skatepark project, a complicated design off the B-line and in a flood plain.
Hadley Gephart is our graphics pro who insures that our work is showcased by visuals that represent our vision and goals. Hadley specializes in illustration, animations, and graphic art. See more of her work on her website .
Shane is from Jackson, Mississippi, and comes from a strong southern DIY group of park builders. He has been instrumental in projects such as the Jenks (OK), Breslin Park (KY), Tahlequah Renovation and Bowl (OK), and New Castle (IN) skateparks. Shane shines when the concrete arrives, shooting and finishing.
The above team members highlight the design crew and include only a few of the people that have helped us over the years to build and design parks. Hunger Skateparks owes a huge thanks to the many dedicated and skilled skateboarder park builders and designers on our crew that help make our efforts successful. And because we have participated in many community builds, this should also include community members from all projects who live in the skatepark community and continue to advocate for skateparks and skateboarding.