Lodge Guest, Adam Jospeh Nelson Jr AKA AJ !!
I live in Kokomo, Indiana born and raised here
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I played a lot of sports growing up like any kid, I’ve always been the little guy so that had its pros and cons.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
started skateboarding In early 2010 skating street and i started skating vert in 2016. I hit my head a lot so it’s kinda foggy. I started skateboarding because the kids on my block growing up started skating and I was left playing football in my backyard alone so I decided to hop on the wagon and my mom took me t our local skateshop (Dk’s) and we picked up a mini compete. It was a Star-Lite deck with this astronaut avatar looking guy on the deck, it had purple Krown trucks with white baseplates and krown wheels to match. I still have it today it’s on my bedroom wall, completely unrecognizable!
2020, new year, new me ?
Hahaha the phrase of every college chick for about 48 hours into the new year ! There is always room for improvement!
What is really your plan for 2020 ? skateboarding with my friends and lots of traveling hopefully !
Do you have a great hangouts spots in your home town you can recommend ?
My favorite place to be is our local outdoor (pipeline ) it’s an old grindline park, it’s beat to hell but it’s definitely my place to be. There’s not much to do here but go to bars and eat out. I guess you could work at Chrysler that seems to be about it haha
How is a normal day looking for you ?
I work a night shift right now at a retirement home I’m a maintenance tech. I go in at 2pm and get off around 10pm so right now not much goes on before or after work, I can usually cruise downtown after work if I’m feeling it.
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
Anything involving good people and skateboarding it doesn’t matter where!
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
My mom haha she rules were watching tv and talking about the end of the world as we know we know it with this whole corona virus thing….
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
I’m motivated by people that are driven to do and want more than what’s given. My Mom, My Brother, too many friends to single out! They are all radical human beings!
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Malmö, Sweden for Vert Attack last year I went with Peter Furnee. It was my first time leaving the states we had an absolute blast met tons of great people. Complete culture shock!
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
Reef Orlando practically blasting through the rafters at the last super session was pretty wild. I couldn’t imagine doing anything like that at his age. That kids got it!
What was the last item you bought ?
I picked up some brake pads for my car?! Not really exciting or anything but my brother just bought the new call of duty and he’s pretty stoked about that so that’s cool.
Do you have any odd or strange things you do, that you wanna share ?
I sometimes twitch my head or my hands as m I’m dropping in, not sure why. It’s probably me trying to shake out all of the CTE coursing through my body.
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
I got into cycling this past fall that’s been a lot of fun, I draw, sing in the shower a lot, and dance the night away!
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
This place in Kokomo called Hacienda. The best chips and salsa, with ranch! Definitely a must!
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
I have no skill whatsoever. My Mom on the other hand and make just about anything and it’s all incredible!
How do you see the future of skateboarding ? more ? less ? bigger ?
Keep skateboarding weird. Keeping pushing it but just make sure to keep it weird.
Who is the next person we need to interview on the lodge ?
Susie Heath ! She’s the best !
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
That’ll be the end… of everything. Period !
With this interview, do you think we know you now for the better ?
Im just a skateboarder who loves skateboarding that’s all. I appreciate the opportunity and time a ton!
Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?
Thanks to my Mom and my brother Al and Chris first off. Furnee, Todd Morrow, the Midwest crew! Tesnar, AK, Mertz, McClsih, Jake and Gradon! All my sponsors and the people are keep me rolling and happy! Love you Snarf.