– STAFF –

JAY MANDARINO

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CJ’S SKATEPARK (A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION)

“Jay’s philanthropic work has been acknowledged in many editorial articles, letters of praise and with numerous awards including three medals – the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, recognizing individuals who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their communities, and the Order of International Ambassadors Medal.”

ALEX GALLAGHER

(ASSISTANT MANAGER, DIRECTOR OF FAMILY SKATE PROGRAM & CAMP DIRECTOR)

Alex started working at CJ’s SKATEPARK shortly after we first opened and has been skateboarding for over 2 decades. Alex helped develop our family skate program which has parents and their kids skating on Sunday mornings.

He also enjoys giving all kinds of lessons and hosts a 25+ years (older skaters) group for beginners on Sunday mornings. He works well with children of all ages.

Alex’s specialty is transition skating and his favourite tricks are front side grinds. Alex wears many hats at CJ’s and is always in demand and extremely dependable!

It’s great to watch Alex perform some of his amazing tricks on the various ramps in the park. His rapport and respect from the skate community just grows and grows.

He is both an excellent skater with a great style and amazing teacher for any age group. Whether it is a 4 year old just starting out, a seasoned advance rider or an older adult, you will not be disappointed by Alex.

Alex is always positive and like most skateboarders, it continues to be a passion for him.

His dedication/loyalty to CJ’s is amazing and he has turned down other jobs/careers that have offered more money, to stay with CJ’s and his passion. He was the first instructor at CJ’s to get certified in the ISCP/SKATZ Certification Program and is trained in CPR and First Aid.

He has developed into a great mentor for others and it’s been a rewarding journey watching him evolve and become the true leader and role model that he is today.

alex@CJsSKATEPARK.com

SHAWN KIRWAN

ALEX WHITE

SOPHIA DMYTRIV

ANDRE YOUNG

AIDEN MORRISSON

JAYDEN PARKINSON

STEFAN MIELKE

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