32yrs - Santa Barbara, CA
Sean is the LighterBro Skate Team manager as well as a pro skater, and founder of of iREY LiFE LiVN, which is a youth focused skateboard company with the mission to get kids on the right path and stray away from gangs, drugs, and all other bad influences. KILLNIT is the logo for this movement. "Rey" in Spanish means "King" the meaning of it all is to "Be your own King, Don't let anyone discourage you from following your dreams". Check out Sean's Signature LighterBro here
How long have you been skateboarding?
Why did you start skateboarding?
I started skateboarding because I saw my neighbor jumping around having a blast skateboarding in the middle of the street. I thought to myself I need one of those things and I never looked back since.
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Pasadena, CA and my Mom moved to Santa Barbara when I was 6 months old. I have been here ever since.
Where do you live now?
Santa Barbara, CA
How's the skate scene In Santa Barbara?
The skate scene was real big in the late 90's early 2000's growing up in the Shortys skateboards era, man there were so many spots. The scene now is growing and with limited spots to skate but we have a pretty cool skate park right by the beach and some hit or miss skate spots poppin up here and there. There's a lot of younger kids these day's nippen it up but we still have our OGs keepin it sk8y.
Who are your sponsors?
Super Kool Dynmite Skateboards, Lighthouse Skateshop, Hotshot Handel, iREY LiFE LiVN, LighterBro
How does it feel to be a pro skateboarder?
No big deal I just love to skateboard...
How does it feel to have a signature LighterBro out?
I love it and it's awesome that I got to use one of my brands logos for it. KiLLN iT
Who are your top 3 pro skateboarders?
Hard to say but my all time favorite skateboarder has always been Tom Penny and still is.
What is your warm up routine when you get to a spot and are about to drop some hammers?
I like to do some ollies and kick flips, stretch and then I'm ready.
Street or Vert?
Do you skate contests?
I have never skated in a legit contest in my life!
Tell us about your company and why you started it?
I've always wanted to have a skateboard company but never knew how to get one started. 3 years ago I started drawing my logos on sticker paper and cutting them out. I would give out all the stickers to local kids at the SB skate park. About 8 months later I came out with my first run of t-shirts that sold out pretty fast. I then made more shirts, hoodies and limited edition skateboard decks. My main goal with my company is to uplift the youth through skateboarding. I see today's youth stumbling and I see skateboarding as a positive outlet for so many because skateboarding was for me. I would most likely be dead or in jail if I wasn't a skateboarder. I'm stoked I can inspire the youth through my brand.
How old is your son?
Ayden is 6 1/2 years old and I love that kid more than he loves fresh chocolate muffins from the grocery store.
Is there anyone you want to shout out?
My little hommie Franky, the boys at Lighthouse skateshop, Sammy Baptista, Jesse Silvey, Gan Man and everyone that I skate with...
Where can people go to keep up to date on your progress with skateboarding?
My Instagram: @sean_bolis
My Company Instagram: @ireylifelivn_ill
Snap Chat: bolislifelivn
Facebook: Sean Bolis
My company's Facebook: irey life livn
What do you think about LighterBro?
It's a genius tool for everyday use and you don't need to be a smoker to enjoy all the useful tools it holds. I love my LighterBro!