Mike Kershnar grew up in the Southern California world of skateboarding, surfing, graffiti, and outdoors. After building a bond with Element, and our founder, Johnny Schillereff, Mike co-founded the non-profit Elemental Awareness, which has raised funds to send hundreds of underserved youth to Skate Camp. Also, as an accomplished artist, he has shown his artwork in galleries around the world and collaborated on products with Element and concert posters for Morrissey, Wilco, Beastie Boys, and more.