We get it. For years longboarding was for people who bomb down hills with reckless abandon. Boards were built for downhilling and sliding. The skate culture promoted it - so the ridership followed suit. But a new ridership has emerged - older, experienced, more discriminating yet full of youthful enthusiasm and hungry for new, fun and invigorating activities. KOTA has re-engineered the longboard with that rider in mind. One who appreciates quality and performance, and who desires a street-skiing or land-surfing experience. KOTA's electric boards are raising the bar in what riders expect from their eBoard too. We believe our superior performance, ride and style fit hand in glove with the new urban lifestyle. This exciting new market brings even more opportunity for explosive growth to KOTA.... [Read More]
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August 03, 2018
November 02, 2018
Manager, Founder and CEO
Mike, our Founder and visionary of the KOTA brand, is a former Navy F-14 pilot and TOPGUN graduate. He's lived and breathed the Knights Of The Air code as a carrier aviator from Kuwait to Iraq to Somalia. He started KOTA with Nikki back in 2012 and has been managing overall operations, sales and capital raises for the company full time since the 'driveway' days 6 years ago. Mike has career-long experience in mission critical leadership, planning and execution. He's the former President/CEO of a Denver-based clean energy technology company spun out from CH2M HILL. Previously, Mike established and managed CH2M HILL’s technology investment portfolio where he led many diverse technology efforts, building product and process technologies into functioning businesses. Mike's responsibilities included managing the Intellectual Property for this 27,000 employee firm. Mike’s expertise bridges both early stage product commercialization and growth opportunities for product adoption in new and emerging markets. Mike is a former United Airlines Captain and has held several voluntary roles in the non-profit community including Chairman of St. Anthony Health Foundation and Flight For Life. He holds a BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a MS Finance from the University of Denver. Mike's an avid downhill skier, roadbiker, woodworker and family man, riding KOTA longboards daily with his kids.
Founder and General Manager
Nikki is the glue that been holding KOTA's operation together since 2012. It's never hard to find Nikki - just follow the sound of her laugh! She handles customer service, order fulfillment, PR, HR, supply chain and much more on a full time basis. Nikki's an entrepreneur with experience in operations, manufacturing, PR, public policy, and economic development. Nikki's a veteran of the Denver Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (MOED&IT) where she was an economic development specialist focusing on startups, the high tech sector and development in Downtown Denver, Cherry Creek, Lowry and the Denver Tech Center. Prior to MOED&IT, Nikki worked directly for the President & CEO of CH2M HILL in public affairs. She established a statewide trade organization for the engineering community, worked with the Clinton White House on environmental technology conferences and performed PR, marketing and business development. Nikki has also been active in her community spearheading many change efforts within Denver Public Schools. She also established and served on the boards of Flight for Life, the StEPP Foundation, Safe Routes to School, Collaborative School Committees and more. Nikki holds a BA in Public Policy and History from the University of Denver.
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