Staff

Greg Lowe

Co-Director & Senior Instructor

Greg Lowe is a 49 year old father of four who runs Sass Bro’s Design. Greg started skateboarding at the age of 8 thinking it would be a good way of training for hockey. He fell in love with the sport instantly and has been competing both professionally and recreationally ever since. He is best known for “Skate Zone”, the state of the art skateboarding facility he created where many Canadian pros trained.

Being fortunate enough to skate with some of the sports pioneers, such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Lonnie Toft (eight-wheeler creator with Wee Willy Winkles), and Tom Sims as well as other renown Canadian and international skateboarders. They have not only helped Greg develop pool-riding skills but also to discover another passion; snowboarding.

Greg still has his early snowboard concept models, which were laughed at by people at the ski hills and resorts. Winning the first ever Ontario Downhill Snowboarding Championships, however, changed all that. For 16 years, Greg has been a National Coaching Association-certified head coach at the house league level of the Mississauga Hockey League. Teaming up with Jay Mandarino, Greg is looking forward to developing a new group of accomplished skateboarders and building a world-class facility.

Luis Barboza

Director, Operations & Senior Instructor/Coach

Luis Barboza has been skating for over 23 years and is a Senior Skateboard Instructor in charge of the adult classes at CJ Skatepark. Skateboarding is his first love (just don’t tell his wife or kids!).  He has experience coaching all ages, having taught spinning, cycling and personal training with the City of Brampton. He has his ISCP/SKATZ (International Skateboard Certification Program/Skateboard Teaching System) Certification and is grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at CJ Skatepark since 2014.  He has been able to transfer his teaching knowledge into skateboarding, making him successful to lead CJ Skatepark participants in exceeding their expectations and overcoming their fears.  luis@cjskateboardpark.com

 

Alex Gallagher

Director, Family Skate Program & Senior Instructor/Coach

Alex has been working at CJ’S Skateboard park and school for 2+ years. He is 23 years old and has been skateboarding for 15 years. Alex 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 in general.

Daniel Kratochvil

Director, Special Needs Program & Senior Instructor/Coach

Volunteer instructor with CJ Skateboard Park and School since July 2009. He has had the opportunity to work with children affected by cancer and other special needs, though primarily works with children with autism. A skateboarder for over 17 years, Daniel finds the opportunity to coach younger skaters extremely rewarding.

Mike Seifert

Advanced Senior Instructor/Coach

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