Ryan Clements started skateboarding in 1985 in Tampa, Florida at age 12. In 1998, when the opportunity to work at Skatepark of Tampa came along, Ryan sold his current business and made the move into the industry. During his tenure at SPoT as GM, he helped grow the brand to worldwide recognition and co-founded SPoT Productions in 2006, and then Excel Management in 2010. Ryan has created, organized, and managed hundreds of events, from backyard mini-ramp jams to live television. His most recent project is co-founding The Boardr in 2013, where they specialize in events, management and retail.