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MIMI KNOOP

THE ALLIANCE
CO-FOUNDER

MIMI KNOOP is one of the most respected female skateboarders in the world. Since first turning pro in 2003, she has claimed 5 X Games medals in women’s vert & has cinched titles at some of the world’s most prestigious bowl contests (including Protec Pool Party). Mimi always has a smile on her face and skates fast with a balance of grace and aggression.

Always pushing for progression, she has been one of the most active women in skateboarding behind the scenes too. As an advocate, she has been dedicated to building up the sport for the girls of the next generation by co-founding the Alliance, and hoopla skateboards. Through the Alliance and ESPN, Mimi helped bring about prize purse parity for men and women at both summer and winter X Games back in 2009.  The Alliance has acted as the official sport organizer for all professional women’s skateboarding events at ESPN’s X Games since 2006; and has partnered w/ various contest organizers, industry leaders, and sponsors to cultivate more opportunities for female action sports athletes.

Mimi is also a talented multi-media artist and has shown her works all over the world. She created the name and logo for the popular “Combi Pool Classic” contest held by Vans each year in Orange County, CA. Mimi represents women’s skateboarding with passion and enthusiasm and is a great ambassador for girls getting into skateboarding and action sports.

 


ICONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • TONY HAWK

  • BOB BURNQUIST

  • STEVE BERRA

  • ERIC KOSTON

  • ROB DYRDEK

GIRLS AND WOMEN COMMITTEE

  • MIMI KNOOP

    THE ALLIANCE
    CO-FOUNDER

  • LISA WHITAKER

    THE ALLIANCE
    VP OF SPORTS & COMPETITIONS | PARTNER
    OWNER OF MEOW SKATEBOARDS

  • AMELIA BRODKA

    EXPOSURE: A WOMEN'S BENEFIT MOVEMENT
    FOUNDER

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

  • BRIAN SCHAEFER

    SKATEPARK OF TAMPA
    FOUNDER

  • APICHAT RUTNIN

    16 MEMBER COUNTRIES, ASIA
    ASIAN EXTREME FEDERATION (AXF)
    PRESIDENT

  • BRIAN ATLAS

    STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING
    PRESIDENT

  • CHAD FORD

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
    FRONTSIDE EVENTS, BOWL-A-RAMA
    FOUNDER

  • TIM REED

    XGAMES
    SENIOR DIRECTOR, EVENTS & CONTENT

  • WILLIAM FREDERIKSEN

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
    COPENHAGEN PRO
    FOUNDER

  • CHRIS STIEPOCK

    ALLI SPORTS
    VP, GM DEW TOUR

  • JOHN MAGNUSSON

    MALMO, SWEDEN
    BRYGGERIET SKATEBOARD ORGANIZATION, ULTRA BOWL, VERT ATTACK
    FOUNDER

  • RYAN CLEMENTS

    THE BOARDR
    CO-FOUNDER

  • HASS AMINIAN

    SINGAPORE
    ASWSG, KIA WORLD EXTREME GAMES
    GENERAL MANAGER

  • MARCELO SANTOS

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
    BRAZILIAN CONFEDERATION OF SKATE (CBSK)
    PRESIDENT

  • BRIAN HARPER

    CA PRODUCTIONS
    DIRECTOR - MARKETING, DESIGN, NEW PROJECT DEV.

  • DON BOSTICK

    WORLD CUP SKATEBOARDING
    PRESIDENT

INDUSTRY LEADERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • HUNTER MURAIRA

    NIKE SB
    GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR




  • PAUL SCHMITT

    CREATE A SKATE
    FOUNDER

  • STEVE VAN DOREN

    VANS
    VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS & PROMOTIONS

  • JEFF TAYLOR

    DC
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL BRAND & MARKETING

INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARDING FEDERATION

  • NEAL HENDRIX

    INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARDING FEDERATION
    CHAIR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS COMMITTEE, USA

  • JOSH FRIEDBERG

    INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARDING FEDERATION
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • GARY REAM

    INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARDING FEDERATION
    PRESIDENT