Trish was a competitive figure skater for several years as a youth. At the age of 34 (in ’94) she returned to ice skating, but after watching an inline skater cross the street she immediately went out and bought a pair of inline skates. In 1996 she became a Level 1 Certified Instructor. In 1998 she became a Level 2 Certified Instructor and then an Examiner several years after that. She has also obtained both Blade Fitness and Master Fitness Certifications. With Kris Simeone in 2004, she co-developed the FIT program (Fitness Inline Training), a training and certification program for marathon skating. She is available for private lessons online or in person.
Trish is also Director for the non-profit Skate Journeys Skate School, which she started in 1999 at the Bellevue Skate King Roller Rink in Washington State. She manages a staff of 27 instructors who help teach six levels of classes as well as freestyle slalom. She has a passion for skating that includes a desire to play an integral role in building the larger community. Because of the skate school, she gets to skate every weekend. Because of the talented instructors on staff, she is compelled to study and practice to improve her own skating—and what she learns, she wants to share! Trish’s skating can be seen on numerous You Tube videos, including a series of 10 moves on K2 Skate University. Another bio about Trish can be found on the Internet: The Alliance.
Skate IA is pleased to partner with Natalie Ujuk who currently resides in the United Kingdom. She has certified numerous skaters in the USA coming to join us at CAMPskateIA. Her full bio will be up soon.
Judith began as an Examiner while traveling in South America where she ran a certification in Peru having our manual translated. Judith currently stays local to Seattle, Washington, run Level 1 Certifications. Judith is an amazing teacher coming from a background of sport education in Austria, her homeland. She lives in Seattle with her husband and skates, creates games and helps us all understand that skating is simply recess. Level 1 & 2 Certified.
Sonic Shah is based in NYC, NY, has a real job but generally looks like a skate bum as he travels from event to event. His full bio will be up soon.
Malik Lloyd is based in Washington DC where he can be found teaching inner city youth in and around the city (his summer camps are a travel around the urban landscape) His full bio will be up soon.
Christine McCabe (here with Sonic) completed her Examiner Certification in early 2019 and has been busy with the Canadian Certifications. From Calgary she runs a Satalite SkateIA across Canada. She is one of the staff at Alien Inline which brings SkatePE to 100,000 kids annually. Her full bio will be up soon.
Neli Stewart, front row red cap, has been an examiner since 2015. She resides in Oklahoma and is an ice skater as well as inline. She teaches all forms of skating including a Syncronized Dance Team.. Her full bio will be up soon.
Taylor Connors is an Examiner out of Seattle. She runs an Apprentice Program at Skate Journeys where for 8 weeks potential candidates for our Level 1 Certification may take a course designed to offer the basics of the Certification prior to taking the Certification. Skate Journeys uses this program to train potential instructors for our camps and classes. Skate Journeys offers this program to anyone 12 years of age or older. Taylor also is the Examiner at Certifications in the Seattle area and at CAMP Skate IA. She is an asset to the organization as she skates in both quads and inlines. She has a Masters in Education with a special emphasis on kids with autism.
Erika is an amazing skater hailing from the land of dance, Brazil. Erika has attended all of ourConference/Camps and has delighted us with new dance moves, new ways to look at skating and teaching. She is in the process of translating the manual and will begin Level 1 Certifications in and around Brazil/South America. Level 1 & 2 Certified and FIT.
Our graphics, logos and branding were all designed by Joe Walker, who is creative, smart and also a top notch skater. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Rawas – staff
Lisa Rawas is the glue and the key to keeping the administrative side of Skate IA in shape. She works on Instructor Bios, our Webscorer-registration pages, renewals and well, so many great things. She lives in Bellevue with her husband Henry and has two great kids. And, both Lisa and Henry skate but it takes a back seat to tennis, where they both excel. She does her tasks with not only excellence, but is always looking for ways where we can improve. Thanks Lisa!!!