Skater of the Month


Nickname: Buttery Ass Donovan
Number of years skating: 30
Rides: Everything DELUXE
Favorite section at Skatelab to shred:
Blue Room Flat Ground
Favorite friends to skate with:
Favorite Pro: Jim Thiebaud

Big up’s to our January Skater of the Month, Donovan Strain! It’s been a long time coming but hard work and dedication pays off. Donovan has been coming to the Lab longer than most of the local kids have been alive. Some might say this is where he got his start! Truth be told, Donovan used to work at Skatelab many, many years ago. Another truth, the counter top in the shop is now metal because Donovan decided to have an impromptu drum-off on the glass counter. Tip- screw drivers and griptape files are not good drum sticks! Donovan has left a pretty big mark at the park and is sure to go down in Skatelab history. We’ve endured a lot of shenanigans over the last two decades but none quite like Donovan’s. Who would have known what riding a Skateboard would lead to for this Simi local. Did we mention, Donovan will energy drink you under the table any day of the week! We’re honored to have Donovan’s support here at Skatelab and always stoked to see what new and exciting things he’s got going on, on and off the board.

Follow this OG on instagram and for god sake, buy him a Monster energy drink next time you see him!


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