AJ Kohn is a Professional Skateboarder / Entrepreneur / Engineer and Community Activist from Philadelphia PA.
Skateboarding gave him not only a canvas to create but a means to travel, perform, promote the sport but a lens to view the world in.
This vision has set the path for his successful business pursuits, award winning designs / patents, community outreach and an out of the box approach to trouble shoot and problem solve creating opportunities to take ideas into reality that benefit the community at large.
Skateboarding: Responsible for all the inner city skateboard programming (youth, adult, adaptive, LGBTQ, Philly Cup contest series, build clinics, etc.) for the city of Philadelphia PA
Event organizer for the rebirth and development of modern Professional Freestyle Skateboarding era (US and World Championships since 2001), Skateboard Programs (After School / Summer Camps / Sk8Edu ), member of the legendary United Skateboard Association (Beast of the East /GROM Series), former top 5 nationally ranked amateur & top 5 world professional competitor / demo talent with 2000+ shows performed world wide.
Entrepreneur: Stunt show/ Event organization work since 97, Partner in One Skateboard Company since 06, Edutainment Assemblies since 2011, The Collective Philadelphia (2015-17) Multi Use Events / Arts Space
The Skateboard Academy indoor training facility since 2017
Engineer /Design : Product developer for Toys & Action Sports gear (patents)
Trade Show booths and Stage show sets.
Currently and Applications Engineer for and Educational company training Educators and building STEM Labs and Maker Spaces.
Developed educational programing based on STEAM fundamental learning for school nationwide through a tour of edutainment assemblies nationwide.
Community Activist: helped fundraise through various means for all current skateparks in the city of Philadelphia and many in surrounding areas, program outreach to inner city and at risk youth through skill mentorships sponsored by the city of Philadelphia, fundraised and volunteered for various causes and individuals