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Erin Currier

Leo Baker

Acrylic & mixed media on panel, 36"h x 24"w, Item No. 17016,

Leo Baker (he/they) b. November 24, 1991

Covina, California born of accomplished punk guitarist Marshall Rohner (The Cruzados, T.S.O.L., and Dino's Revenge), goofy-footed Baker
is widely considered to be one of the best skaters in the world, and a pioneer for the LGBTQ+ community. Referred to by Rolling Stone in 2017 as a monarch of royalty, Baker was given their first board, with which they skated their first half pipe, at age two, and has been skating incessantly ever since. 
A seven-time SKB Street medalist, Baker skates for Meow Skateboards, and is the first nonbinary skater and first person to identify as queer to have been picked up by the coveted Nike SB Team. Baker was recently named to the first US Skateboarding Team; and continues to break through boundaries: a hero among aspiring skaters everywhere, an icon within the LGBTQ community, and respected by athletes of all ilk worldwide. “I feel like what [their] doing right now is so pivotal,” says fellow skater champion Vanessa Torres. “The fact that [they have] an image and [their] using it in such a positive way is
extremely important.”