If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
TONY SMITH - FOUNDER
Tony is an entrepreneur, adventurer, outdoorsman and all around random person. Looking for a respite from his day job in finance, these complimentary passions inspired him to build his first wood SUP in his South Austin garage. From this humble beginning he founded Jarvis Boards with the simple mission of building the best handcrafted wood SUP on and for the planet. Since then he has led the charge in pushing the boundary of wood paddle board design. Tony has a passion for inspiring others to break free of their comfort zones and spend time experiencing new adventures.
See more of the Jarvis Boards story HERE.
Joshua Miles - Head of Production
Ever met someone that is annoyingly good at everything? Well if you haven’t then meet Josh. Visual artist? Check! Industrial engineer? Check! Cool hair? Check. Well you get the idea. Josh has a varied background including carpentry, ceramics, painting, audio design and more. Pretty much if you can dream it, he's probably already made it. After spending 20 years surfing, making art and living life in Hawaii, he relocated to his home state of Texas and now heads up production for Jarvis Boards. When he isn’t building custom wood SUPs he can be found in his personal studio painting or building ultra high end custom audio systems.
Johnie Gall - Adventurer/Writer
Johnie Gall is a writer and photographer who gave up her office job in favor of working from the back of a van so she could travel the country. She is passionate about inspiring others, especially women, to get outdoors and explore the world around them. The former senior editor at the women's surf magazine, FOAM, has lent her writing and photos to Urban Outfitters, Free People, Swell, Teva, and GrindTV and was named one of Backpacker Magazine's most inspiring women on Instagram. Follow her life of adventure on the open road on her website:
Angel - Creative/Yogi/SUPsister
Angel has over 10 years experience as a yogi and over 5 years SUPing across the world. Shortly after obtaining her Yoga Teaching certification in Colombia, South America, Angel knew she wanted to take her practice to the water. With the aspiration to share her love of the outdoors and inspiration from the environment with others, she actively seeks to promote outdoor adventure and conservation efforts. Her training has provided her with the tools and inspiration to provide wellness to others and promote a life centered around the outdoors. When she’s not on the water, she spends her days as a creative director, photographer, traveler/adventure seeker and community builder. Her favorite board for SUP, SUPY and adventure touring is the Rio Grande.
John Schell - Teacher/Surfer/Photographer
John is photographer teacher and all around badass. After a career teaching special education in NYC, John moved to LA where he has combined is love of surfing with his passion and skills as a photographer. He specializes in lifestyle, commercial and editorial photography and has been featured in a wide range of publications. His board of choice? The Guadalupe.