Geoff Koboldt - President/Owner
Geoff has been at the forefront of emerging trends in a myriad of capacities involving music, action sports, automotive and digital content. In 2008, he left the position of Vice President of Strategic Operations for Dark Horse Distribution, with skateboard brands such as Dogtown, Grind King and Termite.
At Dark Horse, he successfully grew the Internet-side of the business by more than 6150% over the prior year. He has also passionately owned and operated his own music entertainment company Out of Step Entertainment for more than 10 years.
While at General Motors Corporation he held a variety of management positions including Operations, Inventory Control and Quality Network. His Japanese lean manufacturing training led to savings of over $10 million.
He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan State University (1997) and is a member of the MSU Orange County alumni. He also earned his MBA from the prestigious Graziadio School of business at Pepperdine University (2003).
As a child, he competed in freestyle bike contests in Michigan and rode skateboards, thus understanding the action sports lifestyle at an early age. Geoff resides in Los Angeles so he can remain close to the beating heart of the entertainment world.
Mark Olson - Sales & Marketing
Mark grew up in Mpls, MN playing every sport possible, including stints on different boards from skateboarding to snowboarding and wakeboarding. Although Mark enjoyed cruising from A to B and going out with friends and family on various boards, Mark spent most of his time growing his talents in other sports.
These sports enabled him to follow a dream of his since grade school, to move to California. Mark was awarded a scholarship to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Ca, where he was apart of the NCAA collegiate level soccer and tennis teams.
While attaining his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Marketing, he was known for cruising around campus on his longboard. After graduation in 2006 he moved down to San Diego where he held various jobs in sales and marketing in an attempt to find his career path.
His jobs ranged from the large business world of Enterprise Rent-a-car to slanging apparel at Mission Beach Surf and Skate in the tourist trap area of San Diego’s beach communities. After jumping around and getting his feet wet in the world of life and growing up, he realized he wanted to go after and start a career in a company he believed in and felt he was bettering the world at.
In 2008, Mark started his journey in the Bamboo Skateboards family as part of class 2 in the internship program. He went on to become project lead of the following classes and as the company grew he became its first employee, hired on as Office Manager in August 2009.
He was recently promoted to Sales & Marketing from Operations Manager as he continues to grow with the company. He resides in a north county beach community bringing the lifestyle of our company home with him.
Jacquelyn Purvis - Visual Director
Jacquelyn was born in Oceanside, CA but has lived in Arizona, Northern California, Santa Barbara, and Italy. She grew up participating in every sport available to her and has had a life long passion for both art and design ever since she could hold a crayon. Her interests in the action sports industry originated in 6th grade when she moved to Humboldt and her brother gave her her first skateboard. Since then her interests have shifted all over the place, but lately they have turned to cruising on longboards and designing graphics for boards.
Jacquelyn graduated Westmont College located in the beautiful Santa Barbara in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Art/Design and a minor in Movement Science. She has held many miscellaneous jobs and internships that have led her to where she is at now, one of which was working as the business and graphic intern for the Ultimate Boarder Competition introducing her to a whole new artistic side of board sport life.
Jacquelyn is excited to be back home in Carlsbad where she can combine her passions of art and sports into working for a company that is focused on making a positive difference in the world.