Twitter: @OSDLIVE

I've been into sneakers for 29 years. Before the shows, events, and everything that is sneaker culture today, I always had a busy schedule. Since my kids came into the picture (Simone, 14, and Gavyn, 12), they have been my road dogs as often as possible. Both have been to sneaker related events with me over the years. They have assisted me in conducting workshops for non-profits, and my daughter has even come with me out of state to events. To this day, they still will go with me to events. They've been very much in tune with my role in sneaker culture, so because of that they've made the balancing act really easy.