Jason Baldessari

Skatepark Design & Development

Born and raised in New Jersey, surfing was Jason’s first love.  Given the inconsistencies of Jersey waves however, Jason immersed himself in the full spectrum of East Coast action sports – whether in the ocean, the streets or the mountains.

With a passion for the outdoors, Jason naturally transitioned into a career in the recreation industry in 2005.  In 2008, he pulled the trigger on a long overdue move to a climate that better complemented his love for action sports, landing in Southern California and becoming a full-time employee of Spohn Ranch.  Never one to settle down though, Jason has since traveled to 15+ countries exploring the best skate, surf and snow terrain the world has to offer.  He injects this worldly perspective into all facets of his work.

As head of Spohn Ranch’s business development, Jason shepherds projects through pre-construction stages and oversees skatepark design, cost estimating and municipal bidding.  Whether he’s waking up at 4 A.M. to catch an epic wave or driving cross country to skate a new park, Jason approaches everything in life with a tireless appetite.  This lust for life translates into his career as well, where he is known by all that meet him as a passionate workaholic who still stop at nothing to build more spaces where skateboarding can thrive.