On May 2nd, Next Up hosted Tyrone Romero, the current Team Manager for Diamond Shoes. Tyrone gave our participants a workshop on the role of a team manager. Students learned about our guest’s history, from being paid in skate gear for working at the LRG warehouse to eventually earning a salary as the LRG team manager while filming and traveling the world with his team. It is the team manager’s role, Tyrone discussed, to be aware of up-and-coming skaters, to organize team schedules and travel plans, and perhaps take on the difficult task of letting a team member know he has been cut. Thanks for coming, Ty! It was helpful to listen to your stories and learn about another relevant position in the skate industry!!