102. Trevor Ullerick

May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023 Will Mackie

Welcome back to another round of Comacan Questions, this week we are joined by a skateboarder we know personally. We’ve run into him (and usually his friend Jon) quite a few times over the years at various skateparks and it’s always been a good time to catch up and watch them shred and have fun. He’s a good man on and off the board, a talented skateboarder and a rad human being, enjoy this week’s interview with Trevor Ullerick, aka Mothmannorth.

How did you get into skateboarding?
There was a big boom in 1976 when everyone started sk8ing. That’s when I started. I was 11 or 12 at the time

Why did you choose the instagram name mothmannorth?
A bunch of us went on a trip to Sk8topia in southern Ohio about 7 years ago. The owner Brewce Martin took us on a tour of the area and one stop was Point Pleasant WV. There is a big Mothman legend there with a museum. That’s where the Instagram handle came from. Added north cuz I’m Canadian. Lol

What inspired you to keep skateboarding?
I actually stopped for about 10 years starting in my late 20’s. My oldest son then became interested and I started again. He stopped after a while but I kept it up.

What does skateboarding mean to you?
Sk8ing is the experience for me and also keeps me sane… l’ve met so many people and made so many friends through sk8ing it’s incredible.

How is skateboarding intertwined with the rest of your life?
Sk8ing is life! It’s my favourite thing to do, I work out regularly so I can sk8 better and longer. I lose my mind if I can’t sk8 at least 1 day a week!

What is your favourite memory on a skateboard?
Fave memories are annual trips to SoCal in February. Made friends with people from all over Canada on the trip and also some pros like Darren Navarette, Peter Hewitt and Tristan Rennie.

Any lessons you’d like to share with younger skateboarders?
Never give up sk8ing – you’re never too old to Sk8!

Anyone you’d like to thank?
My wife. She has been very supportive of my sk8ing. She completely gets how much it means to me.