Rob Ferguson

Created in the Summer of ‘07

Robert A. Ferguson was raised in both Hayward & Castro Valley, CA, attended both public and private schools, and graduated from Bonita Vista High School in San Diego, CA. Mr. Ferguson then pursued his college education at San Francisco State University, studying economics before venturing out and creating many great organizations, including the ROB SKATE ACADEMY, Lets Chalk, 4141Corp., Cali Am Jam and many more, all of which are for the community.

Mr. Ferguson’s vision with the continuing economic spiral and the rising costs associated with youth activities is to provide young children and teens with activities and sustainable programming for free or at an affordable price, as well as incorporating mentorship and community empowerment. He has dedicated the past years of his life to making that a reality, helping those with less fortune to have equal opportunities as others.

Over the course of Mr. Ferguson’s journey, he found himself deeply impacted, particularly while holding safe spaces for young men, and he discovered a huge void and hypermasculinity that's been instilled in many of the young men he worked with. Newly added to his vision for clean community parks with a range of affordable or free programs is the provision of mindfulness and social emotional awareness throughout communities.

On that journey, he became a young, influential role model that many individuals (especially teens) gravitated toward, whether they realized it or not. With his charisma and open-armed approach, Mr. Ferguson has successfully changed environments for the better, from classrooms to large city public areas. He is polite, patient, dedicated, strives for the best, and builds a village with any project he’s associated with.

Judy Jang Jan

Judy Jang Jan has a background in biology and business and works in biotech. She has previously served on the board of a food justice nonprofit and has extensive volunteering experience. She learned of ROB SKATE ACADEMY’s healing impact firsthand after signing up for lessons in 2019. All the instructors’ supportive style and clear guidance fostered as much transformative personal growth as they did major skill progression. She believes the culture and team are pure magic! Judy enthusiastically aims to extend this experience to others, including our community’s most vulnerable youth. Paying it forward has never been more fun!


Brian Bassard

Brian Brassard (they/them) is a Bay Area creative with a focus on photography and video production. Fueled by their background in being a part of the Black and Trans community, Brian makes it a mission as much time as they can to better their community through empathy and encouragement and has been involved in volunteerism for most of their life. In January 2021, Brian was commissioned to create a promotional video for RSA. The exposure left them in constant awe of the work RSA was doing for the local youth, and it was an easy decision to be a part of the board in hopes of spreading the joy and mindfulness of skateboarding kids and adults alike.