It all started on a nice sunny day in Michigan for Pat Galloway at the age of 10, while taking a trip to the bank with his first sponsor Mama Galloway. Little Pat happens to take a glimpse across the street to suddenly lay eyes on two men ollieing off a 3 stair. Since then he has been intrigued, skating stairs, cruising wall rides, building amazing transition skills, and adding his own recipe of creativity, with fast kick push ability. In other words Pat is himself, his biggest opponent is him, making it a must to have fun on his board. He says skateboarding “is a never ending work in progress”. A true purpose for skating, take note he’s marked his territory, making it a permanent status.
The Milford skater explains his motivation and inspiration mostly is gained from the comrades he shreds with on a regular basis. They mean the most to him by playing a significant bond in his eternal connection to the plywood.
Going from one thing to the next, Pat and friends have formed a website called the beerics. This comes from guys that are all about A.D.I.D.A.S. (all day I dream about skateboarding), and Pat’s stats has put him up for adoption, no wonder why Adidas has granted him with three stripes. -Rob Larry
Land of Birth
- Plus Skateboarding
- One Percent Skateboards
Leather or Suede shoes?
Depends on the occasion.
Booze or Energy drinks?
Can’t pick just one!
What’s Michigan like?
Michigan is a great state! It resembles the shape of a mitten and is surrounded by the beautiful Great Lakes. The suburbs where I’m from are nice and calm and there are unique cities like Detroit and Ann Arbor nearby. There is a thriving skate scene in Michigan with a ton of amazing skaters.
What is it you miss back home?
I miss my family and friends. I miss PLUSkateboarding (the sickest shop in Michigan). I also miss being in a small town/country setting, although I do prefer the city vibes at the moment.
Why did you make the transition to New York?
I moved to New York after I graduated college knowing that there was better opportunity out here. Also, my girlffriend, who I now live with, had already lived here. I have been out here for almost 3 years and I love the city and love skating here!
How did the innovation behind the Beerics get introduced?
The idea for The Beerics came about from my good homies who live in Chicago. They had the brilliant idea to make a spoof website off of The Berrics and actually created The Beerics as a skate ramp/venue to hold all sorts of fun events along with beer drinking festivities. The spot was right in their house! They were creating The Beerics right when I had first moved to NYC. I just so happened to be making my first little Chaos in the World of Playaos videos at that time, and they thought it’d be a good idea to showcase them through the site. The Beerics is great!
Family, Friends, Rob Woelkers, Pat Miller, George Cutright, The Beerics Fam!
Interview conducted by Rob Larry
Questions by Rob Larry