Duane Pitre Profiled

Source: The New York Times.

Just as profits were rising, however, Pitre bought a cheap bass, realized his true love was making music, and bid skating farewell. “I was getting paid to do this thing I did not want to do,” Pitre, now 47, said recently on a call from his home outside of Ann Arbor, Mich. “There was no option for me to skateboard to just make my living. That’s not what it was about; it was about self-expression.”