Jake Ilardi is a professional skateboarder using his position to make a difference in the community. Originally from Osprey, Florida, Jake’s impressive abilities and infectious energy have made him a staple in his local skateboarding scene. Starting with a surprise win at the 2017 Empire Am Getting Paid contest, Jake went on an amazing run of contest showings that led to him earning a spot on the inaugural U.S. Olympic Skateboarding Team. After the Olympics, Jake came home and immediately started using his new platform to inspire change and progression at his local skatepark. Now a full-on advocate, Jake has partnered up with the "Skate City SRQ" non-profit to increase the number of skateboard parks in the community and further his position as a role model and mentor for the next generation of skaters coming up. In his free time Jake loves reading, hitting the beach, Chick-fil-A, and hanging out with his grandma.