Shane Medanich is a Native New Yorker from the town of Eastchester. After a short stint in the mid 90's riding for Rookie Skateboards, he relocated to San Francisco in 1999. In addition to being a founding member of the skaterock/metal band Hightower, he was the music editor for Lowcard Magazine from 2004 to 2010. Now, after being back in New York and living in Brooklyn since 2012, he is still skateboarding, playing drums for the band Slashers and can be caught MC'ing the occasional event. We are glad to have him as a contributor to the blog in the form of event coverage, interviews and collaborative photo essays!