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Vanessa Torres

Photograph By Mark Kohlman/ESPN

"Girls like Amy Caron and Vanessa Torres have a lot of fans. They're legends in the girls skate community. So I thought [with Meow Skateboards] I could give them a platform to be seen," says Lisa Whitaker. "All of them are working; they all have full-time jobs right now. So I told them, 'You do what you want to do, and I'll support you by giving you a platform and creating content we like.' It's just something fun to do with my friends."