Natalie Krishna Das: Pro Skateboarder, Founder of iLList Light Productions

Natalie Krishna Das, pro skateboarder, photographed in downtown Phoenix with her dog, Valkor, by Nicki Escudero

Natalie Krishna Das, pro skateboarder, photographed in Downtown Phoenix with her dog, Valkor, by Nicki Escudero

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Natalie Krishna Das is one of the most badass gals in the Valley. The 32-year-old Phoenix resident is a pro skateboarder, and she spends her off time surfing waves and snowboarding mountains. What makes the Los Angeles-born beauty even cooler: she’s the founder of the Arizona division of Falling Whistles, a nonprofit that brings exposure to war and the use of child soldiers in the Congo.

When Krishna Das isn’t busy holding up her title of 15th in the world for Women’s Pro Bowl Riding, she’s working on iLList Light Productions, the creative strategy, marketing and social media company she founded.

See some of her cool skateboarding moves here on her YouTube channel, and read on to find out how she became a beast in the bowls. You can also watch a video of her talking about her favorite reasons for repping the Valley, below.

What brought you to Arizona?

I moved here when I was 16 for school and to live with my mom. I went to Ironwood High School and graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Continue reading