A business is only as good as its employees. Luckily for us, Skate World has an incredible team that’s committed to making Skate World, Lakeland, and every skater’s life better.
Hi! My name is Tracy King and I am currently the S.T.E.M. Coordinator for Skate World. I have been employed with Skate World for over 3 years where I started part time as a Skate Guard. My full time job is with Kate Somerville Skincare as the North Florida Training Ambassador. I also work as a HHA with Home Instead Sr. Care in Winter Haven. I have 2 amazing children, Patrick (14) and Mallory (8) who are also avid skaters with their Mom! I enjoy cooking and genealogy research.
Hi, My name is Jah’Kara Croxton. I’m 19 years of age (my birthday is June 7th). Growing up I attended Girls Inc. of Lakeland, which gave me the opportunity to be the young lady I am today and also a great skater at Skate World. I am a very friendly, outgoing person. I have 3 amazing brothers. I am a Lakeland high school graduate. I will further my education at Polk State College to be a Dental Hygienist. I’m very thankful to be an employee at Skate World. I look forward to all the many blessings that are yet to come.
Julia Lovelady is 16 years old and she is a junior at George Jenkins High School. She is very involved in her school’s FFA chapter. She enjoys showing and selling market animals such as Hogs and Steers. She is also very involved at her church and she likes volunteering at the compassion house, where they feed the homeless.
Hello, my name William Gosnell. I am a skate guard for Skate World. I am a new skater, kinda. I skated when I was little at Skate World back in the early 80’s for a couple years, but recently started skating again with my son (a little over 2 years ago). I did not realize how much fun I would have doing it again. My son and I skate shuffle and jam skate style. I really enjoy helping the new skaters learn how to skate, and even teach some of the better skaters how to rhythm skate style and start learning new tricks. Plus it helps me learn more styles and tricks. Skate World is where I started and where I call home. I have known the family for more years than I care to mention, lol. I am 47 years old and skating helps to keep me in good health. The benefits from skating are too many to name, but the people and the family are what stands out the most. We are all very close. If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.
Stay tuned next week for the last installment of our Get to Know the Skate World Staff blog series.