Board of Directors


Karina Miller


Karina Miller has 30 years of business and human resources leadership experience and a passion for empowering people’s dreams to come true. Since 2015, she has served as a Sr. HR Consultant supporting high-growth, entrepreneurial, and virtually located companies.

Karina currently lives the RV life, roaming around the country with her husband. She loves the Skate Journey’s mission and has been re-discovering her love of in-line skating since connecting with Skate Journeys.

Brian Long

Vice President

Brian Long has been a skater for most of his life, putting on his first pair of skates at about 6 years old. He has also worked in the skate industry for over 10 years. Most of Brian’s skating background has been in ‘aggressive’ skating, and he has spent significant time practicing and enjoying all styles of skating.

Brian owns and operates the US online store and Seattle storefront for Shop Task skate shop. His involvement with Skate Journeys began when he moved to Seattle from Vancouver, BC to open the Shop Task storefront, which introduced him to Trish Alexander and the Skate Journeys community!

Whether it be through accessibility to the right products, teaching, or community building, Brian is passionate about providing experiences that help others enjoy skating to its fullest potential.

Jean Gea


Jean Gea has over 15 years of experience as a product marketing leader and currently leads marketing for Cloud Ops at Amazon Web Services. He has worked for companies of all sizes and lived on three continents so far (Asia, Europe, and North America).

Jean loves building authentic, diverse, and inclusive teams with people who like to have fun and accomplish great things together. He became a Skate IA Certified Skate Instructor in July 2020 and completed his first skate marathon in September 2020. In addition to being the Board Secretary, he is also an Instructor for Skate Journeys.

Lis Christine Lutz


Lis is a CPA with over 20 years of experience in accounting, primarily with financial reporting. She currently works in local government and has several years’ experience in the Public Accounting and Banking industries. Having had minimal roller-skating experience at a local rink as a kid, Lis learned to skate inline at Skate Journeys in her 40’s. She then went on to amaze herself by becoming a certified skate instructor with Skate IA. In 2018 Lis branched out to artistic skating and managed to qualify and compete at USARS Nationals in 2019. She is currently working on AARS achievement tests and plans to compete again in the 2023 season.