A skateboard company that builds more than boards

Good design takes many forms . . . and can present itself in many different ways and places, as Tracy Smith shows us.

You might not think of Nashville as a sidewalk surfing mecca, but some of the best skateboards are made right in Music City. At Salemtown Board Company, 27-year-old Will Anderson can turn a slab of middle Tennessee oak into a world-class ride.

But this wasn't exactly the career he had in mind.