As a lifelong skater, Charlie first visited Palestine in 2006, volunteering as an English and Music teacher, but quickly realised that the kids were far more interested in skating! After several years of teaching and travelling in Palestine and in the Middle East, and after studying an MA in Arabic at Edinburgh University, he went on to establish SkatePal in 2013.
Previously based in Spain, Charlie has recently returned to the grey-British Isles and currently manages SkatePal from the London office.
Aram was one of the first skaters in Palestine, who started along with his best friend Adham Tamimi, just a couple of months before a chance meeting with Charlie in Ramallah led to the pair getting involved in SkatePal.
Since 2013, Aram has been helping Charlie and the SkatePal team build ramps and teach skateboarding across Palestine. After completing university in Tunisia in 2019, Aram returned to Palestine to take on the full time role of Local Manager.
Director, BA Music Technology
Theo is a skateboarder and music producer from London whose passion for teaching skateboarding led him to volunteer with SkatePal in 2015.
Theo now manages SkatePal's projects and partnerships from the U.K.
Local Co-ordinator, MA International Affairs
Maen is a Palestinian-American skateboarder and filmmaker with a background in conflict resolution.
He has championed the West Bank skate scene since its inception (even giving a TEDx talk on the subject!) and is now based in Ramallah.
Media & Comms, MA Conflict Resolution
Phil is a freelance video editor based in London, who works with a variety of commercial and charity clients.
He has been volunteering in Palestine since 2007 and working with SkatePal creating visual content since 2015.
SkatePal Ambassador. PhD, PGCert, MA
Dani is a British-Palestinian skater and academic, whose work explores the social and cultural impact of skateboarding in conflict zones.
She first volunteered with SkatePal in 2015 during the construction of our skatepark in Asira Al-Shamaliya.
SkatePal Ambassador. BA History
Chris is a professional skateboarder living in London who first volunteered with SkatePal in 2014 during the construction of Zebabdeh skatepark.
Chris represents SkatePal internationally and works on collaborations with major skate-brands.
SkatePal Ambassador. BA Public Administration
Ryan is a professional skateboarder from Arizona, USA. He first visited Palestine in 2018, during which time he met Aram Sabbah, Adham Tamimi and Maen Hammad.