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Our Team

The team at Pulse consists of enthusiastic skimboarders who are passionate about showcasing the sport in the best possible light. With creative minds and driven attitudes, we started the project with the intent of creating a magazine worth viewing with articles worth reading. 


David Haefele


David is a Santa Cruz skimboarder who finished 28th on the UST in 2013. Back in ForeverSkim’s heyday, he was a regular contributor of writing, photography, and video. His background in writing and experience in photography and marketing shape how Pulse is portrayed both in the pages and throughout other online channels. 

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Jackie Gollbach

Creative Director

Jackie is an experienced graphic designer currently designing for three separate Santa Cruz startups, including Modarri and Santa Cruz Hope. She has a long list of first-place contest finishes including the 2009 through 2012 Senseless Skimfests as well as the 2013 TAC SkimBlast. Her design style is lively and clever but also professional and sleek, a style that compliments ocean photography creatively accents skimboarding media.

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Derek Makekau

Associate Editor/Advisor

Derek founded and ran ForeverSkim the Magazine for nearly a decade. During that time, FSM grew into the largest regular publication of skimboarding media. He now runs 20/30north Studios and he’s helping with various major and minor decisions over at Pulse. His knowledge of publications is unmatched within the skim industry, and he is enthusiastic about the ForeverSkim brand continuing onward.

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