As Executive Director, Miki is responsible for the overall operations of the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Miki Vuckovich was a founding member of the THF Board Of Directors in 2001 and served until 2008. In March 2004 he took over for outgoing Executive Director Steve Hawk, who remains a permanent member of the Board Of Directors. Formerly a producer for the ON Video series of skateboarding documentary films, Editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding Business magazine, and Senior Editor for TransWorld SKATEboarding magazine, Miki’s 30+ years in skateboarding includes visits to many of the fabled California skateparks of the late 70s, and skateboarding communities the world over.
Miki graduated from the University Of California San Diego with a B.A. in Writing.
As Development Director, Kim is responsible for the foundation’s overall fundraising activities.
Kim has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in high-profile fundraising, campaign and major-donor development, grant writing, membership outreach, and cultivation initiatives. Kim began her work with the Tony Hawk Foundation as a founding board member in 2001, helping the organization establish itself, and joined the staff as Development Director in 2004. Kim has served in executive leadership positions for a variety of non-profit organizations.
Kim graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English Literature, along with an M.A in non-profit business management and community service from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts.
In his role as Programs Director, Peter is responsible for designing and implementing all skatepark programs at THF.
With nearly a decade of work promoting skatepark development, most notably as Co-Founder and former Director of Skaters For Public Skateparks. Peter Whitley brings tremendous experience and perspective to THF. In 2005 Whitley led his hometown of Tacoma, Washington through the process of developing a system of public skateparks, converting blighted urban parks into pedestrian-friendly skate areas. The Tacoma experience has become a model that continues to inspire community leaders across the U.S.
Peter studied at Evergreen State College in Washington, and completed his coursework in Design at the School Of Visual Concepts in Seattle.
As THF's Strategic Partnerships officer, Lily Schwimmer develops special projects with key donors and supporters, and oversees all event-based fundraising for THF, including the annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit.
Lily was THF’s first Intern in 2008. After completing her studies, she worked for AEG Live in Las Vegas, whose primary venues were The Joint inside The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Lily was responsible for assisting with the booking of these venues for AEG Live, and for over five years helped manage operations at The Buick Invitational and Farmers Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament.
Lily completed her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon and her MBA in Sports Management from San Diego State University.