Name: Franziska Stolz
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Occupation: Cleaner, pro skateboarder, beanie-knitter
As a child in Mosnange, Switzerland, Franiska Stolz’s mom used to have to drive a half an hour simply to get food from the store. Growing up in a town of 700 people, no one could have ever predicted that Franziska would rise through the ranks to become an internationally-acclaimed professional skateboarder.
As an adventurous youth in boarding school, Franziska took up snowboarding as a hobby and instantly became hooked. It was only after falling in love with shredding the slopes that she decided she needed a similar pastime that she could indulge in all year round. That’s when she discovered skateboarding.