One of the earliest kite photos I have of myself, this one taken by Mike Pederson at the 1991 Oregon State Stunt Kite Championships in Lincoln City, OR.

I’d been flying for almost exactly 10 months at this point, and was voraciously reading every single kite magazine I could get my hands on, hungry to learn and emulate the best.

I had dreams, but really had no idea how far I’d go with kites in the years to follow.

1991 NWSKC - John Barresi (age 16)