You can learn a lot about a person by exploring their past. This is the principal behind Emerica’s new “FOCUS” series that will profile various members of the team. First up is Jon Dickson. From growing up in rural Illinois to breaking his leg after taking his first push on a skateboard, Dickson’s roots can clearly be seen in his work ethic on a skateboard. Click play about to learn about how one of skateboarding’s rawest talents first got his start.