Midwest Skateboarding Alliance (MSA) is a non-profit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formed in 2015 by lifelong skateboarder, Brenda Hoppe, MSA is dedicated to promoting recognition of skateboarding’s role within progressive urban and rural community planning, sustainable, active transportation networks, and a vibrant built environment that prioritizes public health. Currently, MSA is working with community leaders & partner organizations to coordinate skatepark builds in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.


Bringing skaters & communities together



MSA activities promote recognition of skateboarding’s role within:


Progressive urban and rural community planning

Sustainable, active transportation networks

A vibrant built environment that prioritizes public health


Members advocate for civic leaders to:


Address regressive laws and policies that constrain skateboarding as a highly sustainable means of transportation

Support the construction, maintenance, and promotion of skateparks as a tool for fostering community cohesion and popularizing physical activity, especially for marginalized youth

Champion skateboarding as a platform for art and creative expression

Support local economies related to skateboarding

Acknowledge the living proof represented by skateboarders across the region that this profoundly impactful “pastime” can be a lifeline for many, especially in the tough times of adolescence and beyond




Founder & Board Chair
Brenda Hoppe

Treasurer & Board Member
Darrin Mosman

Board Member
Luka Krympotich

Board Member
Thana Hussein

Board Member
Jake Halsne

Board Member
Megan Nowak