Elissa Steamer is the best girl skateboarder ever. Born in Fort Myers, Florida, Elissa has been skating since she was 12 years old. She received her first skateboard from Barker Barrett, but her first official sponsor was Toy Machine, whom still sponsors her to this day. Elissa was lucky because her parents encouraged her to skate (unlike what most adults would do) . In 1998, there was Bill Clinton, Operation Desert Fox, and Elissa Steamer. She won many competitions and finally her dream came true- she became a professional that November! Since then, Elissa has created skating videos for Toy Machine and for other companies. She is also glad that there is not much female competition because she thinks that if there were, she would lose her job. Despite breaking her wrist and her hand, Elissa still gets psyched every time she pulls off a cool trick or an awesome grind.