Shay Kostabi
Co-Founder // Artistic Director


Jesse DeYoung
Co-Founder // Photographer

The Local Skill was founded by Shay Kostabi and Jesse DeYoung. Shay is a fitness professional and personality with a background in the performing arts and Jesse DeYoung is a professional photographer with a background in personal training. So they have a mutual love for fitness, art, architecture, photography, handmade and specialty goods, local designers and a fierce passion for building community and culture.

After traveling, shooting, sweating and yes… dating for over three years these artistic health-nuts longed to find a way to not only work together, but to collaborate with some of the amazing talent they’ve met over the years in an environment that had yet to exist outside their own imaginations.

And so, The Local Skill was born. An creative wellness collective + artistic consulting agency curating and showcasing local skill through experiential events + original content. The Local Skill's mission is to elevate your typical workout experience into an immersive artistic experience. Shay and Jesse’s long list of contacts and keen eye for style allow them to discover the best in local fitness, art, taste and design + tailer each project to the movers + makers they collaborate with.