ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN ON YOUTUBE likely knows who Casey Neistat is. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, maybe some of his viral videos do. Bike Lanes, Make it Count, and Crazy German Water Park have over 15 million views each. In this video interview, Casey Neistat is asked to talk about the defining moments in his life that have led him where he is today.

My principal saying, ‘If you think you are going to grow up and be able to skateboard through the halls of your office you got another thing coming.’ I built a halfpipe in my office a few years ago just so I could skateboard while I worked.”

This video is part of a web series called Formative that explores the defining moments in a person’s life. The eight-part series was created by Reddit in collaboration with Google Cloud Platform.