Ange: This is the Ange and Steve story. So, what do you wanna talk about?
Steve: We met in the year 2000 and...
Ange: ..13, or 12. I don't know. I don't even know how long we've been together.
Steve: So, anyway, I'm Steve, and this is Ange, and we are married, and we're also owners, co-owners, of Slyde Handboards.
Ange: And a lot of people ask us how we met and how we got involved with business together, and so, here's our story. Steve, how did you meet me?
Steve: Well, I had a big van, and all these girls, her friends, needed to go to a wine farm, so I said, "Let's jump in the van and go to that farm." And I could just see, in the back, a very cute girl, and she caught my eye, and...
Ange: I played hard to get.
Steve: Kind of... Anyway, so yeah, that's kind of where it started. And it was actually a friend's birthday party, and we just kind of hit it off, and I don't think we've been apart since.
Ange: Steve was already had Slyde, and was running Slyde on his own, and I thought it was pretty cool. And he took me out handboarding, and I'm not a surfer, and...
Steve: So, boys, if you ever want to get a girl, there you go, it will get a girl to marry you.
Ange: So, he took me handboarding, I thought it was a pretty cool thing, started helping him with little odds and ends.
Steve: Then she came on, and it was just me and Russell at the time (Russell's a silent partner) and I needed all the help I could get. I was making pretty stuff, but I couldn't even balance a book.
Steve: That doesn't make a good company. And so, Ange came in, and with her womanly skills was able to organize a bunch of stuff.
Ange: Behind every man is a good woman.
Steve: Yes, a great woman. Anyway, that's how it started. She came on and made stuff better, and I think she's the driving force behind us being on "Shark Tank", and I don't think I'd be able to do it without her. And now we wanna kill each other, right?
Steve: No, I'm kidding. It's awesome. A lot of people will ask us what it's like working with a spouse or a significant other. One piece of advice is, I would say, definitely have your own thing.
Steve: Have your separate tasks... I do design. I always ask to make sure that Ange is happy and everybody else is happy with what's going out. I have no interest in finding out how the numbers look when they go out, so I just let her do that side of it.
Ange: Yeah, I think that stresses him out.
Steve: Oh my God.
Ange: Just let him focus on the fun stuff.
Steve: I make pretty. It looks pretty. So, it looks great.
Steve: So, there you have it.