"Jed was the guy you respected. So smooth, calm and collected.”
"I only met him when he came to SF from LA. He had big pop, style and rocked Adidas!!"
"I just remember Jed being a super nice guy with a great attitude. I never really got to know him that well."
"Guy and I, as well as a few of our other childhood friends, were the first to meet Jed when he came to L.A. He was so different than anyone we knew, so honest and humble as well as a rad skater. Needless to say he was welcomed immediately. We were too young to drive and Jed had a car so we would always go on skate missions together. Being that he had a car he was often recruited to do a lot of driving that I know he really didn't want to do, but Jed being the genuinely good person he is, did it with a smile. This story is one of those said times. My memory is a little spotty since this was 27 or so years ago, but I remember it like this... It was raining and Jed, Guy and I left Guy's house in Burbank to go pick up Henry Sanchez and Mike Carroll from LAX it could have only been one of them, but whatever. I remember it being a grueling ordeal with traffic the whole way there and back. On our way back we had just exited the 405 to the 101 and traffic was shitty. Also Jed was almost always a pretty distracted driver from what I remember. As we were driving we were all talking about skating and shit as Jed was navigating through traffic. I was sitting up front and I remember Jed looking at everyone else as we were talking and not the road. Next thing we know traffic comes to a stop and somebody yells at Jed to stop, but it was too late and we, with the brakes fully locked up, slid right into the rear end of another car. The damage to the other car was pretty bad but Jed's tank of a GMC Jimmy wasn't that bad at all. To our surprise the driver of the other car wasn't mad and didn't even want Jed's info. We were tripping on the way home as to how could this dude not care about us smashing his car. I don't know if it was the same night or the next day but Guy gets a call from Mark Gonzales and Mark tells him that you guys crashed into my dad last night. Mark's dad recognised Guy and that's why he wasn't mad about the accident."
"We went on tour filming for the Love Child video and doing demos. We were in Florida and got kicked out of the demo we were doing, (it was at an abandoned gas station) yea, those days. The owner of the shop was mad cool and said it was all good. We did a lil product toss (World style) and the owner loaned us a bunch of beach stuff. There were a couple of surfboards and Jed took one out and was psyched. He said it was the first time he had been in the ocean, even though he lived in LA for over a year. When we got back from tour he pretty much went straight to the beach and never came back. I saw him one time about a year after at the pier with a surfboard. I think it might have been Santa Monica, he was so brown and his hair was so light, we caught up a little, he said he had been surfing a lot and it definitely looked like he was enjoying life. We skated on to the Sand Gaps or the Venice Pits or something."
"Jed was one of the first people that I met in California. A long time later I was told by someone, that I was the first person he met here, that always ranks pretty high. The skaters I was subjected to were a little different than what I was used to, but Jed stuck out amongst them and seemed more like I was. Once I told him that I had Rocco's credit card and he said 'why didn't you tell me?' - we went straight to an expensive seafood place, that was a long time ago, geez... Years later I moved to the North Midwest and some guys asked me who I'd met in Cali... 'You met Jed, he's from here... so what!?" they replied."
TOM SCHMIDT AKA EARL PARKER
"Jed was a natural on a skateboard, definitely way ahead of his time, I think he might have been the first person to do switch 360 flip down some stairs. I know he got heavily into surfing but I always wondered why he decided to just leave Skateboarding."