Who We Are & What We’re About

Mission Statement

 We are a collective of motocross enthusiasts who want to disrupt the scene of motocross media. Our purpose is simple, create motocross content that is far from the norm but close to the core.


In the Winter of 2015, Tyler Johnson had been shooting motocross for several years and decided that he wanted to start his own site. Elevated Mx was originally created to be a work-sharing platform for the plethora of photographers and videographers in the Rocky Mountain region. 2016 was a year in which Elevated slowly began its transformation from a local work-sharing space, to a national motocross media site. As the team’s goals started to morph, and aspirations started to grow, we culminated on a common theme: create motocross content that the community has been itching for. 2017 should be a year where Elevated Mx begins to garner more regional and national attention, as we aim to take over the media sites of yesteryear.

Our Team

Tyler Johnson


Co-Founder, Director of Photography

Tyler Johnson is the creator & co-founder of Elevated Mx. After years of shooting Pro & Amateur Motocross, he took it upon himself to strike out on his own and build his own motocross media site. Tyler has had his work featured among some of the most recognizable brands and sites in the world of motocross. Along with being the co-founder of our totally dope brand, he is the director of photography: which pretty much means that he makes sure the talent is on-point, along with the work.

Kasen Schamaun


Co-Founder, Director of Videography

Kasen Schamaun is one of the OG contributors to our site. When the site started as essentially a work-sharing platform, Kasen was all-in on Elevated Mx. As time has gone on and we have began to transform into a legitimate media website, Kasen has remained as committed as he has ever been. Kasen is now considered to be among the founders of Elevated Mx, in addition to the director of videography for the site.

Chris Kinney


Co-Founder, Director of Design

Chris Kinney joined the party a little bit later than the rest of the founding fathers. We all agreed that Chris was the right person to bring on the squad because of his talent, passion and the fact that he shared the same vision for Elevated as the rest of us. Chris is responsible for the bulk of any design work that we do. Things like our logo, apparel and everything in between falls on the hefty shoulders of him.

CJ Powell


Co-Founder, Business Development Manager

CJ Powell joined the team a couple of months after the inception of Elevated. Just like most of the original contributors, he saw what the website had the potential to be. His responsibility is to work with the talent and help to create a long-term business that the motocross community can count on.