Harrison was 19 when he passed away unexpectedly in Thailand while taking a short holiday with his cousin while working in China for Skechers.
Even with so few years, Harrison knew how to get the most out of life. While many of his friends knew about his fun-loving spirit and love for the ocean, boating, and fishing, he was also business minded, a natural leader, and a conscientious soul who spent much time with his family and friends.
As a baby, at the age of 6 months, he took his first boat trip through Alaska, which may have laid the foundation for his passion for the sea as well as travel. He has been to numerous countries—both with his family for vacation and with his father, learning the family business, including his recent six month trip to China. But where he may have loved to be most was closer to home—on the family boat and fishing in Catalina.
In school, he spent two years on track, two on football, and six playing tennis, and served on the Teen Advisory Board of The Friendship Circle, where he also spent time with children with special needs. He was also into technology, and loved to take photos and videos, often taking the camera from his mother, Wendy.
His interest in business began early as he attended Skechers sales conferences when he was a child, watching his father, Michael, and grandfather, Robert, speak. When he was 15, he got his first job at the Skechers retail store in Manhattan Beach as a sales associate, learning about the product and the importance of consumer relations. At 17, he would attend many account buy meetings in the company’s corporate offices, learning the importance of customer relations. At that time, he also began traveling with his father to understand the international marketplace and the process of developing and producing footwear. Michael would even use him as a sounding board for marketing advice as he was very frank and open about what was “cool” and what wasn’t.
Harrison is survived by his brother Chase, sister Mackenna, and his loving parents Michael and Wendy Greenberg.