Brought through the Academy system at Bicton College, working alongside Rob Gibson, Skinner was brought into the Chiefs senior ranks during the 2015/16 season.
Initially introduced as an apprentice as the club, the gifted playmaker impressed sufficiently enough, both in training, Under-18 and A League fixtures, to be handed a full contract at Sandy Park.
Initially on dual-registered terms with National League One side Plymouth Albion, then in the Championship with the Cornish Pirates, he made his senior Chiefs debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win at home to Cardiff Blues in November 2016.
Keen to provide able back-up to the likes of Joe Simmonds and Gareth Steenson, Skinner has worked closely with both players and head coach Ali Hepher to develop his on-field game.
This season he figured for the Chiefs in the Premiership Rugby 7s at Northampton and was also included in Exeter's match-day squads for their opening Premiership Rugby Cup encounters against Bath and Leicester Tigers.