The Outdoor Biz Podcast

The Outdoor Biz Podcast

www.theoutdoorbizpodcast.com
Rick Saez


Photographer Jim Herrington and I talk about his iconic portraits from Benny Goodman to Fred Beckey [EP 229]
Aug 4 • 55 min
Today I’m speaking with Photographer Jim Herrington. Jim’s celebrity portraits include Willie Nelson, Morgan Freeman, Dolly Parton, and his images have appeared in magazines like Rolling Stone and Esquire. He has a fabulous portrait series of many of the…
Adapt and Evolve, The changing landscape of Outdoor PR with Alycia Cavadi [EP 228]
Jul 28 • 40 min
Alycia Cavadi from Momentum Media PR talks about how digital changed the landscape of PR in the Outdoor space.
Virtual Trade Shows, Podcasting, and more with Outdoor Influencer Jenna Celmer [EP 227]
Jul 21 • 33 min
I had the opportunity to speak with Jenna Celmer recently. Jenna produces the Outdoor Dream Jobs Podcast with Ali Carr where she is also an Admin. We talked about her role at Gearmunk, the Facebook Basecamp Group, the future of tradeshows, and much much…
The man that walked like a pack, Norman Clyde stories with Andy Selters [EP 226]
Jul 14 • 59 min
Andy Selters and I got together at the Mountain Rambler Brewery here in Bishop awhile back and Andy entertained us with Stories about Norman Clyde and his Eastern Sierra backcountry hiking and exploring adventures.
Adam Donahue Business Director with Dometic talks about the growth of Overlanding [EP 225]
Jul 7 • 32 min
In July of last year, 2019 Adam Donahue Business Director over at Dometic and I had a great conversation about Dometic’s business and how Overlanding or Vehicle Supported Adventure is growing.
Replay Episode 191, Steve Casimiro of Adventure Journal- Ethical Publishing and Delivering Premium Journalism and Imagery [EP 224]
Jun 30 • 45 min
Steve Casimiro, publisher of the Adventure Journal tells us how they produce fine journalism delivered daily through AJ. I particularly enjoyed his comments about how they stay true to their values and goals of ethical publishing and delivering inspiring…
Podcasting, Recruiting, Career advice and more with Outdoor Industry Executive Recruiter Roy Notowitz [EP 223]
Jun 23 • 50 min
Today I’m speaking with Roy Notowitz, President of Noto Group Executive Search. Roy has spent nearly his entire career in the Pacific Northwest. His work includes founding the Generator Group, he spent time in recruiting at Nike, he’s is a recipient of…
America Outdoors with Aaron Bannon- leading the industry in public policy, innovation, and promoting outdoor recreational activities. [EP 222]
Jun 16 • 44 min
America Outdoors Executive Director Aaron Bannon is a Casper Wyoming native, spent two years in the Peace Corps and ten years in conservation advocacy before settling in Lander Wyoming to work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Super Pacific Episode 4- From Outdoor Product Idea to Product Launch with Spencer Houser and Peter Williams [Ep 221]
Jun 11 • 32 min
Our 3rd conversation on Episode 210, we talked about the product line up, styles, price points, etc? How many versions of these are you planning to build, and the types of customization tent fabric/material and potential accessory items? On this episode,…
Building a Career with Skateboard Industry Maven and Connector Tommy Barker [EP 220]
Jun 8 • 38 min
Today I’m speaking with Tommy Barker. I’ve known Tommy since he was a kid running around Eagle Creek and Clive. Following in his Mom and Dad’s footsteps, Steve and Nona Barker, he has made quite a name for himself as an advocate and connector in the…
Doc Forgey is a Fellow in the New York Explorers Club and wrote the book on Wilderness Medicine [EP 219]
Jun 2 • 47 min
Doc Forgey is an accomplished Doctor, Author of over 30 books, and an adventure traveler. On this episode, he tells how he was introduced to the outdoors, his writing career and thoughts on first aid, wilderness medicine, and prepping for disasters.
Operating a Climbing Guide Service in a small town with Kurt Wedberg [EP 218]
May 26 • 42 min
Kurt has summited Mt. Everest 3 times and operates Sierra Mountaineering International Climbing Guide Service in Bishop, CA. Kurt and I talk about how he got started and what it’s like running an International Climbing Guide Service in a small town.
Outdoor Fun Every Day with JanSport’s Paul Delorey [EP 217]
May 19 • 38 min
Fun conversation on episode 217 of the Outdoor Biz Podcast with long time JanSport president and master of fun every day Paul Delorey
A life in the Backcountry with Doug Robinson [EP 216]
May 12 • 84 min
Doug talks about his many backcountry adventures, product design, the outdoor industry, and tells a couple of stories too.
Joe Vernachio of Mountain Hardwear on his career, Climbing Mt. Everest and more [EP 215]
May 5 • 29 min
When Joe Vernachio joined Patagonia as a product line manager in the late eighties, it didn’t dawn on him that 30 years later that he would be at the helm of a yet-to-be conceived brand named Mountain Hardwear. A resident of Marin County, when he’s not…
How to avoid being the last Outdoor Retail Brand out of a reps bag with Lauren Webb [EP 213]
Apr 28 • 25 min
After 12 years in the Outdoor Retail Industry as a jack of all trades at retail, these days Lauren Webb of Bullish Endurance develops Creative Solutions for brands that are often last out of the bag.
Small Business Resources, Solutions and Tactics with Outdoor Business Consultant Jim Thomsen [EP 214]
Apr 27 • 43 min
He began his outdoor career in the ’60s working for Dick Kelty, he started a couple of outdoor businesses with his brother, was an executive with VF for quite a few years, has taken numerous adventures near and far with his wife Katie and is now helping…
A life of ranching, adventure, outdoor retail and paella with Wes Allen [EP 212]
Apr 21 • 44 min
Wes Allen and I talk about this current pandemic and its effects on the adventure and outdoor retail business, his life growing up on a ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Sunlight Sports, the Argo Agency and more.
The man behind Mystery Ranch packs, Dana Gleason [EP 211]
Apr 14 • 56 min
I’m excited to talk with Dana Gleason today. Dana’s been making packs for over 40 years in the outdoor industry. Some of the best packs I’ve ever carried. It’s always fun to catch up with him at trade shows and now on the podcast.
SuperPacific Episode 3- From Outdoor Product Idea to Product Launch with Spencer Houser and Peter Williams [Ep 210]
Apr 9 • 35 min
This is episode three of a special series I’m doing with Spencer Houser and Peter Williams. They are in the early phase of their startup Super Pacific and we thought it would be fun to chronicle what it’s like to develop a new product from scratch and…
Bear Fish Alliance talking Truckee River Stewardship, Fly Fishing, Burritos and Podcasting [EP 209]
Apr 7 • 53 min
Today I’m talking Fly Fishing, Podcasting, Stewardship and more with Nico Sunseri and Ben King of the BearFish Alliance. Fellow Fly Fishing aficionados, Nico and Ben believe that by enabling multilevel stewardship via unified communication channels, it is…
208: Kurt Gauss- Leading Design and Innovation at GSI Outdoors
Mar 31 • 45 min
Kurt Gauss of GSI Outdoors is one of our outdoor design wizards making the core product we just can’t live without. He has degrees in design from Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He’s taught product design and led undergraduate and…
207: SuperPacific: #2 Spencer Houser and Peter Williams, From Outdoor Product Idea to Launch
Mar 26 • 31 min
This is episode two of a special series I’m doing with Spencer Houser and Peter Williams as they launch a new brand. We’ll drop a new episode every couple of weeks and talk about how they came up with their idea, the initial steps, and all the wins and…
206: Steve Gallo- Learn more about OOFOS and their awesome recovery footwear
Mar 24 • 33 min
Steve Gallo joined OOFOS, the global leader in recovery footwear, as President in February 2018. A professional with more than 25 years of experience in branded footwear, apparel and accessories, Gallo leverages his industry expertise to continue fueling…
205: Barry and Cathy Beck- Fly Fishing, Adventure and Photography
Mar 17 • 28 min
Barry and Cathy Beck have hosted some of the best fly fishing and photo adventures you’ll find. They have traveled and fished all over the world and produce stunning images of it all.
204: SuperPacific- From Outdoor Product Idea to Launch
Mar 12 • 29 min
This is episode one of a special series I’m doing with Spencer Houser and Peter Williams. They are in the early phase of their startup Super Pacific and we thought it would be fun to chronicle what it’s like to develop a new product from scratch and…
203: Margaret Newhard- Wigwam Socks, My Favorite Pair
Mar 10 • 32 min
Outdoor Biz Podcast is excited to share my conversation with sock aficionado, 40 under 40 SGB recipient, family dance party planner and Wigwams director of product management, Margaret Newhard
202: Brian Helfrich, Summit Coffee Co.- making a name for themselves in the outdoor space
Mar 3 • 29 min
Brian Helfrich, is the CEO and owner of Summit Coffee Co., a national coffee and lifestyle brand that’s quickly making a name for themselves in the outdoor space. In addition to operating its own cafés, Summit runs a coffee importing and roasting…
201: Mike Ferrell- Producer, Show Host, Writer
Feb 25 • 43 min
I had a fun conversation with Mike Ferrell, Executive Producer with Field Day Studios recently. We talk about his recent Mongolia Adventure with Rally for Rangers, his bar-b-q chops, podcasting and more.
200: Richard Bangs- Keeping the Quest for Adventure Alive
Feb 18 • 60 min
I’m excited and honored to have Richard Bangs on episode 200 today. Not only is this a milestone for the podcast but I had a great time catching up with Richard. One of the founders of the Adventure Travel Industry Richard has racked up first descents and…
199 Dawson Westenskow: Product Management and Sustainability Consultant
Feb 11 • 50 min
Dawson has had the opportunity to work on products including footwear, bags, device cases and more for some of the top outdoor brands and retailers in the world. Living in Bozeman provides plenty of outdoor fun and we talk about his career, education…
198: Brian Chaney from Korkers- Change your footwear traction on the fly
Feb 4 • 21 min
Brian Chaney from Korkers talks about his college days at St Marys, his Semester at Sea and how he wound up leading the family business.
197: Chris Goddard-over 40 years in Public Relations
Jan 28 • 33 min
Chris and I talk about her career in Public Relations, how PR has changed, and the strategic role they play in their client’s businesses today.
196: Tom Sadler- Marine Fish Conservation Network
Jan 21 • 56 min
In this episode, Tom Sadler tells us about his tireless fisheries conservation work, fly fish guiding, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and drops some great books on us.
195: Marc Bale- Farbank, Built Around a Passion for Fly Fishing
Jan 14 • 36 min
In this episode, Marc Bale and I talk about the fall IFTD Fly Fishing Show, his experience with Sage and now Farbank Enterprises and the great brands in their quiver, and Marc shares a bit about wine pairing at a sales meeting dinner.
194: John LeCoq- We talk about Fish Pond, Conservation, The Fly Fishing Business and more
Jan 7 • 28 min
John and I talk about how Fishpond came to life over 20 years ago, the great product and conservation work they do, fly fishing retail and more.
193: REPLAY Arrive- Gear rental may change the way you recreate outdoors … maybe it already has.
Dec 31, 2019 • 38 min
Your gear is waiting. Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond from Arrive Outdoors are flipping the script on outdoor gear ownership and renting.
192: REPLAY 177 Colorado Teardrops
Dec 24, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Dean Wiltshire of Colorado Teardrops tells us how he transformed his boat building chops into beautiful teardrop trailers and built a nice business in Colorado.
191: Steve Casimiro of the Adventure Journal talks about consistently delivering premium Journalism and Imagery
Dec 17, 2019 • 45 min
We’re wrapping up the year with Steve Casimiro, publisher of the Adventure Journal. Steve tells us how they produce the fine journalism delivered daily through AJ and I particularly enjoyed his comments about how they stay true to their values and goals…
190: Sam Kabert- learn how to 10X your productivity with Virtual Assistants
Dec 10, 2019 • 24 min
Sam Kabert from the Clone Yourself podcast talks about how he triples and quadruples his productivity by cloning himself. Yes, you heard that right. his Podcast Clone Yourself is all about working with Virtual Assistants to get more done.
189: Kristin Carpenter- Verde Communications, River Guiding, Podcasting and more
Dec 3, 2019 • 49 min
I’m excited to share my fun conversation with Kristin Carpenter from Verde Brand Communications. Kristin and I talk about how she built Verde into a talented team and collection of brands, her Channel Mastery Podcast, a favorite of mine and more
188: Kent Millecam- Turn your Backyard and Campsite into an Outdoor Kitchen
Nov 26, 2019 • 34 min
Kent Millecam and I talk about how he got into the Outdoor Business, his career at Camp Chef and some of the new technology they are bringing to the table.
187: Gregg Bleakney- WhereNext?
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
Gregg Bleakney and I talk about how a photo submitted to The Seattle Times launched his photo career and more on Episode 187 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast.
186: Addison Edmonds and Gunner Kennels 5 Star Tested Quality Dog Crates
Nov 12, 2019 • 26 min
Addison Edmonds and I talk about how Gunner Kennels came to life, how he learned to design and build them and the safety features their kennels deliver to protect your pets.
185: Revenue River- How digital marketing and sales innovation can help you reach more consumers and grow sales
Nov 5, 2019 • 21 min
Michael and I talk about how online digital marketing and sales innovation are tactics that help businesses reach more consumers and grow sales & engagement.
184: Happy Camper Radio- how the Podcast came to life, camp stories and more!
Oct 29, 2019 • 32 min
Skip, Daniel and I talk about how they got into podcasting, the great advice they provide on their show, camp stories and more
183: Outdoor and Adventure, Podcasting and more with Kraig Becker and Dave Adlard
Oct 22, 2019 • 48 min
Kraig, Dave and I talked about the outdoor and adventure travel industries, podcasting, their numerous adventures and much, much more.
182: Camping and blogging with Tenting Life Author & Blogger Darren Kirby
Oct 15, 2019 • 23 min
Darren tells us how he was introduced into the outdoors, how he got into blogging and his unique recipe books.
181: Mason Gravely talks about his passion for cycling and the Adventure Sports Podcast
Oct 8, 2019 • 30 min
Mason talks about his many outdoor adventures, the Camp Crate project, how he got involved in podcasting and more.
180: Seungah and John from MPOWERD tell us how they provide lighting after natural disasters.
Oct 1, 2019 • 31 min
Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger tell us about working together, how they help provide lighting after natural disasters, unique partnerships they have and a lot more.
179: Shawn Hostetter- Katadyn provides clean drinking water around the world, and innovative outdoor products
Sep 24, 2019 • 28 min
I was able to catch up with Shawn Hostetter from Katadyn awhile back and we talked about the great work they are doing providing clean drinking water around the world and some of their cool outdoor products.
178: Shelby Stanger- We talk Journalism, Podcasting, Adventures and more …
Sep 17, 2019 • 39 min
Shelby Stanger tells us how she got into journalism, her outdoor biz experience with brands like Vans and plenty more.
177: Colorado Teardrops- Dean Wiltshire tells how they build these beautiful trailers
Sep 10, 2019 • 39 min
On this episode Dean Wiltshire of Colorado Teardrops tells how he transformed his boat building chops into beautiful teardrop trailers and built nice business in Colorado.
176: Roofnest- A tent installed on a van rooftop started the rooftop tent biz
Sep 3, 2019 • 37 min
Tim Nickles and I talk about how he was initially inspired to put a tent on top of his van and how that concept has evolved into a business and category of tents in the outdoor and camping space.
175: Granite Gear- Bags, Boundary Waters and more with Rob Coughlin from Granite Gear
Aug 27, 2019 • 42 min
I jumped on a call with Rob Coughlin from Granite Gear the other day. We talked about his transition from Luggage and bags to the Outdoor Biz and tremendous success Granite Gear has had recently.
174: Julie and Henry Mosier are making fresh, healthy food for your next backcountry adventure
Aug 20, 2019 • 47 min
I recently spoke with Julie and Henry Mosier from Food for the Sole. They tell us about their journey starting, operating and making fresh, healthy backpacking food.
173: Sarah Smith tells us how easy it is to find your next campsite with The Dyrt
Aug 13, 2019 • 29 min
I caught up with Sarah Smith from The Dyrt recently and on this episode we talk about how she and her husband got the inspiration to create The Dyrt, their tremendous growth and some of the interesting gamification techniques they use to engage consumers.
172: Trail Fork Creates Real Food for your Backcountry Adventures
Aug 6, 2019 • 37 min
I met Lillian Hoodes from Trail Fork recently at the Outdoor Retailer Show and in this episode we talk about how she built Trail Fork, her focus on cooking real food, how REI became one of her first customers and more.
171: Michael Dalzell- SAXX has hit the ground running in the Men’s performance underwear category
Jul 30, 2019 • 22 min
Fun conversation with Michael Dalzell from SAXX today. We talk about his outdoor exploits, how SAXX has hit the ground running in the Men’s performance underwear category and his daughter drops in to say hi …
170: Arrive- Gear rental may change the way you recreate outdoors … maybe it already has.
Jul 23, 2019 • 38 min
Your gear is waiting. Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond from Arrive Outdoors are flipping the script on outdoor gear ownership and renting.
169: Adam Donahue from Dometic talks about Vehicle Supported Adventure
Jul 16, 2019 • 32 min
Adam Donahue Business Director over at Dometic and I had a great conversation about Dometic’s business and how Overlanding or Vehicle Supported Adventure is growing and providing unique retail opportunities for Outdoor retailers.
168: Mel Mogil from California Innovations talks about soft sided coolers and some great cooler technology
Jul 9, 2019 • 41 min
Mel showed me some of the great new products in their Arctic Zone line and in this episode we talk about how they’ve grown over the years and the role Dogs play in their culture … yes dogs, I love it.
167: Barbless.co- Chad, Nick and I talk about how Barbless came to life, fly fishing, podcasting and plenty more.
Jun 25, 2019 • 49 min
If you’re into fly fishing or want to get into it you’ll love this episode with Chad Alderson and Nick Hanna, the guys over at Barbless.co. We talk about the great content they’re creating thru their podcast and web resources.
166: Jason Waicunas- How PCT Days became a multi-day gathering of hikers celebrating the Pacific Crest Trail
Jun 18, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode Jason Waicunas tells us how PCT Days grew from a small group of hikers hanging out swapping stories into an annual multi day event with hundreds of PCT hikers.
165: Oru Kayak, Ardy Sobhani- designing folding kayaks and building a manufacturing business through crowdfunding
Jun 11, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode Ardy Sobhani talks about his first camping adventures as a kid in Iran, the inspiration and lunch of Oru Kayak. We also discuss how he and the Oru Team built the business, using Crowdfunding to launch products and he drops two great books…
164: Len Necefer-Len talks about connecting to the land, Colorado-based outdoor apparel company Natives Outdoors and more
Jun 4, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode Len Necefer of Natives Outdoors and I have a great conversation about public lands, the constant challenge of protecting them, the great work he and Natives Outdoors are doing and more, enjoy.
163: Paul Fish-We talk about how he grew Mountain Gear into an iconic Mountain Shop
May 28, 2019 • 33 min
Paul Fish of Mountain Gear tells us some great stories about the early days of the Outdoor Biz when people would send you a few packs and let you pay when you sold them, times have changed eh?
162: Joan & Bill Keller- The beginnings of Travel retail, surviving the early days of Amazon and more
May 21, 2019 • 60 min
Are you in the Adventure Retail biz? Joan and Bill Keller offer tips and advice on surviving thru the early days of online competition and more.
161: Shanti Hodges of Hike it Baby talks about starting and operating a non profit.
May 14, 2019 • 33 min
Shanti Hodges drops plenty of insight into starting and operating a non profit on this episode.
160: Kay Henry-Tells us about starting a business from scratch, how to leverage key lucky moments and more
May 7, 2019 • 36 min
Kay Henry is an entrepreneur with a focus on outdoor recreation in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She was a co- founder of Mad River Canoe. Kay delivered a lifetime of outdoor biz knowledge in this episode. She talks about starting and…
159: Greg Thomsen-Blending Business, Adventure and the Outdoors
Apr 30, 2019 • 44 min
Fun conversation with Greg Thomsen of Agron, we talk about his outdoor experience, winding down the Adidas Outdoor US business and more.
157: JD Platt- Owner, Trainer, Pro Snowboarder and so much more
Apr 23, 2019 • 49 min
Entertaining conversation with JD Platt, the man is prolific. We talk about his Pro Snowboard career, his numerous ventures including the K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, JD SUP, AppWEAR, Adriatic Adventure Academy and more. Inspiration and nuggets here for…
158: Replay with Mary Iannotti The Digital Marketing Deva
Apr 16, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode Mary Iannotti aka the digital marketing deva drops some terrific learnings on us from her project with the Colorado Sierra Club. There is something in here for everyone. Be sure to check the show notes for links to some of her great…
156: Ryan Lilly from Johnson Outdoors Living the outdoor life
Apr 9, 2019 • 37 min
Ryan Lilly of Johnson Outdoors talks about being raised in the outdoors, how he got into the Outdoor Industry, the fun he has developing water sports product for Johnson and more.
155: Willow Belden-NPR host turned Podcaster
Apr 2, 2019 • 33 min
Willow produces the Out There Podcast and tells us all about the show, how she got into podcasting and her experience as an NPR host on Wyoming Public radio.
154: Kristin Hostetter- From Backpacker to SNEWS, creating great outdoor content
Mar 26, 2019 • 44 min
Kristin tells us how she got her first media job with Backpacker and all the fun stuff she got to work on, her transition to SNEWS, and we talk about their beautiful new publication The Voice.
153: Todd Finney-from Skateboarder to Product Designer and Founder
Mar 19, 2019 • 40 min
Great conversation with with Todd Finney today, Todd tells us how he got into skateboarding and surfing his first experience on a cutting room floor, we spend a bit of time talking what it was like to start the brand Clive and much much more.
152: Sablle Scheppmann- Talk to your neighbor on the airplane
Mar 12, 2019 • 27 min
Great Conversation with Sablle Scheppmann from Mountain Hardwear. Sablle tells us about how she got into the outdoors camping as a kid, her Collegiate Running career and offers a great piece of advice for all of that spend a lot of time on airplanes.
151: Coral Darby- A life lived Outside
Mar 5, 2019 • 28 min
Fun chat with Coral Darby today, Coral tells us how she got into PR, the great agency she and her team have built and offers up some great advice for anyone wanting to get into the Outdoor Biz. Coral has spent nearly her entire life embracing the Outdoor…
150: Austin Coop-Taking you on a Route 66 Tour
Feb 26, 2019 • 33 min
Austin Coop, founder and lead tour guide, has personally traversed the 2,400+ miles of Route 66 dozens and dozens of times. His love for the Mother Road led to lifelong friendships and partnerships with the small businesses and funky roadside attractions…
149: Trevor Graves- from Pro Snowboard Photographer to Design, his career on the snow
Feb 19, 2019 • 36 min
Trevor is a former Pro Snowboard Photographer and is the Founder and leader of Nemo Design, a Millennial brand design agency based in Portland, Oregon. We talk about Trevors photography experience, how he transitioned into design and the great work he and…
148: Philip Curry- A lifetime of challenging the status quo in watersports designs
Feb 12, 2019 • 24 min
Philip curry has been challenging the status quo in watersports his entire career. Turning his love for paddling into not one but two watersports brands. Lotus Designs which he sold to Patagonia and Astral which has now expanded into footwear. We talk…
147: Sally McCoy- from growing up outside Charlotte North Carolina to a career in the outdoor industry
Feb 5, 2019 • 38 min
Sally and I talk about how she grew up outside Charlotte North Carolina and went on her first backpacking trip at 5 years old on the Appalachian Trail. We talk about her career in the Outdoor Biz and plenty more.
146: Ammi Borenstein: Ammi and I talk about K2, Outdoor Research, the OIA and his work on the Higg Index Brand & Retail Module
Jan 29, 2019 • 49 min
Ammi tells us about his experience working with K2 and Outdoor Research and the work he’s doing to help brands navigate the Higg Index Brand & Retail Module.
145: Nate Hansen- Off the couch marathoning and thru running the Arizona Trail
Jan 22, 2019 • 41 min
Nate and I talk about the unique way he got into running marathons and his upcoming adventure thru running the Arizona Trail. Thanks to Jason Lawrence from Vssl for connecting us.
144: Ted Eynon- Christmas Trees, Apple Orchards and Boutique Skis
Jan 15, 2019 • 36 min
Fun conversation with Ted Eynon from Meier Skis. We talk about his youth working on the family Christmas Tree Farm and Apple Orchards and how he came to own Meier Skis. He drops a great book on us too!
143: Todd Branham is growing communities thru trail building and mountain biking
Jan 8, 2019 • 33 min
I’m excited to kick off season 4 of the Outdoor Biz Podcast with Todd Branham of Blue Ridge Adventures. Todd is doing great work in the Blue Ridge Mountains building trails and Mtn Bike communities through his businesses. We talk about his early days on a…
142: Mary Iannotti- Mary tells us about how her inspiration to save Bears Ears led to a successful project with Colorado Sierra Club
Dec 4, 2018 • 43 min
I caught up with Mary Iannotti from digital marketing deva the other day. She drops some terrific learnings on us from her project that was geared towards saving public lands. There is something in here for everyone. Be sure to check the show notes for…
141: Shawn Frederick- From Photography to Adventure Travel Shawn talks about his photo career and new Adventure Business
Nov 29, 2018 • 52 min
Today I’m speaking with Shawn Frederick of Adriatic Adventure Academy. Shawn and his wife have recently launched their new Adventure and Photo retreat business and we talk about their inspiration, challenges as well as Shawn’s photo career shooting some…
140: Derek Smith- HeadSpin Outdoors, what it’s like to launch a new brand in the Outdoor Biz
Nov 8, 2018 • 43 min
Derek and his team have launched their new lighting brand HeadSpin Outdoors and we talk about the excitement and challenges they’ve run into along the way. These guys are pumped and have a pretty unique take on this category.
139: Ali Carr Troxell- Outside Magazine, Gear Patrol and starting an outdoor jobs group on Facebook
Oct 30, 2018 • 43 min
Ali has created a terrific employment resource for the outdoor biz- Basecamp on Facebook. We talk about her career, how she is handling her Dads sudden passing, and a whole lot more.
138: Kristan Clarke Burba- How an outdoor kid starts a Boutique Event Management Firm
Oct 16, 2018 • 43 min
Kristan tells us how a Backpacking Adventure in 4th grade set her path for a life and career in the outdoors. She drops a great Book and Facebook resource on us too.
137: Pete Ripmaster-battling depression and winning the Iditarod
Oct 9, 2018 • 43 min
Pete shows up with so much inspiration and energy, I love it and thank you! We talk about his experience with depression, how he discovered running, his iditarod success and a whole lot more. This is another must listen episode! Thanks Pete!
136: Lila Leatherman- helping create a connecting force for women and underrepresented genders in the climbing community
Oct 2, 2018 • 43 min
Lila tells us how Alpenglow Collective is a connecting force for women and underrepresented genders in the climbing community. They offer an inclusive platform where women (cis and trans), trans people of all genders, and gender non-conforming folks can…
135: Darren Bush- Studying Italian to Paddling, you’ll love this convo about life and the Outdoor Biz
Sep 18, 2018 • 63 min
Darren is an inspiration on so many levels. I enjoyed our conversation that wandered all over the map from his academic chops to his purchase of Rutabaga and other side trails along the way. My apologies for some of the sound issues but you won’t miss…
134: Scott Ammons- learn all about REI Adventure and more
Sep 13, 2018 • 44 min
Great conversation with Scott Ammons from REI. Scott tells all about REI Outreach and Adventures. We also talk about his outdoor experience, the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership and more.
133: Dave Polivy- Building E-commerce and serving the Outdoor Community
Sep 11, 2018 • 34 min
Dave Polivy from Tahoe Mountain Sports is one busy guy. in addition to leading the team at Tahoe Mtn Sports he’s also involved at the Federal, State and local level of politics. Dave tells us about his work with The OIA, the Corp group getting an office…
132: Justin Seale-designing products that are sustainable and functional
Sep 6, 2018 • 33 min
Justin has been leading product teams for brands like Chrome, and is now building product for his own brand ArchiTecsf. We talk about sustainability, his experience, how he stumbled into design and much more.
131: Jen Taylor- Talks about her outdoor life and career of Going Big!
Sep 4, 2018 • 51 min
Jen Taylor brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the table, love it and thank you! We talk about her outdoor life, career, the great path to success she and the Mtn Khaki’s team have achieved and a whole lot more.
130: Breanne Kiefner- Root Adventures offers Custom Adventure Travel Trips
Aug 30, 2018 • 35 min
Great info and motivation in this conversation with Breanne Kiefner from Root Adventures. Breanne tells us how Root Adventures came to life some of the challenges she faced and the custom adventures Root delivers.