The Outdoor Biz Podcast

The Outdoor Biz Podcast
Rick Saez

190: Sam Kabert- learn how to 10X your productivity with Virtual Assistants
Dec 10 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: Chad, Nick and I talk about how Barbless came to life, fly fishing, podcasting and plenty more.
Jun 25 • 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 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.
129: Debbie Motz- how 360 Adventure Collective came to life out of the EORA
Aug 28, 2018 • 51 min
Debbie Motz from 360 Adventure Collective. Debbie tells how 360 Adventure Collective came to life out of the EORA, all the great services they offer and more.
128: Angela Hook- Angela packs this episode full of great tips about launching a new Outdoor brand
Aug 23, 2018 • 46 min
So much goodness in this wide ranging conversation with Angela Hook from Stunt Puppy. If you’re new to the Outdoor Biz or have a great idea you want to turn into a brand this a must listen episode. Angela brings it big time!
127: Neal Caplowe- Neal drops some nuggets for anyone thinking of launching their own Outdoor Biz gig
Aug 21, 2018 • 51 min
I’m excited to have Neal Caplowe on the show today. Neal has been in the biz for many years and talks about how he went from retail to starting a graphic T-shirt business in the early days of the Outdoor biz. Plenty of stories and nuggets in here for…
126: Kelly Kraus- great stories as Kelly paddles into retirement
Aug 16, 2018 • 23 min
I caught up with Kelly Kraus two weeks into her retirement and we talked about some of the great brands she’s worked with over her career, her plans to stay active and connected to the Outdoor Biz and more.
125: Bryan Martin- Bryan tells us how he got into the outdoor lifestyle growing up in Pennsylvania
Aug 14, 2018 • 40 min
Bryan Martin tells us how he got into the outdoor lifestyle his first job with The Nature Conservancy and all the great work done by Big City Mountaineers.
124: Dan Austin from Austin Adventures tells us how he got started in Adventure Travel
Aug 9, 2018 • 28 min
Dan tells us how he got into Adventure Travel and some of the key requirements to building a successful top of the line Adventure Biz
123: Louis Arevalo- how to build a life of adventure, from writing to photography
Aug 7, 2018 • 40 min
Great conversation with Writer and Photographer Louis Arevalo. You’ve seen him running around the Outdoor Retailer Show shooting for the Outdoor Industry Association and his work in Backpacker, Alpinist, Nat Geo Adventure and more Louis tells us how he…
122: Angel Castellanos- The Travel Ambassador telling travel stories and more
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador on the show today. You’ve seen him on the New York Times Travel show, the Travel & Adventure Show, ABC, and more. We talk about how he got inspired to travel, all the places he’s been and how he became The Travel…
121: Mario Stanley- Mario tells us how he got into climbing, the programs offered at HighPoint and he drops a couple great books on us.
Jul 19, 2018 • 37 min
Mario tells us how he got into climbing, the programs offered at High Point, he drops a couple great books on us and more.
120: Darren Josey- Darren tells us about his role at Polartec and all the outdoor fun he has on the east coast
Jul 17, 2018 • 42 min
Fun conversation with Darren Josey from Polartec. Darren tells us about his role at Polartec, his experience at Vibram and the great work being done at Big City Mountaineers and all the outdoor fun he has on the East Coast.
119: Teresa Baker from Teresa Baker from the African American Nature and Parks Experience
Jul 12, 2018 • 29 min
Teresa works tirelessly to encourage communities of color across the country to get out into our national, state, regional and local parks. We talk about some of the great work she does and much more
118: Brad Werntz- We talk about New Normal and Boulders Climbing Gym in Madison, WI
Jul 10, 2018 • 39 min
Brad tells us about some changes at New Normal, his climbing and writing background and Boulders Climbing Gym in Madison, WI
115: Outdoor and Adventure Photographer Adam Barker
Jun 28, 2018 • 28 min
You’ve seen Adams work in various brand ads and catalogs including YETI, Mtn Khakis and more. Adam tells us how he became photographer and what its like to “get the shot” no matter the conditions.
114: Elton Caushi of Albanian Trip- Adventure Travel in Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro
Jun 26, 2018 • 36 min
Elton Caushi of Albanian Trip specializing in small group adventures in the beautiful surrounding regions of Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. Elton tells us how he became and adventurer and about Life in Albania, the great trips they offer and one of his…
113 Replay Hilary Harris- Hilary, Founder/Owner of Evo Rock & Fitness talks about how she built EVO from the ground up
Jun 21, 2018 • 38 min
We talk about the challenges she faced along the way, her childhood in Hawaii, taking a NOLS course during college and her career as a professional climber in the early days of professional climbing.
112 Replay- Travis Campbell-Smartwool, The OIA and how the Outdoor Industry leads the public lands battle.
Jun 19, 2018 • 28 min
Travis Campbell tells about his first year at Smartwool, what the OIA is working on and how the Outdoor Industry leads the public lands battle.
111 Replay- Derwyn Harris- Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Talkoot tells us how he got into product strategy and gives us his thoughts on how branding might evolve in the next few years.
Jun 14, 2018 • 33 min
Derwyn has an extensive background in software development and was co-founder of Jama Software. Currently he manages product strategy, development and market position to help Talkoot grow and share their numerous strengths as a product. He tells us how he…
110 Replay- Brian Hennessy-Brian tells us about storytelling and framing and how his companies Thread and Talkoot help brands tell more cohesive stories
Jun 12, 2018 • 41 min
Thread is a writing studio that helps great brands like adidas, Burton, Simms fishing an others tell their story and Talkoot is a cloud based platform that brings the dark ninja skills of content creators together in one bright, sunny, crazily useful…
109: Danica Carey- Fun conversation with Danica Carey from Seirus
Jun 7, 2018 • 28 min
Danica grew up with a passion for the Outdoors hiking, camping, skiing and playing sports like soccer. She tells how she and her sister basically started at Seirus when they were toddlers
108: Richard Edwards- How Ecotourism and Slow Travel can provide a more engaged travel experience
Jun 5, 2018 • 51 min
Richard has done a lot of great work promoting ecotourism and tells us how that work really got moving at A Conde Nast Travel event. He talks about G Adventures, Planeterra, The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund and a whole lot more
107- replay 004 Jeff Sermak- A Sales Managers Fish Tales
May 31, 2018 • 32 min
Jeff Sermak is the National Sales Manager at Eagle Creek and on the Outreach Committee at the Conservation Alliance. He is doing great work at Eagle Creek and has a funny fish story for you.
106: Katie Hawkins- The Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy, Sierra Nevada College and more
May 29, 2018 • 31 min
Katie tells us about her experience with the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy, iconic brands like Gregory, Black Diamond and Marmot and one of her favorite books, I love this one … I’ll give you a hint … its a Dr Seuss book!
105: Chris Pew- how different languages can impact the design process
May 24, 2018 • 37 min
Chris tells us how they’ve built a great brand up in Portland, OR. We talk about the inspiration for TREW, launching a brand with one item and some of the challenges and successes along the way.
104: Bill Dawson- A life and career dedicated to The Outdoor Biz
May 22, 2018 • 46 min
Bill has made a great career for himself in both the Outdoor and Fly Fishing Spaces. He tells us about his work with REI getting their Adventure Travel Program off the ground, his transition into fly fishing with Sage, how we parlayed his entrepreneurial…
103: Katie Wade- Katie has lots of great stuff going on and she tells us about a new project about to launch.
May 17, 2018 • 46 min
Katie talks about how she got into the outdoors, some of her experiences with guiding at A16 and Trail Mavens and about a couple new gear rental/borrow programs that you need to know about.
102: Adam Buchanan- Adam talks about influencer marketing, the importance of trust and much more.
May 15, 2018 • 36 min
Adam talks about his 67 camper re-build project, his passion for the outdoors, some of his experiences with, Cabelas, Wasatch Touring, and tells us about his business and how you can work with him.
101: Replay episode 10- Andy Palmer, How can I get paid to camp?
May 10, 2018 • 43 min
This episode is a replay of my conversation with Andy Palmer. Andy and his wife Lori are the founders of The Adventure Portal, a terrific resource for everything related to Vehicle-Assisted Adventure information and news in the U.S.A. Andy made a mindless…
100: I answer the questions as Tim McGuire interviews me
May 8, 2018 • 41 min
WOW, so here we are at episode 100. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! I am forever grateful to the great guests who have generously give their time and to all you listeners out there! What began as “I’m just gonna try 5 of these and see…
099: Mike Harvey- Fostering a love for all things Whitewater in Salida, CO
May 3, 2018 • 45 min
This turned out to be one of my favorite episodes. A great conversation with Mike Harvey from Badfish SUP. You can feel his love and enthusiasm for Whitewater as Mike tells us how he got hooked on paddling, began building whitewater parks and started…
098: Chris Speak- built a career out of his love for the outdoors
May 1, 2018 • 41 min
Chris tells us where is passion for the outdoors comes from, some of his experiences with JanSport, Vasque, Eagle Creek, and some great advice he’s received from mentors along the way.
097: Larry Harrison- Sage advice for each of us in the Outdoor Biz
Apr 26, 2018 • 67 min
Larry tells us how he got started in the biz, his experiences with JanSport, Wilderness Experience, Outdoor Retailer, has some sage advice for each of us, and much much more.
096: Nate Simmons-there’s an opportunity for strange bedfellows to come together to get good things done for public lands.
Apr 24, 2018 • 32 min
Nate and I talk about where his outdoor passion comes from, Backbone Media and how we have an opportunity to unite all outdoor recreation enthusiasts towards better public lands stewardship and recreation experiences for all.
095: Marc Sherman- Visionary at the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington Vermont
Apr 19, 2018 • 43 min
Mark has had one job in the Outdoor Biz with Outdoor Gear Exchange. We talk about how he got started, the unique evolution of the shop, and some of the great features and services they offer.
094: Seth Blackamore- Fly Fisherman, Author & Photographer
Apr 17, 2018 • 25 min
Seth has been fly fishing his entire life. In 2016 he co-authored Fishing Trails 2 with Jared Smith. This is preeminent guide to backcountry fishing in the Eastern Sierra. We talk about fishing, his love for the outdoors and more.
093: Sara Ray Lewis from Rock Creek Outfitters
Apr 12, 2018 • 26 min
Sara tells us about her Science background, how she got into the outdoors and how a vegetarian became the best organic grocery meat buyer in Knoxville.
Waypoint- Adventure Travel April 2018
Apr 11, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode of Waypoint I speak with Therese Iknoian and Michael Hogdson from HI Travel Tales. We talk about how the year is progressing, some the trends they are seeing, the recent ATTA Summit event and much much more.
092: Jan Greenspan of Nite Ize
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
Jan tells us how he got into the outdoors through scouting his time with Sequel, Retail Concepts, and how Nite Ize comes with all their great accessories.
091: Kenny Ballard
Apr 5, 2018 • 34 min
Kenny tells about his outdoor shenanigans as a kid, our experience launching Montbell in the US, his time with Kelty, Wenger, Osprey, the cool things going on at The Mountain and much more.
Waypoint Outdoor- April 2018
Apr 4, 2018 • 17 min
Colin Moynihan from Uncle Dans and I talk about how the year is progressing, some the omni channel tactics we presented at the Winter OR show, and more.