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Built on Passion

We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 30, 2018

Josh sits down with D-Curve founder Andrew Strauss. D-Curve is a brilliant brand that wants to help save the outdoor industry from overpriced gear that’s built to fail in a disposable model. Before starting D-Curve Andrew worked or one of the bigger sunglass companies where he would sow the seeds of his budding business and slowly turned knowledge and experience garnered into a new model for a sunglasses and goggle company. Join us in this weeks podcast as Andrew talks shop about eyewear and exposures some truths that you may be shocked to hear

Jan 23, 2018

Josh sits down with Regrained founder Kuzrock. Have you ever thought of where the wrapper from your protein bar ends up? Have you ever sat at a bar and pondered what happens to the spent grains after beer is shipped out to bars? Regrained is a snack bar company that is challenging the food industry by completely basing their bars off upcycled spent grains from the brewing industry coupled with wrappers that can break down organically and return to the earth. Those we often enjoy prepacked foods and beverages, it’s easy to forget the true life cycle of a product. Regrained was born to remind us of where those products come from and go to, while delivering a consciously made and irresistible snack bar.

Jan 16, 2018

Josh sits down with DMOS Collective founder Susan Pieper. Though Susan Pieper always had a strong hold on the outdoor industry, she only delved into entrepreneurship after she retired from her adventures at see sea in exchange for a quite different life in the mountains of Wyoming. From there she quickly took focus on a bit of a different adventure, fixing the issue of unreliable and seemingly disposable tools that are currently flooding the market. After 2 successful Kickstarters DMOS now has a steadily growing quiver of ultra sturdy tools that can reliably stand the test of time and can be used in a myriad of situations and there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Tune in for this week's episode and see what’s on the horizon for the company that is quickly becoming a goto for backcountry junkies.

Jan 9, 2018

Josh sits down with Till I Die founder Ryan Orabone. It’s hard to stay away from something you’re passionate about and for Ryan it was only a matter of time until passion pulled him into the ski industry. With over seven years in the fashion industry in the operations side of it all Ryan began building this bold brand that boasts a vibe that’s hard not to love. After years of grinding they’re picking up steam FAST and growing hand over fist with a ton of developments coming over the horizon including expanding beyond snow sports. Tune in and get the full story from Ryan himself!

Jan 2, 2018

Josh sits down with 686 founder Michael Akira. 686, a pioneer for technical snowboarding apparel, has certainly left it’s mark on the outdoor industry, but have you ever considered where they got their roots and how they got started? All successful brands need to start somewhere and for Michael that would be as simple as following his passion for snowboarding. Tune in as Akira walks us through his initial progression to dreaming up 686 and the rocky trials and tribulations they faced early on!

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