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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: May, 2018
May 29, 2018

Josh sits down with PakPod founder Steve Underwood. PakPod makes the world’s most versatile tripod boasting a myriad of ways to rig and position the tripod to help capturing dynamic shots. Created out of personal need, Underwood was originally introduced to film and photography later in life through his passion for diving. As he became more gear savvy and began searching the market for gear to fit his needs he found products falling a bit short for what he was looking for. Now PakPod has rising to become a must have for any outdoor photographer, boasting a rugged, sleek, lightweight design, that can adapt to whatever angle you need to get the perfect shot. Join us as we shine the spotlight and raise the curtain on the development of PakPod.

May 22, 2018

Josh sits down with Jelt Belt founder Jen Perry. Jelt Belt makes stylish belts that you can where with anything, anywhere, anytime. Jelt was originally started out of necessity when Jill-of-all-trades, Jen Perry needed a belt she could where between outdoor activities, her entrepreneurial endeavors, and being a mother. After being seriously hospitalized due to a ruptured appendix, Jen vowed that she would find a way to give back to her community after recovering. It wasn’t long after that she began her philanthropic career path which would eventually lead her on a new path, creating Jelt Belt. Fast forward a decade and Jen is going STRONG with Jelt Belt with no signs of slowing down.

May 15, 2018

Josh sits down with Western Owl Outfitters founder Feras Almusa. Western Owl Outfitters is an outdoor company born to improve on existing gear on the current market, starting with sleeping pads. Long time entrepreneur and outdoors enthusiast Feras Almusa originally started Western Owl to encourage people to engage in nature and, immerse themselves in the beauty this planet has to offer. Feras chose to start with sleeping pads because it was a piece of gear that needed a serious upgrade in terms of quality and performance however, this is just the beginning for this booming brand with many great products on the horizon. Join us as we put Western Owl Outfitters under the microscope to examine it’s past, present, and future.

May 8, 2018

Josh sits down with CNOC Outdoors founder Gilad Nachmani. CNOC Outdoors is an outdoor brand with the mission of creating the perfect gear will keeping the consumer front of mind. After breaking five sets of hiking poles in two years, Gilad quickly rose to solve this issue. From there it was easier for him to identity other hiking products that could use a facelift, like CNOC’s recently released Vector water container. With his lightweight yet durable trekking poles launching CNOC and the Vector Water container taking things to the next level we are ecstatic to be getting a front row seat for what comes next!

May 1, 2018

Josh sits down with aTana Bags co-founder Todd Hakanson. ‘aTana’ is the Sanskrit word for wander and, that’s exactly the spirit that Angie and Todd Hakanson wanted to capture when they started their eco-friendly line of high-end bags and accessories, aptly named aTana. This budding bag brand, born from wanderlust is meant to be able to stay with you from the wilds of the great outdoors to the hustle and bustle of a city subway. Tune in for this week's episode as we dig deeper into aTana’s past, present, and future.

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