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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: April, 2019
Apr 30, 2019

Josh sits down with Terracea co-founder Eric Hui. Terracea is an urban-to-outdoors technical outerwear company focused on making ski and snowboard apparel that’s wearable everyday use. Though Terracea is now based in Boston, Hui originally moved to the North East from California which was a pretty big factor to set up the beginnings of Terracea. As one could imagine, California and the North East aren’t exactly twins in terms of climate and armed with just a snowboard jacket, Hui soon found himself looking for something more to survive the wind and wet of the Ice Coast. That need for a more wearable piece of outerwear that maintains an Urban Aesthetic without ditching the technical features of a ski/snowboard jacket(powder skirt, removable hood, etc.) was enough for Hui and his fellow co-founder Brian Kurland to get to work designing a jacket that gives you the best of both worlds. Terracea is here to close the gap between the Urban and Outdoor world and have you ready to take on whatever elements Mother Nature throws at you.

Apr 23, 2019

Josh sits down with Parlor co-founder Mark Wallace. Parlor is the largest ski manufacturer in New England. Parlor is New England's largest ski manufacturer, building high quality, custom laminate construction skis (essentially a race skis) with an all mountain feel. Wallace has always been a long time skier, having raced in high school, college, and beyond, however, it wasn’t after he hung up his racing career to go down a path of construction (restaurant construction, that is) that he would find himself being pulled back into the ski world. After talks with his co-founders Pete Endres and Jason Epstein it wasn't long until he was convinced to jump in and they got to work. Interestingly enough, they chose Boston to set up shop. At first glance, you’d think being close to a mountain would be the optimal locale however, by being based in the city they have access to a lot of the customer base. Customers, who are looking for that piece of ski culture and don’t have the luxury of a mountain in their backyard. Being Boston based also offers a lot of resources that they wouldn’t have if they moved away from the city. Parlor proves that the love for skiing stays even after you travel away from the mountains.

Apr 16, 2019

Josh sits down with Overeasy co-founder Eva Shaw. Overeasy is the proud makers of the HoodE, a pioneering form of headwear that acts as a removable hood and delivers a highly functional solution to keeping warm without sacrificing style. Like many innovative outerwear accessories, Overeasy was founded out of necessity, when Vermont native and ski racer, Eva Shaw became frustrated by what she had to wear to stay warm. She ultimately wanted gear that she could express herself with but perform at a high level. For those familiar with wearing a hood while skiing or snowboarding, this becomes a huge limiting factor in range of mobility. Since the HoodE is a detachable hood, you don’t experience the same limitation that you might find on your jacket. What’s even more refreshing is how many styles and fabric options are available to fit your vibe. There’s no question that the HoodE is going to popup like wildfire on the mountain and we’re psyched to see what else Shaw and the Overeasy team will come up with next!

Apr 9, 2019

Josh sits down with SidelineSwap founding team member Kevin Guiltinan. SidelineSwap is a Peer to peer marketplace for sporting goods, connecting athletes all over the world to buy and sell equipment online. SidelineSwap, founding team member Brendan Candon and Anthony Piazza have been longtime athletes so, it’s safe to say they’ve gone through their fair share of gear. After finishing up his collegiate athletic career and hunger for new gear Candon found himself bogged down by the cost of new sports equipment and decided to give Piazza a call to see if he had any second hand gear to spare. It was that transaction that helped spark the idea of SidelineSwap. Since that fateful day, this Boston-based company has exploded gaining with more and more users joining up. Tune in to find out how the SidelineSwap team built up their company and what’s on the horizon for this bustling business.

Apr 2, 2019

Josh sits down with Greenbelly Meals founder Chris Cage. Greenbelly Meals makes delicious super nutrient dense stoveless backpacking meals. Cage dove headfirst into the backcountry meal game after stepping away from his stable accountant job to travel the world, starting with Asia and, shortly after, biking across New Zealand from coast to coast. His ultimate goal? To hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, which he did (like a boss). With all his travel and after tons of calories spent, it would be on that very excursion that he came up with the idea of a simple, easy, calorie-efficient meal. The time between his resupply points for food was 3-6 days apart so he was looking for low weight calorie dense meal and it didn’t take long for him to commit to fill his own needs. As soon as he got back to civilization he got to work and it wasn’t long until Greenbelly was filling the stomachs of happy hikers.

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