Anastasia Allison was an unusual kid. She was into things you and I probably were not such as volunteering at a national park as an interpretive guide wearing period costumes performing hymns and folk songs with her violin. Sounds like a super cool kid to me in many ways but sadly, Allison suffered a great […]
An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make make the world a better place.
Take a Big Leap is for the restlessness in each of us to make change. These stories serve as lessons and inspiration. From winning Olympic Gold, to starting an outdoor brand in a crowded marketplace, or pursuing a dream to open a backcountry lodge in the Purcells of British Columbia, no idea is too small or too big.
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Many conventional doctors will tell women who are experiencing menopause that hormonal decline is a fact of life. Deal with it. Well, we don’t have to totally. There is help out there. I had a health issue this past March and I realized I knew a lot less about my body than I realized. Mary Fiedler loves […]
The trajectory widens as you move away from that moment that changed everything. At the age of 34, Amy left the financial industry to pursue her passion and a career in professional bike racing. As an athlete, an Ironman, endurance trail running and finally cycling consumed her time outside of the corporate workplace. Amy raced for […]
Today is part two of a fascinating conversation I had with Wes King, founder and CEO of Tahoe Trail Bar, a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free line of awesome tasting energy bars. You might want to check out episode 89 if you haven’t already and then come back for the continuation but here’s a quick recap: Last week, Wes walked us through a time in his life where he was searching for something to do with himself that went beyond getting out on the trail or the snow.
Wes King is the CEO and founder of the Tahoe Trail Bar, a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free line of awesome tasting energy bars. He had so much to share, I decide to make this into a two-part episode so I didn’t have to make any hard decisions and leave good stuff on the proverbial “floor.” Today, in part […]
I wish I could have had another hour with Bill but we went way over our time as it is. He talked about starting a company, getting distribution, and things like why Big Anes doesn’t make car tents. I was hell-bent on finding a formula for building a brand and company culture but here’s what I learned: The people at Big Agnes let their actions do the talking, and I think that makes a great story. For example, recently, Bill invited all employees to embark on the 740-mile hike of the Continental Divide Trail. They signed up for various segments and hiked from New Mexico to Wyoming. We dabbled just a bit on how current international trade policy is affecting those in the outdoor industry. (I think you can guess where this goes)
Today, we journey back to Georgia to talk more mountain biking, entrepreneurship, and impostor syndrome – fun stuff :). Kate Gates joins us from Ellijay, Georgia. where she, her husband and parents own and operate Mulberry Gap, a mountain bike getaway in the mountains of Northern Georgia with access to the Pinhoti Trail system.
Denver-native Brittany Charboneau, known as The Funny Runner, is pursuing a career in running and comedy. An average athlete much of her life, she just qualified for the Olympic Trials’ A’ Standard at the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon with a time of 2:36. We had a lot to talk about.
Matt Sterbenz, a highly respected figure in the freeskiing industry talks to us about innovation. “Sometimes, you have to blank the hard drive to think openly about new ideas, creating solutions to problems you don’t necessarily consider to be problems.”
Peru, Incan Civilization, travel off the beaten path, international partnerships (and intrigue)…. this is what we have in store for you today. Jacquie Whitt had no intention she’d one day partner with a team of native Peruvians and become the owner of an international adventure travel business. Her partners share equity in Adios Adventure Travel. […]