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The Outdoor Biz Podcast

Jul 27, 2017

This episode is with Bob Woodward. Bob has had a first row seat witnessing the growth and development of the Ski and Outdoor Industries. In this episode he tells how he got interested in the Outdoors and we talk about his nordic career, the Poly Party Days at SIA and a much more.

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Jul 25, 2017

This episode is with Jim Thomsen. Jim and his brother Greg are two of the pioneers of the outdoor industry. We talk about how he and Greg wound up owning The Mountain Shop, one of the first outdoor retail stores in So CA, how Wilderness Experience began and Jim’s experience with JanSport.

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Jul 20, 2017

This episode is with Ted Ganio. Ted has recently taken on a new role with Vista Outdoors and has gone from traipsing around China visiting factories and suppliers to traipsing around the US visiting factories and suppliers. We talked about the difference between US and Asian manufacturing and some of the cool...

Jul 18, 2017

Today I’m speaking with Dave Best. We had a fascinating conversation about a wide variety of topics related to the outdoor biz, his athletic career, how his love for sports set the stage for his recruiting and coaching business and much more.  
Dave operates The Best Group out of Missoula Montana. In 11 years of...

Jul 13, 2017

This episode is my conversation with Todd Walton, Todd is the Director of communications & Marketing at Snow Sports Industries of America.
In this conversation, we talk about his brief but fun Radio career, how his retail experience and outdoor adventures set the stage for his Outdoor Biz career and much more. Be sure...