Winner of Two 2021 Outdoor Writers Association of America Excellence in Craft Awards The Outdoor Biz Podcast features inspiring conversations with Outdoor/Adventure Brand Founders and Leaders from Outdoor, Bike, Ski, Adventure Travel, Conservation, Industry Recruiters, Executives and, many others. They talk about their careers, tell inspiring stories, and offer advice and direction on the path you can take to get your job in the industry and grow your Outdoor Career. Hosted by Author, Speaker, and, Adventurer Rick Saez and available wherever you get your podcasts.
Jordan Hirro On How His Passion For Climbing Became A Career [EP 305]
They say that if you love your job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. That seems to be the case for Jordan Hirro, who turned his passion for climbing into a career. In this episode, he joins host Rick Saez to share his journey and how his love for the outdoors paved the way to his successful career. He also gives some insight and shares tips for anyone aspiring for a career in media and advertising, especially in the climbing industry. Stay tuned!
Upholding The Grit And Ruggedness Of The Old West With Seager Clothing Founders Elliott Shaw, Case Anderson, And Mattson Smith. [EP 304]
Seager Clothing wants to be synonymous with grit and ruggedness. Seager’s founders, Elliott Shaw, Case Anderson, and Mattson Smith, created a brand based on their love for the outdoors and toughened by the challenges they faced in building their business. In this episode, Rick Saez talks to Seager’s founders about the great outdoors. We learn how they got into outdoor activities, how their friendship gave birth to Seager, and their experiences growing their business.
Outdoor Living: A Modern-Day Nomad With Professional Rock Climber, Jonathan Siegrist
In this episode, Rick Saez is joined by Professional Rock Climber Jonathan Siegrist. Jonathan shares how his family influenced him to love the outdoors. He takes us to his journey of making a living out of his passion for outdoor activities, especially mountain biking and rock climbing, and why he decided to live by himself outdoors through a camper van. Join in this conversation as Jonathan tells us his incredible journey of turning passion into living.
Hosting Events From The Comfort Of Your 4-Wheel Camper With Chris Hollingsworth [EP 302]
An outdoor event is supposed to be a place where you can connect with nature, with the people you love. If you want to host an athletic event, raise awareness for a cause, or build corporate kinship, partner with Chris Hollingsworth, the owner of Seven Seas Industries. Join your host Rick Saez as he talks to Chris on how they deliver on that while traveling and living in their 4 Wheel Camper Rig. Get started in the event industry by volunteering today and being part of something special.
Max Rekowski: How Vansmith Translates Customers Love For the Outdoors into Beautiful Camper Van Conversions [Ep 301]
Every additional feature to a custom camper van elevates your trip to make it more comfortable and memorable. Max Rekowski, General Manager at Vansmith, talks about how he brings his natural love for the outdoors and ecological knowledge to custom camper van conversions. Max tells us how they have continually changed and transformed into what it is today. Grown from a team of one to nine in three short years, they take ultimate pride in our Vansmith builds.
Jack Ballard’s Vision For Lowering Health Care Costs And Supporting Rural Schools [EP 300]
Jack Ballard might be the only person to run for Congress with his bird dog as an integral part of his campaign. Of course, there are many other important elements to his platform, such as education, healthcare, jobs and wages, the impact of drought on ag lands, wildfire mitigation, and more. On today’s podcast, he joins Rick Saez as he dives deep into his platform and the changes he wishes to see in the world.
Outdoor Biz is the perfect podcast for Outdoor Pros!
As someone who has worked in the outdoor trade off and on since 1988, I love this podcast because it helps me keep my figure on the pulse of what’s happening in the industry today. Rick Saez does a great job and his guest interviews are always timely and insightful. If you work in the outdoor industry, you gotta follow this podcast!
Great info for industry pros
Great podcast, hosted by a longtime, very experienced industry vet who interviews some real industry icons, change-makers and influencers. The podcast delves deep into the nuances of how to succeed in the outdoor industry, no matter what segment in which you’re involved. Younger people and those just starting out in the industry in particular will get very valuable advice on how to further their career and expand their horizons but I’d certainly recommend it to anyone in the industry. There are great ‘nuggets’ and ‘ah-hah moments’ throughout!
Love this podcast
As someone that’s in the process of designing an outdoor product in fly fishing, this podcast is not only insightful but motivating. Keep it up! Would love to hear more fly fishing content 😉