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Fenix Outdoor Management Trainee Program - Interview with Cecilia Bååth
3/16/2015

What better way to learn about a company and start your career than from the inside? With the Fenix Outdoor Management Trainee Program, Cecilia Bååth has had the opportunity to do just that. 

BOOM SWIMMER -  Interview with Ryan Minarik
3/2/2015

When Ryan Minarik could not find the speaker he wanted at a price point suitable for a college student, he took matters into his own hands. BOOM began as a startup specifically targeting the college market and the results have been remarkable. Now a multi-product company with the newest speaker being the BOOM SWIMMER, Ryan shares the story of BOOM and his road to success.

BYRD Hairdo - Interview with Chase Wilson
1/12/2015
Professional surfer Chase Wilson knows all about looking slick both in the water and on the shore. However, when it came to finding a pomade that was functional with the surf, Chase came up flat. Chase took matters into his own hands and this is where BYRD was born. With a strong influence from the California surf culture and some inspiration from his grandfather, Chase created a great line of pomades that are hard not to love.

 

Snurfer - Interview with Brew Mocarello
12/16/2014
For those who have been around the snow industry for a while, you may remember the iconic Snurfer that paved the way for snowboarding during the 1960’s and 70’s. Snurfers faded away with the introduction of snowboarding as we know it today, but we are happy to share the return of Snurfers.  With their release right before the holidays, it’s not too late to bring back those childhood memories!

We spoke with Brew Mocarello, Founder and Owner of Balance Designs, Inc. for a little refresher course on the magic of the Snurfer.

STOKED - Interview with Kathryn James-Jolly
11/17/2014
In 2005, STOKED was founded by Steve Larosiliere & Sal Masekela as a youth mentoring program in New York with action sports as their platform. After a successful year in New York, the program then expanded to Los Angeles in 2006 and STOKED gained some diversity to the programming. So far between both programs, over 2000 youth have been served through STOKED.
+swappow - Interview with Joe Dunnigan
11/13/2014
+swappow is an online community for those involved with the Action Sports industry (and those wanting to be involved!) to buy, sell, trade, donate, or lend equipment to others. Being the only platform of its kind, one of +swappow’s goals is to connect people while reducing both financial and environmental waste. Another goal: the company strives to have at least 10 million kids riding or rolling by 2018.
Pure Fix Cycles - Interview with Jackson Lynch
11/13/2014
Pure Fix Cycles is a retailer, manufacturer and distributor of fixed gear cycles based out of Los Angeles, California. The Pure Fix mission is simple: cycling at its purest, and the company name captures that.
Fiik USA - Interview with Electric Skateboard Maker Fiik
11/13/2014
What is the largest electric skateboard company in the world?  FIIK.  Electric boards that go up to 23 miles per hour? Yes.  Boards in development to reach double that speed?  Yes.  Are you interested in learning more? Here’s the story, told by Chris Sears, National Sales & Marketing Manager for FIIK USA.
Q&A with Stacy Lowery, Creative Director at Ridgemont Outfitters
11/13/2014

After very positive receptions at the 2014 Agenda trade shows in both Long Beach and Las Vegas, Ridgemont Outfitters’ long awaited first collection of casual hikers is now making its way to retailers across the U.S.

We caught up with Stacy Lowery, who serves as creative director for Ridgemont Outfitters, to get the scoop on launching a company with a unique take on rugged outdoor footwear.  

Q&A with Jim Scholle, President of North America for EMU Australia
11/13/2014

EMU is a global footwear company based in Australia that creates premium products using all natural materials. EMU's product line ranges from traditional sheepskin boots and slippers to fashion forward footwear and a waterproof collection.

We interviewed Jim Scholle, President of North America for EMU, to find out all about the Australian-based footwear brand - check it out!

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