The Outdoor Biz Podcast

The Outdoor Biz Podcast

Winner of Four 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.


September 26, 2023 21 mins

Welcome to episode 403 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by Fresh Books. This week Brittany Coleman, founder of a new women’s outdoor and lifestyle brand called Tough Cutie joins me. ToughCutie makes premium women’s hiking socks and has a larger mission of supporting women from the ground up and increasing diversity in the outdoors. Founded in 2019, Tough Cutie has become the first and only outdoor sock brand wit...

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Welcome to episode 402 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by Lowa. This week Lowa Ambassador Max Seigal and his race partner Russell Henry share their 1st Adventure Race experience with us as they took 1st place in the recent Expedition Colorado Race put on by Warrior Adventure Racing. The race involved kayaking, mountain biking and running at elevations between 13,000 and 10,000 feet . . . Max and Russell were we...

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Welcome to episode 401 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by The Running Event. The world is a wonderful place full of exciting adventures. And I don’t let much stop me from getting out and enjoying those adventures. but sometimes . . . the bugs, particularly mosquitos here in the Eastern Sierra . . . can be relentless. So I use natural repellants from PARA’KITO®. PARA’KITO® wants you to embrace this world, to tra...

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Welcome to episode 400 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast. Dakota Lithium CEO Andrew Jay joins us to share how we each have the opportunity to change how our communities use energy.

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Welcome to episode 399 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by Thrive Market. Is that novel of yours “still” rolling around in your brain? Outdoor Author Chad Adams describes the path that took him from writing articles about duck hunting, hundreds of weekly newsletter editorials, and ghostwriting for executives to his recently published ...

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Welcome to episode 398 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by Thrive Market. This week we’re going to talk about the challenges around critical strategic thinking, disruptive brand story creation, or brand marketing to drive measurable cultivated relationships with Clare Hefferren, founder of Callosum. Clare shares with us how their work can help you solve those challenges and more. Clare tells us how their north s...

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Episode 397 with Greg Mazu, Chief Encouragement Officer of Singletrack Trails. Singletrack Trails was born in 2004 and has evolved into six different ventures. Over that time, Greg has shifted Singletrack from a boutique trail construction company to a multi-faceted outdoor recreation development firm. And Greg has shifted his focus with the company as an owner-operator to their Chief Encouragement Officer.

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Welcome to Episode 396 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast and my conversation with Around the Crown 10K Founder Brian Mister. Have you ever been stuck in traffic on the highway and thought to yourself, “I could run faster than this”? This idea is exactly how Around the Crown 10K got its start. Brian is here to tell us all about it.

Episode 395 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast and my conversation with Christian Bacasa. Christian is a father of two, an entrepreneur, technology sales executive, and a dedicated sportsman.

Following his recovery from Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he discovered fly fishing, which he credits with his physical and emotional recovery.


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Welcome to Episode 394 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast with Scott Sorensen, Scott is an artist and loves to create. He creates images, illustrations, logos and more. Scott and I talk about his career and innovative mindset and aptitude for tackling complex business challenges from a fresh perspective and Creative brand stelekon.

Welcome to the Outdoor Biz Episode 393 with Todd Lawson. Todd Lawson believes in passion, diversity, and the search for freedom outside. He’s an avid world traveler, husband, brother, father, son, writer, photographer, creator, storyteller, mountain athlete, humanitarian, adventure-seeker, and lover of life and all its wonderful ways. Todd is the publisher, producer, and photo editor at Mountain Life Media, Founder and CEO of RISE ...

Episode 392 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast and my conversation with Stephen Baird, Founder and CEO of TrackFly. The evolution of the supply chain has been exclusive to the largest corporations. At TrackFly, they are making the dynamic supply chain accessible to ALL businesses. We live in an age where high technology goes with us everywhere, in our pockets. Yet, for small to medium retailers, the tools to access the digital supply chain...

Imagine a world in which women no longer doubted themselves. A world in which you believed anything was possible and that there were no fears or glass ceilings holding you back? Sensi Graves loves helping women do badass things.

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Welcome to Episode 390 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast featuring XGRiD Campers, founded by Loren Walker, an avid camper, RV’er, and outdoor enthusiast. Shredding a traditional trailer on one of Loren’s adventures sparked the inspiration for XGRiD campers. After a bit of research and connecting with makers of the world’s toughest off-road campers, Loren left his corporate job and XGRiD Campers came to life. With stores in Las Vegas and K...

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Welcome to Episode 389 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, another uncut episode recorded from the floor of The Big Gear Show. Today I’m talking with Raquel Velez from Alpine Parrot, Rob Bingham from Adaptive Adventures, and Bryan Wachs from Quiker Stuff!

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Hello again everyone, I’m excited to bring you Episode 388 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast and my conversation with Adam Cramer, founding Executive Director and current CEO of Outdoor Alliance, a national coalition of outdoor recreation advocacy groups breathing new life into the conservation movement by harnessing the outdoor community’s passion. Adam has brought new sensibilities to conservation work that have resulted in hundreds of ...

Episode 387 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast features Expedition Superstore founder Justin Dowey. Justin has built on his early family outdoor experiences in creating the Expedition Superstore. The blend of an Off-road shop and a Camping store, it brings together all of the essentials you would need to use your vehicle as the base of your adventures ... Overlanding!

Welcome to Episode 386 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, an uncut episode recorded from the floor of The Big Gear Show.

So far, I’ve talked about e-Bikes in the eBike e-revolution space at the show with Spinks from Yamaha , Aidan Kiely from LIV, and Outdoor Element Founder Mike Mojica.

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Welcome to episode 385 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast with Pete Ashley from BrandKeep and Charlie Wise from The Mountaineer talking trade shows, what's working, how they facilitate buying, the current state of inventory management, retailer challenges, and some other goodies.

Before we get into today's episode, I’ve got a quick question for you . . . What do you want to hear more and less of in future episodes? Go to

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Welcome to Episode 384 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, before we get into today's episode I’ve got a quick question for you . . . What is the topic or guest you want to hear about on a future episode? Hit the 2023 survey link in the show notes or go to, no caps, and tell me the topic you want me to cover or the guest you want me to have on the show. That's rick saez dot com slash two zero two three survey . . . ...

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