Gear Junkie Creates Immense Hype in Outdoor Product Development

VP of Marketing & Operations at Gear Junkie, Ryan Johnson, is a born leader who delivers strong brands that create demand. Ryan’s main focus is to find creative, emerging brands that are disrupting the space in the outdoor industry. He is a big advocate for experiencing products hands on where he is then able to…

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Around the Globe We Go: Airbnb Experiences Provide the Ultimate Adventure

Airbnb’s Senior Marketing Manager & Outpost Community Member, Farzad Sharif, has helped launch, develop, and grow several products and brands throughout his career. His latest enterprise, Airbnb Experiences, hit the ground running in 2016. The new platform is designed to combine where you stay, what you do, and the people you meet along the way….

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Custom Innovation with a Heritage Style Spin: UCO Gear Offers Timeless Technology

Stay lit no matter what! Founded over 45 years ago, UCO trademarked the storm proof match that is windproof, waterproof and fully submersible. Peter Pontano, UCO’s Director of Marketing & Product Development has evolved the brand into improved fire starting gear, headlamps, LED lanterns and a camp kitchen line. Peter bases his development on creating…

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NASA Astronaut, Yvonne Cagle, Discusses Biomimicry and Our Planet’s Future

Yvonne Cagle is a NASA astronaut thinking about our survival on Mars and beyond. She sees “Earth as its own spaceship, a mothership” that  ensures human and natural species are highly adaptable to new environments. She looks for solutions in earth’s natural environment to problems we will face as move out into space. By “mimicking” these…

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Paul Willis of Niman Ranch Practices a Sustainable, Cruelty Free Hog Farm

Paul strayed away factory farming and started a sustainable, cruelty free small farmer coalition. Niman Ranch now has over 600 hog farmers. His non-confinement experience was amongst the first to provide animal welfare practices among hog farms. For Paul, it enriches peoples’ lives to spend time in ecosystems and nature. He believes Niman Ranch has…

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