About Rick

- Author, Speaker & Adventurer

Well-connected, authentic Outdoor Industry Podcaster, Evangelist, & Business Development Consultant committed to helping as many people as possible learn about, enjoy, and energize the Outdoor Travel/Adventure industry.

  • 20+ years of boundless focus in the Outdoor industry as an award-winning product innovator, brand marketer, consultant, content creator, eco-educator, guide and podcaster.
  • Former Director of Product, Marketing, and Sales for Outdoor industry trailblazers Eagle Creek, JanSport, Umpqua, Dana Design, and Lowepro.
  • Creator and host of the Outdoor Biz Podcast gathering entrepreneurs, brand leaders, and enthusiasts around the mic to share stories from the wild, the startup files, and the retail aisles.
  • Advisor to Start-Up Entrepreneurs of travel gear, camping equipment, backpacks, bags, apparel, technologies, media, and virtual/live adventure experiences.
  • Four-time Outdoor Writers of America Association “Excellence in Craft” award winner