Wade Holland is an adventure personality and video producer. He works with small to large size brands to bring them to life through engaging original video content and through an unmatched energy. As a personality, he hosts a variety of programs from digital series, to brand feature videos, as well as national corporate events. His specialty is original adventure lifestyle content. With a background in competitive adventure sports, he knows this world well and creates entertaining first-person perspective video that takes the viewer on an exciting journey through his adventures.
On this episode, we chat with Wade on how his childhood shaped his career, he tells the story of how he built a brand around 500 days of adventure and shares stories of his favorite adventures.
Davis Smith is the founder and CEO of Cotopaxi. He was Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s CEO of the Year in 2016 and is a member of the eight-person United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. Davis holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is an adventurer who recently led the first successful crossing from Cuba to Florida via kayak!
On this episode, we chat with Davis on how his childhood shaped his career, he recounts the journey that eventually led him to start Cotopaxi and the story of how he crossed Cuba to Florida via kayak!
Jess Nepstad was the Divisional Vice president of Nestlé until an unexpected severance caused him to jump into the world of owning a small business. In September 2016, Jess and his business partner, Ned Becker, had the opportunity to combine their passions for coffee and the outdoors by purchasing Planetary Design: a company in Missoula, MT, dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect backcountry coffee.
On this episode, we chat with Jess on how networking is the most important tool in business, the life lessons Jess has learned from his personal/professional career and how he purchased Planetary Design.