Month: May 2018
Dr. Jessie Stone is a medical doctor and member of the US Women’s Freestyle Kayaking Team. In 2003 a kayaking expedition along Uganda’s White Nile first brought her to the region. During this trip, a group member contracted a severe case of malaria and while treating them, she became acutely aware of the devastating effects the disease was taking on the Ugandan population as well. Determined to help control this needless health crisis, she founded Soft Power Health in 2004. Today she and her staff continue to expand upon and improve the range of healthcare services SPH provides to the region.
On this episode, we hear the story of a raft guide turned doctor turned professional kayaker turned entrepreneur turned Ugandan healthcare hero who displays her incredible mindset of limitless possibilities throughout every step of her journey. Listen to Dr. Jessie Stone’s story below.
Rob Little founded Cairn in the spring of 2014, combining his passion for the outdoors and his interest in changing the way that brands and consumers interact in the industry. As a graduate student, Rob studied creative retail applications in other industries and brought to life in Cairn the elements that he thought were most relevant for the outdoor market. Prior to launching Cairn, Rob worked as an operations engineer for Lockheed Martin in their Space Systems and Aerospace divisions. Rob Little is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, having spent over two years building infrastructure projects in Latin America. During his occasional breaks from Cairn, Rob can be found backpacking, skiing, biking, and paddle boarding with friends, his wife Betsey, and their Cairn terrier, Rocco.
On this episode, we hear the story of how Rob Little’s passion for travel and adventure took him from the rural, indigenous communities of Panama, to the Aerospace Division of Lockheed Martin, to the entrepreneurial pursuit of combining his passions together in an innovative and new way.
Troy Hartman is a professional aerial stuntman, skydiver, inventor, X Games gold medalist for skysurfing (a sport he pioneered in the US), and an accomplished television host for several TV shows. Most notably, the MTV series “Senseless Acts of Video” where he created and performed stunts such as plane to plane skydiving, base jumping off a moving semi truck, trapped in a free falling car, wakeboarding behind a helicopter, and most famously, skydiving with a flaming parachute!
Troy was the face of the award-winning 1998 Pepsi Super Bowl commercial. Most recently, Troy built a jet-powered personal backpack that he’s used on skis and in flight which he’s currently building into an exciting new form of aerial recreation as he follows a strong passion to change the possibilities of aviation, a passion born early on from his father love of flight.
On this episode, we get to hear the origin story of Troy Hartman and his epic life adventures.