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G.O. 102 – Emily McCarthy

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G.O. 102 – GORUCK with Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy grew up on the beaches and sandlots of Florida where running became a lifelong passion. Adulthood would carry her across the globe working with volunteer groups and the CIA. Now, she and her husband run GORUCK, a group rooted in special forces principles where veterans and civilians come together to build active communities. Emily and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the mission of GORUCK, her experiences with other cultures, her history with the CIA, and the finer qualities of Red Rover.

 

LINKS:

GORUCK.com
GORUCK on Instagram
GORUCK on Facebook
Star Course Hit List

Emily on Instagram




G.O. 101 – John Gage

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G.O. 101 - John Gage Seeks to Innovate

North Carolina native John Gage grew up exploring the woods and his mechanical predilections. His drive to understand things lead him into the manufacturing industry. An experience with hypothermia while backpacking shifted his perspective on gear culminating in the founding of Appalachian Gear Company. He and Jason sat in a windy AT shelter one afternoon discussing John’s history with the outdoors, his career in textiles, and the path to 100% alpaca clothing.

 

LINKS:

appalachiangearcompany.com
instagram.com/appgearco

mondamin.com

 

G.O. 100 – Taylor Carpenter

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G.O. 100 - Taylor Carpenter on Static Climbing

Climber Taylor Carpenter taught herself to sew and started a business—Static Climbing—in her bedroom. Dedication, serendipity, and contributions from others would help it grow into a successful operation serving a global climbing market. Taylor and Jason sat in a yard in Bell one evening discussing her competitive athletic youth, her penchant for injury, the challenges of growing a business, dealing with anxiety, and the controversial chalk bag choice of belt or carabiner

 

LINKS:

staticclimbing.com
Static on Etsy
Static on REI
Static on Instagram
Static on Facebook

Taylor on Instagram

G.O. 099 – Steven Reinhold

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G.O. 099 - Steven Reinhold, Adventure Philanthropist Hillbilly

Steven Reinhold wants his adventures to make an impact. Early experiences with Big City Mountaineers shifted his pursuits towards adventure philanthropy. He balances his time with guiding, brand ambassadorship, volunteer work, and leading cleanup initiatives with the Trashtag Project. He and Jason spoke in a windy AT shelter one afternoon about his path to philanthropy, the realities of being a brand ambassador, and the inspirations and goals for #trashtag.

 

LINKS:

Great Global Cleanup – Earth Day

Appalachian Adventure Company:
Instagram
Facebook
appadventureco.com

Trashtag Project:
Instagram
Facebook

Volunteer Groups:
Big City Mountaineers
All Hands and Hearts

South Beyond 6000 Challenge

G.O. 098 – Lady Crush Crew

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G.O. 098 - Roundtable: Lady Crush Crew

Lady Crush Crew is a climbing community devoted to empowering and enabling women to climb together (and crush together). Initially an Instagram group to connect women in San Francisco, LCC has expanded across the U.S. Jason met with three group leaders one afternoon to discuss the history of LCC, the impact it has had, why women love climbing together, and what the future holds.

Photo Credits:
Sage Nigh and Teddi Tostanoski

 

LINKS:

instagram.com/ladycrushcrew
ladycrushcrew.com
LCC YouTube
LCC Facebook

instagram.com/notsabrina
instagram.com/rocketnessa
instagram.com/mags.at.crags

G.O. 097 – Ranger Ted

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G.O. 097 - Wonder Outside With Ranger Ted

Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, is an actor and outdoor guide in Los Angeles. Born in Minnesota, his youth involved lakes, canoes, and outdoor adventures fueled by encouraging adults. Thankful for the experiences made possible by outdoor mentors, he strives to be that mentor for others via his brand, Wonder Outside. Ted and Jason spoke one afternoon about the wonders of nature, the benefits of the outdoors, fighting cancer at 21, falling into acting, and annual capture the flag extravaganzas.

 

LINKS:

wonderoutside.org
instagram.com/rangertedla

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G.O. 096 – Kristin Tieche

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G.O. 096 - Bats and Bikes With Kristin Tieche

San Francisco native Kristin Tieche loves bats and bicycles. Both of these passions find their way into her work as a filmmaker: be it a feminist horror film on two wheels, an insightful series about cycling visionaries, or a documentary reflection on the lives of bats. Kristin and Jason spoke one afternoon about these pursuits, her history with nature, managing our waste, and the joys of “bike religion.”

 

LINKS:

The Invisible Mammal Website
Help Fund the Film
The Invisible Mammal Facebook

kristintieche.com
instagram.com/ktieche
twitter.com/velovogue
linkedin.com/in/kristintieche

The Spinster Movie
Forms of Identification Movie
Velo Visionaries Series

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G.O. 095 – Nick Watts

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G.O. 095 - Salty Surf Nomad Nick Watts

Nick Watts works for Occupation Wild helping others find adventurous work in the outdoor industry. Seeking adventure is his calling whether hitchhiking across the South Pacific on sailboats, living in a van surfing the breaks of New Zealand, or breaking bones on a mountain bike. He and Jason met one morning at San Onofre Beach to discuss his past, future, and how he came to be adopted by a family in Vanuatu..

 

LINKS:

instagram.com/nick.watts.wild

occupationwild.com
instagram.com/occupation_wild
occupationwild.com/podcast

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
Working Holiday Visas

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G.O. 094 – EC Moe

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G.O. 094 - Chasing Water With EC Moe

When not dressed as a cow for the Butter and Eggs Parade, a young EC spent her time hiking, swimming, and camping. Serendipitous moments in her adulthood introduced her to new passions: caving, canyoneering, and diving. She and a sick Jason met one morning to discuss her experiences in the outdoors, her work as a water quality scientist for Heal the Bay, and her love for water (but not oceans).

 

LINKS:

 EC on Facebook

SoCal Grotto 
NSS Website (Find a Grotto) 

Heal the Bay Website
Heal the Bay Calendar 
Volunteer Information 
Heal the Bay Facebook 
Heal the Bay Instagram
Heal the Bay Twitter

 

G.O. 093 – Rowan Smith

Rowan Smith is a personal trainer for trekkers and mountaineers in Sydney, Australia. In a world bereft of quality training for adventure athletes, he aims to create programs targeting their specific needs. Rowan and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the intricacies of adventure training, his history in the outdoors, and why you shouldn’t sleep on public transit while traveling.

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