Season 1,

031: Marty Hiester- A little historical tale and enthusiasm for the future of the Outdoor Industry

September 07, 2017

Show Notes

This episode is with Marty Hiester. Marty tells us about his background with Adventure 16, GSI, starting peak 62 and now in Sales, Marketing and Product Development with Omega Pacific.

First Exposure to the Outdoors

My first exposure to the outdoors was with scouting, I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout. At 11 years old I was in great troop were backpacking was a focal point. I had a shelter, a canteen, a mess kit and a pack back and really learned the basics of outdoor skills. I wouldn’t be here today without that.

Things we talked about

Granite Stairway Mountaineering

Adventure 16

Sierra Designs

Marmot

Snow Lion

The North Face

Black Ice

Liberty Mountain Sports

OMC

Katadyn

GSI Outdoors

Peak 62

Omega Pacific

Red Rock Rendezvous

Advice, tips

the most important thing I think is that with a lot of these companies you get a chance to get exposure. As I look over my resume I’ve been so lucky to work with such a diversity of companies and get so much exposure to so many great things. One of the advantages of the outdoor industry is that people are friendly. I feel like when I describe our trade we see our tribe every six months, it’s a hundred hugs a row! It’s not a normal industry, it is like a high school reunion and I love that phrase. Because of that if you love the outdoors and you have that passion built in. You get your foot in the door learn all that you can, learn organizational skills, learn scheduling skills etc. People that can meet the deadlines and get it done are the most valuable people in these outdoor companies today.

Other Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Fly Fishing

Favorite Books

The Brand You 50 by Tom Peters

Best Gear Purchase under $100

Lifesaver Explorer water filter

Hydro Flask a 40 ounce wide mouth with a straw lid

Apps, Tools, Podcasts

Mac OS  iPhone   iPad

The Candid Frame  iPhone  iPad

Macbreak  iPhone   iPad

lynda.com

YouTube

Connect with Marty

@MartyHiester on the socials

martyhiester.com

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