Kent Millecam and I talk about how he got into the Outdoor Business, his career at Camp Chef and some of the new technology they are bringing to the table.
Introduction to the Outdoors
My dad was great at getting me outside and he loved to snow ski and our closest ski resort, which was Steamboat Springs in Colorado. It was still two and a half hours away and my dad would get me up at five in the morning and we'd plow through the roads over to Steamboat and back the same day. In those days you could get on the gondola before the resort opened and eat breakfast at the top. The Ski Patrol would be standing there with the ropes and we'd be the first ones through when they dropped the ropes and the last ones on the last lift. So we'd ski all day long. Then we boated all summer, you know, at least two, three times a week. Water-skiing and boating and being outside. So I learned a lot of that from my dad.
Things we talked about
Other Outdoor Activities
Mountain and Road Cycling
Ya just gotta get on the phone and you've got to talk to people. So many people are afraid to get on a call and try to call and try to reach out, you know, and I suggest you take an opportunity every chance you get to network, even sitting on an airplane. I travel quite a bit and, you know, you sit there next to somebody for two, three hours and people get on a plane and they put their headphones on and they're just in their zone or watching movies. There are definitely times you got to do that for your sanity but take an opportunity to reach out and get to know people and don't be afraid to create relationships.
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