198: Brian Chaney from Korkers- Change your footwear traction on the fly

February 04, 2020

Brian Chaney from Korkers talks about his college days at St Marys, his Semester at Sea and how he wound up leading the family business.

Show Notes

Introduction to the Outdoors

I was lucky enough to have parents that enjoy the outdoors, my dad especially, he's a big hunter and fisherman. So I was exposed to the outdoors very early. My mom was a pretty big skier in high school and I started to learn skiing when I was three. I think I was one of the younger ones out on the Hill at that point in time. So yeah, I was exposed to a lot of stuff at an early age and was lucky enough to have parents that would take me out fishing, hunting, and skiing and camping and all sorts of good stuff.

Things we talked about


St Marys College

Semester at Sea

Deschutes River

Other Outdoor Activities

Hunting, hiking, camping, skiing


My advice, a lot of what I've told people is that it's hard to kind of get into the industry when you don't have any experience. And a lot of brands are looking to hire people that have been in the business for several years. So I think, I guess my biggest piece of advice would be to knock on the doors of some of the smaller companies like the Korkers, where rather than just do one singular job task or role, you might be able to wear several hats and learn more about the business.

Favorite Books/Podcasts


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Favorite Outdoor Gear under $100


Connect with Brian



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