The episode you’re about to listed to is my first podcast interview. Good thing I recorded it with my good friend Allan Pietrasanta. Allan has been an eastside resident here in Bishop since he walked out the door on graduation day from UCLA. We talk about his path to the outdoors, some of the politics related to the outdoor biz plenty of other good stuff.
1983 Founder of ABCOM/Buttermilk Mountain Works. Bishop resident for over 30 years. Former Guide at The Palisade School of Mountaineering i the 80’s.
Currently National Sales Manager at J Rousek Toys, Director at the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center and Chairman of the Board of the Sierra Business Council
first exposure to the outdoors
boy scouts at camp near Kernville, CA introduced to camping hiking and rock climbing and “I was hooked for life”
moved to Bishop upon graduation from College and has lived there ever since.
GET OUT! get outside, enjoy the view, wind ripping through the peaks
Connect with Allan
J Rousek Toys- http://www.giggletimetoys.com/
Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center- http://www.esavalanche.org
Sierra Business Council- http://sierrabusiness.org
Outdoor Industry Association- https://outdoorindustry.org/
The Conservation Alliance- http://www.conservationalliance.com/