021: David Deioma- Financial Analyst to Ski Instructor to Mudroom Backpacks

August 08, 2017

This episode is with David Deioma. David recently launched mudroom backpacks. We talk about how he got the inspiration for mudroom and the challenges starting and operation a new brand. His outdoor career and how he’s has bounced between the outdoor biz and a career in finance.

Show Notes


Dave is from Ohio

Fairfield University, CT

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

A16 2002-2004

first exposure to the outdoors

in Ohio, his backyard was a big playground along the Chagrin River

learned how to ski at Alpine Valley in Ohio

Things we talked about

became a ski instructor in Utah

Kurt Wedberg

Christo Matthews

John Mead

Mudroom inspired from bike to work day, needed a simple solution to carry shoes separately from a laptop

Pete Hill




Routines, tips

Taking care of his dog, local stray cat

“comfort dog”

Other Activities


Trail and road running

Suggestions for people wanting to get in the biz

work on the retail sales floor

stay connected to the industry

Favorite Books

The Last Season by Eric Blehm

How Google Works by Eric Shcmidt

Best Outdoor Gear Purchase Under $100

Black Diamond LED Lamp

Connect with 

mudroom backpacks



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