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TPM S2 / EP16: Mike Wilson, Viral Video Producer, Skier, BASE jumper

Mike Wilson is an athlete with elite ability and you can say he "made it" in the world of action sports. You can also say that Mike didn’t achieve his full potential. Mike has always marched to the beat of his own drummer and while some athletes choose to be team players, Mike was more of a lone wolf. People thought he was a loose cannon and maybe he is. On the podcast Mike tells his story and he has no filter. Mike Wilson Show Notes 2:00: What has Mike been up to lately 6:30: Growing up...


TPM S2 / EP15: Josh Brown, Former NFL Kicker

Josh Brown’s life has been an open book to the public from the time he moved to Foyil, OK (Pop 236) when he was a tween. The publicity used to be a good thing that brought women, fortune and fame to a small-town kid who achieved a dream that alludes 99.5 percent of all kids, playing in an NFL Game. Eventually, the publicity turned bad, domestic violence, divorce, and a virtual blackball by NFL teams. Hear what Josh has to say about his meteoric rise, crash and burn and putting the pieces...


TPM S2 / EP 14: Matt Gerdes, BASE Jumper, Founder Squirrel Wingsuits

Matt Gerdes is not your typical adrenaline junkie. This BASE Jumper founded Squirrel Wingsuits, an innovative and disruptive brand in the world of human flight and has jumped all over the world. Like most professionals I speak with, Matt cut corners on his way to BASE Jumping and has not paid the price. Hear the whole story on the podcast. Matt Gerdes Show Notes 2:00: Living in France and Squirrel Wingsuits 11:00: Growing up in LA, sports, school and skiing 13:00: Getting into...


TPM S2 / EP13: Matthias Giraud, Ski BASE Jumper

Matthias Giraud aka Super Frenchie, is one of those passionate people who has way too much energy. He’s also pro skier/BASE jumper who travels the world creating insane videos for a living. We talk getting into BASE jumping without proper experience, a lifetime of gnarly things, how his perspective on risk has changed over time and how he’s still alive after hitting a cliff at 70 MPH. Hear the whole, crazy story on the podcast. SHOW NOTES 2:00: Skiing this year 4:00: Growing up in...


TPM S2 / EP12: Mikey LeBlanc, Snowboarder, Founder Holden Clothing

Mikey LeBlanc is a legend in snowboarding . He’s known for teeth breaking ollies, high consequence rails and riding just about everything during his 25+ year snowboard career. His story starts in Maine and takes him on a tour of mountain towns as he navigates his way through the snowboard industry coming to find himself at the helm of one of the most stylish outerwear brands in the game. Mikey’s story is one of heart, he worked his ass off to create some lucky breaks and then took full...


TPM S2 / EP 11: Murray Wais: Founder, Matchstick Productions

Murray Wais was a punk rock kid who left Seattle for a community college that put him in the mountains. He fell in love with that life, became an instructor and then graduated to studying journalism at the University of Oregon. Fast forward to being laid off by Microsoft, he decided to work for free and follow his ski bum dreams. He ended up kitting gold with a lot of hard work, some amazing skiers and what was to become matchstick productions. Listen to Murray tell it how it is on the...


TPM S2 / EP10: Steele Spence, Olympic Judge, Ski Pioneer

Olympic Judge Steele Spence has a storied history in the ski industry. He was part of the second wave of new school skiers and one who had a knack for greasing the burliest of rails. His urban game was top notch before most people knew that urban skiing was a thing. When pro skiing wasn’t an option anymore, Steele moved in-house and designed skis and products for 4FRNT. The life of a desk jockey was not for Steele and he quickly found himself in a new role, as a judge. Countless events...


TPM S2 / EP9: Devin Logan, Pro Skier, Olympic Medalist

Devin Logan is the youngest of 5 kids and was treated like a little brother by her two closest siblings, Sean and Chris. Chasing her brothers around in between runs at contests and their general influence on her has given her the relaxed confidence that she uses to reach the podium at places like the Olympics….which she is about to do so tune in to watch Devin go for Gold in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in South Korea. Devin Logan Show Notes: 2:14: Coming up to Windell’s Camp and the perks of...


TPM S2 / EP8: David Wise, Pro Skier, Olympic Gold Medalist

David Wise is the most decorated halfpipe skier of all-time. Going into the Olympic Games, he is on fire and is everyone’s favorite to win back to back gold medals. He’s a likable 27 year old going on 40. He has a wife, 2 kids, and likes to spend a lot of time alone in the woods bowhunting. In a world of rock stars, he’s a man of faith with nothing to prove to anyone other than himself. We talk life, getting dropped from 4FRNT and more on the podcast David Wise Show Notes 2:20: What is...


TPM S2 / EP7: Brita Sigourney, Pro Skier, Olympian

Brita Sigourney has spent most of her ski career in two places: Standing on the podium and laying in a hospital bed. She’s going into the Olympics with a clean bill of health and the some of the best results she’s ever had as a professional skier. On the podcast Brita and I talk about her whole life and focus on the multitude of injuries she has experienced over the past 8 years, coming back to podiums each time and more. It’s another good one! Brita Sigourney Show Notes: 2:54: Big year...


TPM S2 / EP6: Torin Yater-Wallace Pro Skier, Olympian

Torin Yater-Wallace had to overcome more challenges than anyone I’ve talked to. From growing up with a dad in prison, to moving countess times as a kid, to injuries, to a sickness that became so bad that he was medically paralyzed for 10 days. Through all of this, Torin had skiing and all his dreams revolved around becoming a professional. With all the cards stacked against him, Torin never quit or felt sorry for himself and made his dreams happen. The funny thing is, listening to the...


TPM S2 / EP5: Tim Pogue, CEO Mizu, Founder Ride Snowboards

Tim Pogue is a visionary in the world of action sports, specifically the world of snow. When this 10 year non-alum of University of Minnesota, he also happened to be a sponsored windsurfer, moved west is his VW bus, the last place anyone would expect him to land was taking classes at Harvard or on Wall Street. Tim’s life has been the one of dreams for the action sports marketer turned executive and he maps out his long strange trip on the podcast. Tim Pogue Show Notes: 2:00: Pre-trade...


TPM S2 / EP4: Nick Goepper, Olympic Medalist, Pro Skier

There was a time when Axl Rose left his small town in Indiana as there was nothing left for him there. To make it, he needed to move west where he would surround himself with other, likeminded people. While Nick Goepper is no Axl Rose, his story is the same. He started honing his craft in the Hoosier state, moved west to Windells Academy and found more success than he ever dreamed of. Like Axl, Nick learned that with success comes problems. While Nick didn’t alienate his fans and get fat,...


TPM S2 / EP3: Alex Schlopy, Former Pro Skier

Alex Schlopy set a goal for himself going into the 2014 Olympic Games: In his words it was “make the Olympics or I’d rather be dead.” Unfortunately, Alex missed making the US Olympic Team by the slimmest of margins and decided to seek out crack and heroin to dull his pain and follow through on the ‘or I’d rather part’. A few suicide attempts and an arrest later, Alex went to treatment and is currently getting back into the sport he loves. He’s young and still has a chance to regain all...


TPM S2 / EP2: Joss Christensen, Olympic Gold Medalist, Skier

Joss Christensen was on the bubble to make the US Olympic Team in 2014 when he lost his dad. When he was selected to the US Team with the discretionary spot, skiers all over the internet were outraged and Joss was put down, harassed, bullied, and even asked to give up his Olympic spot for someone else. While this hurt Joss’s pride, it also gave him something to prove…And he did by becoming the first ever Ski Slopestyle Olympic Gold Medalist. Fast forward 4 years and Joss is on the bubble...


TPM S2 / EP1: Jeff Ament, Bassist, Pearl Jam

Jeff Ament is known for being the bassist for Pearl Jam but his story goes much deeper than that. He doesn’t do many interviews, and none go this deep. From working on a farm in small town Montana, to turning down football scholarships as an all-state quarterback, to music, to charity, the dude has done a lot in his life and he’s remained as humble as they get. Hear it all on the podcast. Jeff Ament Show Notes 1:35: What has Jeff been up to lately? 3:25: Born and raised in small town...


TPM Episode 49: Roy Tuscany, Founder, High Fives Foundation

Roy Tuscany was that cocky, aspiring pro skier that I’m sure everyone knew at one point. He had his life together, graduated from college and moved out west to pursue his ski dreams. When Roy overshot a jump and suffered a life altering injury, everything changed. He realized that there was more to life than himself and that it was time to give others the support he received when he had his accident. Through the High Fives Foundation, that punk kid has become a selfless adult who strives...


TPM 48: Spencer O'Brien, Pro Snowboarder & Olympian

Spencer O’Brien is one of the top slopestyle competitors in the world, which is an amazing feat considering that she suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. On the podcast, we talk about her decorated snowboarding career, what the Olympics mean to her and how she is still able to compete while suffering from a debilitating disease. Don’t’ miss it! Spencer O'Brien Show Notes 1:15: What is Spencer up to now? 3:49: Vancouver sports and growing up in Alert Bay and getting into skiing 6:00:...


TPM Episode 47: Jaimeson Keegan, Sports Agent

Jaimeson Keegan’s professional life has been one that every high school kid, who’s not the best at what they do sports-wise, dreams of. He went from college to the music industry in Seattle when it was on fire and left that world for a company, RedBull, that no-one had really heard of yet. That career choice created countless opportunities, the latest of which is his decade old sports agency, Superheroes Management. For a desk jockey, he has a great story. Jaimeson Keegan Show...


TPM Episode 46: Bobby Brown, Pro Skier, Olympian

Bobby Brown didn’t start skiing until he was 11 years old and just 7 years later found himself standing on top of the X-Games podium, which he considers more important than the Olympics. Bobby and I talk about coming up, his career, his final shot at Olympic Gold and everything in between. Bobby Brown Show Notes: 1:17: What is Bobby up to now and what was his summer like 2:25: Watching the Broncos lose the Super Bowl when he was in Sochi 3:50: Getting into skiing at 11 years old, the...


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