“Through a lot of my life, I’ve always gone against the grain. Whether that’s through skydiving or ultra-running or ditching a very comfortable federal career.”
Welcome to episode Twenty-Six of the “It Matters To Me Podcast”! I’m your host, Adam Casey, and my guest today is Bobby Gill, Director of Development and Communications for the Savory Institute.
But before he assumed that role, this expertly trained Biological Resources Engineer was a lead scientific reviewer at the FDA close to where he grew up in Beltsville, Maryland.
That is until he and a couple of friends ran through the streets of D.C. pantless and helped found Cupid’s Undie Run, a national non-profit that has raised millions of dollars for neurofibromatosis research since its inception in 2010.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that he also was at one point a fairly prolific ultra-running resume and even had his skydiving license with over 800 jumps logged?
Since making the leap into the regenerative space at the Savory Institute, he now explores the intersectionality of personal and planetary health, and how to distill the complexity of these issues to new audiences.
During our conversation, you’ll hear us reference a recent TEDx talk that Bobby gave about his work at the Savory Institute back in 2020 and I really encourage you to give that a listen because the message about holistic land management and its positive environmental impact is a storyline that doesn’t get enough attention.
Bobby’s clearly got a diverse background and his ability to wear so many hats is something I genuinely admire.
This was such an authentically fun interview and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Bobby Gill (Savory Institute Website):
Bobby Gill (Instagram):
Bobby Gill – Runner’s Wolrd:
It Matters To Me (Instagram):
Cupid Undie Run:
Bobby’s TEDx Talk:
Allan Savory’s TED Talk: