#19 Mehgan Heaney-Grier: The ‘Imperfect Conservationist’ and former world-record free-diver saving our oceans

Far from being a voice that just points out all the things we’re doing wrong when it comes to conservation, Mehgan offers up actionable advice, like turning your car off instead of letting it idle, that couldn’t be easier to incorporate into our everyday lives.

#18 Eric Morris: The N.onT.ypical Outdoorsman increasing minority participation in hunting

Eric is also a 3-time combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He uses the lessons he learned from that part of his life both on a hunt and growing his brand that aims to increase diversity in the sport of hunting

#17 Carlee Koutnik: Deputy Director of Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation, and wildlife management. The agency manages 41​ state parks, more than 350 state wildlife areas, and a host of recreational programs. Reaping the benefits of their work as much as I do, I thought it’d make for a great episode to talk to someone from CPW and I was absolutely right!

#16 Matthew Norman: Best-selling author opens up about his writing style and inspirations

Often compared to other great authors like Jonathan Tropper or Richard Russo, Matthew has made a name for himself in the literary world that has stood the test of time.

#15 Mike Wardian: Defining “relentless” as a professional ultra-runner

A professional runner who not only won the infamous 2020 Quarantine Backyard Ultra but who also has the world record for running a marathon in both a Spiderman costume and dressed as Elvis. All while being a husband and father, owning his own ship brokering business, and being a bee-keeper because why the hell not, right!?

#14 Sarah Quinlan: Conservative Feminism and why that shouldn’t scare you

Welcome everyone to another episode of the It Matters To Me Podcast! When I say “conservative”, what comes to mind? How about “feminism”? How about when I combine the two to describe someone? If you thought that’d be impossible then you haven’t heard of my guest today, Sarah Quinlan. As a writer and someone whoContinue reading “#14 Sarah Quinlan: Conservative Feminism and why that shouldn’t scare you”

#13 Mark Masters: Standup comedy that’s no joke

Mark Masters isn’t one of those people who doesn’t follow through with his New Year’s resolutions and has made it his personal mission to chase down a dream that I’d bet most people vastly underestimate the level of commitment needed to be successful.

#12 Laval St. Germain: Modern day adventurer and commercial airline pilot with a story to move you

“We are evolved and designed for discomfort” … Laval St. Germain is the quintessential modern day explorer whose adventures will leave you speechless!

#11 Justin Nozuka: Musician and poet extraordinaire

From his first album titled, Holly, to his latest release “then, now, & again”, Justin has made some of the most passionate and heartfelt music that’s rightfully earned him spots on David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel as well as multiple awards.

#10 David Laney: Professional ultra-runner and founding coach of Trails and Tarmac

This isn’t an episode about proper nutrition or training blocks before a race and you won’t hear us say the word ‘bonk’ even one time but instead, you’ll get a taste of just how much joy something as simple as running can bring to a person.