The Herd Has Spoken
The Herd Has SpokenSep 22, 2021
Darby Hand -- Professional Lumberjack
Since the fifth grade, Darby had the drive to become a lumberjack. Now competing on the professional level, Darby’s mastered competition by way of timber, saw and pure muscle. In 2021 he broke the top 20 of World timberjack professionals, and was awarded the US Stihl Timbersports Rookie Champion, and now is a professional showman on Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud. Brad and Darby discuss his rise to professional competition, and how he had to recraft a brute force technique in order to excel in the sport.
Corey Miller -- Backpacker & Adventurer Extraordinaire
You know that moment when all your work pays off and you’re finally able to exhale? Brad & Corey talk about the views from the summit after a long challenging hike -- and how that moment can truly change your outlook on life. Corey, an avid adventurer, who finds where he wants to go from satellite imagery rather than trail maps -- talks about how you can get started on your journey towards creating your own epic adventure.
Chad Lubinski -- Ultramarathoner & “Mediocre” Endurance Athlete
The ultimate gratitude reset is a long hike in the mountains. Chad & Brad talk about Chad’s long hikes on the Colorado Trail, John Muir Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail -- and more importantly what he’s learned as part of the journey. Spoiler alert: Body Glide, adapting and finding a way to overcome challenges, and the importance of mentorship are high on the list. Chad and Brad dive deep into an injury in Jiu Jitsu that turned into a catalyst for trail running & a new mantra for Chad: The Obstacle is the Way.
Bill Bass -- Software Developer Turned Organic Farmer
Nearly all of us that spend a lot of time working inside have day-dreamed of quitting the office 9-5 & spending our time pursuing a career working outside underneath the sun, moon, and start. Bill & Brad talk about Bill’s journey where he transitioned from being a software developer to running an organic farm for 10 years. It wasn’t always pretty, and it certainly wasn’t done for the money, but it did allow Bill to live his childhood dream. Brad & Bill dive deep into the state of agriculture today and what we can do as consumers to make a positive impact on the world of agriculture.
Josh York -- Owner of Soft Goods and US Manufacturer
Josh York joins The Herd Has Spoken to chat with Brad about the realities of USA manufacturing and how his American clothing manufacturer, Soft Goods is competing in a global marketplace all from his hometown of Detroit. Josh is proud to source American-made materials locally, and the majority of his team lives within the city of Detroit. As an emerging entrepreneur who works tirelessly to improve the well-being of others through his business ventures, we are grateful to have him as a member of the MuskOx Herd, and grateful to have Soft Goods manufacture the 100% made in America Holden Crew.
Matt Whitman -- Podcaster, YouTuber, Outdoorsmen, & Deep Thinker
Matt Whitman joins The Herd Has Spoken to chat with Brad about adding value, our connection to the outdoors, and the historical significance of the events that are happening today. Matt and Brad dig deep into why now humans are deciding to leave the largest institutions of the decades, including corporations, churches and marriage. Matt is someone who is energized by humor and people, he also released over 1000 pieces of content online through The Ten Minute Bible Hour on YouTube, and The Ten Minute Bible Hour and No Dumb Questions podcasts.
Sean Singleton -- Military Intelligence, Silicon Valley Investor & Air Force Veteran
A long-time friend of Brad, Sean Singleton joins the podcast and talks about his journey from coastal Georgia to being a Silicon Valley Investor rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry. Sean learned from his father at a young age that he had to be twice as good to be viewed as average. Sean and Brad talk about Sean’s experience in the Air Force Academy and how his focus on relationships has allowed him to make a lot of mistakes along the way and get to a point where he’s bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, and military technology advancements -- all to keep America secure and free.
Chris Rizik -- Michigan’s "Dean" of Venture Capital & The King of Soul Tracks
Despite being recognized as “The Dean” of Venture Capital in the state of Michigan, Chris talks about why he sees himself as a founder first and foremost. Brad & Chris talk about the the good and the bad of venture capital -- and the importance of always finding time to give to others as a true key to success. But before talking shop about investing, Chris dives into his true passion: Soul Music -- and how founding the home for Soul Music online helped Chris to create a VC firm that helped to develop the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Pro Hockey Player & Chief Innovation Officer at United Wholesale Mortgage -- Lee Jelenic
Brad and Lee talk about Lee’s crazy adventure from pro hockey to Wall Street, Ford Motor Company, and now United Wholesale Mortgage. Once the youngest executive at Ford, Lee now leads from the C-Suite in a publicly traded company. Lee dives into detail on the power of positivity and how he believes that believing in others is like giving them a superpower.
Big Mountain & Freeride Skier -- Chanć Deschamps-Prescott
Chanć Deschamps-Prescott is a big mountain and freeride skier. He’s an athlete who’s sport does not have a clear path or course, just mother nature and the way of the mountain. When competing, there's no time to consider the fear of a run -- only accomplishing the immediate task of going big and making it to the bottom. Chanć’s had to overcome adversity and long-term injury that set back his skiing career. Through discipline, deep breathing and introspection, Chanć continues to compete on the world-stage while pursuing a professional medical career in Sports Medicine and Training.
Wildlife Photographer & Air Force Munitions Technician -- Nick Brown
Nick Brown is a Munitions Technician in the US Air Force and wildlife photographer currently living in Alaska. He's taught us that “your life Is your responsibility,” which is certainly shown through his career ensuring the safety and effectiveness of US Air Force munitions. As a wildlife photographer in a super competitive and talented space, Nick is a constant learner and not intimidated to put his work out there in order to see reactions.
Car YouTuber -- Kyle Wade from BoostedBoiz
Kyle’s YouTube channel, BoostedBoiz, focused on cars has amassed over 200 million views and nearly 1 million followers. Kyle and Brad talk about the ongoing battle to create new content and the struggle of prioritizing time that many entrepreneurs face. Oh -- we also cover the best car air freshener scent & why Kyle has a hard time shifting into 3rd gear in his Honda Civic.
Cybersecurity CEO -- Raffaele Mautone
Raffaele Mautone is Founder and CEO of Detroit-based cybersecurity company, AaDya Security. He is an expert in the security space, and has had an extensive career with leading cybersecurity companies before founding taking the plunge to found AaDya. Raffaele is a passionate and supportive leader who believes in building people up, especially those who work on his teams.
US Olympian and US Ski Team Member -- Casey Andringa
Casey Andringa is a Mogul and Freestyle Skier, and member of the US Ski Team. In 2018 he finished 5th at the Winter Olympics -- the best finish by a US man since 2010. Casey is a world class athlete who has battled through adversity, life-threatening injury, and extreme competition leading up to his Olympic debut. He has a unique sense of motivation and has gone to the extent of isolation in order to train and eliminate the distractions of life. Off the mountain, Casey is an artist, musician, surfer, and adventurist.
Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur -- Arian Fortino
Adrian Fortino is an early-stage technology investor, entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the ridesharing space. Adrian is Managing Director at Mercury Fund, an early-stage technology Venture Capital firm. He is an educator, mentor, and someone who loves competition. He’s known for working his ass off constantly and is not content until completion. In this episode, Brad and Adrian dig really deep into what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
Engineer by Day, Fishing Content Creator by Night -- Fishhook Terry
Adam Fishhook Terry is a Quality Engineer by day and fishing content creator by night. He’s a Michigan man who’s looking for the next big bass bite. He’s fishing obsessed (understatement!), he loves to tell stories, and you can definitely feel that through his video and photo content.
Texas Beard Adventures -- Brad Harrell
Brad Harrell who many know as Texas Beard Adventures is not to be messed with. Brad is a Youtube creator and Texas native, currently residing in Boerne. He’s a third generation master plumber who is tirelessly working to grow his channel and build video content full-time. Like many entrepreneurs who are building their dream business, this in many cases requires crazy hours, early mornings, and working alongside family members.
YouTube Fisherman & Army Vet -- Lojo
Loren Johnson, who is simply known as Lojo to all his friends and family, talks with Brad about a wide range of topics including how the Army brought him in as a boy and shot him out as a man. Naturally there’s plenty of fun talk about Lojo’s beard and the best rod/reel/bait combo -- but Lojo also covers how he’s overcome a great deal of adversity to get where he is today and why entitlement is something he has no patience for.
Money Man -- Kris Kelley
Kris Kelley, Managing Partner of Legacy Ridge Partners and owner of a Polaris dealership, knows a thing or two about money having been entrusted to manage billions of dollars in investments. In this episode, Kris and Brad talk about the importance of long-term thinking, handling adversity, and how to leave the safety of a corporate job and pursue something on your own.
Podcast Host & Author -- Barnabas Piper
Barnabas Piper has the distinct honor of being the first man to get engaged wearing a MuskOx flannel. In this episode, Brad & Barnabas dive into masculinity, fashion, Christianity, and the importance of nature to a good life. Barnabas is the host of the Happy Rant podcast and the author of several acclaimed books including his latest, Hoping For Happiness.
Tech CEO On-Road; Biker & Skier Off-Road -- Jake Sigal
Jake Sigal, is a successful serial entrepreneur, mountain biker & racer, and big time skier. Jake sold his first company to Ford and is now is now building an IoT startup, Tome Software. Jake and Brad discuss work life balance, keeping a mentally and physically sustainable calendar, and much, much more.
Check out Jake's Blog, The OCD CEO: https://ocdceo.blogspot.com/
Automotive YouTube Star & Law School Dropout - Cleetus McFarland aka Garrett Mitchell
Cleetus McFarland, aka Garrett Michell, is the biggest automotive name on YouTube. He loves 'MURICAN cars, double wides, and anything with a powerful engine. Cleetus' YouTube videos have built a community of 2.25MM+, and he is always finding ways to diversify his umbrella of businesses, which in return enhances the content and creativity of his videos.
Business Leader - O Sung Kwon
O Sung Kwon, Korean-American immigrant & business leader in the Aerospace Industry, sits down with Brad to talk about family, the challenges he faced as part of an immigrant family, and the importance & weight of honoring previous generations. You won't want miss O Sung as he talks about the dedication his father instilled in him and how that's helped him grow as a person and now as a business leader.
Medical Success Story - Dr. Ara Yardumian
Ara Yardumian, DO, was a Bally’s Personal trainer in his mid-thirties and is, today, a practicing doctor. Ara and Brad talk about how a question from an 18-year old turned Ara’s career path on a dime -- and how to deal with setbacks when going after something you really want.
Entrepreneur - Rishi Narayan
Rishi Narayan, owner and founder of Underground Printing, talks about his rise in entrepreneurship as he started his extremely successful tee shirt printing business. Rishi talks to Brad about the hardships of a college startup and dives into his advice for the aspiring entrepreneur.
BackyardScientist - Kevin Kohler
YouTube sensation Kevin Kohler (aka The BackyardScientist), shares his thoughts on how to bring out the best creative thinking. Kevin talks about not taking himself too seriously and the power of not running on too rigid of a schedule.
YouTube Icon - Matt Carriker
Matt Carriker, Outdoorsman YouTube Creator with 15 million subscribers across Demolition Ranch, Vet Ranch, and OffTheRanch, sits down to talk about fun with the family and how he incorporates innovation into his life.
Army Sniper - Rob Terkla
Former US Army Sniper and star of LunkersTV, Rob Terkla, sits down with us for a great conversation about risk-taking and how to get a lot done in a small amount of time. Brad and Rob talk about some light-hearted topics and discuss some more serious topics like Rob’s challenge transitioning back into civilian life.
Master Woodworker - Andy Rawls
Master woodworker, Andy Rawls, talks with Brad about how to overcome adversity during tough times by keeping motivation high and working harder than ever. Andy Rawls has made a name for himself by making YouTube videos showcasing his woodworking skills, gaining nearly half a million subscribers. Andy is a major part of MuskOx and we are ecstatic to have him in the Herd.