Kevin English went from a dream job managing athletes to a dream job managing campers/counselors, and it hasn’t been easy. He’s lived through corporate layoffs, corporate selloffs and eventually, the drama that comes along with purchasing a passion-based project with friends. We talk about K2, Travis Parker, buying summer camp, merging with the competition and a lot more
Kevin English Show Notes:
2:42: What has Kevin been up to? Work grinding, life grinding family grinding
5:00: HCSC snowboard competition and how many campers do they need each summer to succeed?
9:27: Kevin and my camp experiences as kids and East Cost camp legacy’s
12:20: Riding for Simms and his first summer at HCSC
15:25: Growing up in Donner Summit and how he got into snowboarding and other sports growing up
18:07: What does he do after High School?
21:08: Sugar Bowl, a lot more exciting than it read on Linked in.
22:20: Counselor and then coach, then Head Coach at HCSC
23:09: His K2 days: Vashon, layoffs,
25:00: K2 Snowboarding Rollerblading Ad and the back story
28:55: Travis Parker
33:57: Who’s career did he have to end (Brian Savard ) as a TM at K2?
36:00: Who’s career did you help (Gretchen Bleiler) at K2?
38:55: How did he get back into summer camp? Running the business for Vans
40:21: Vans is dumping camp because it doesn’t fit in the portfolio and Kevin puts a buying group together and buying camp
42:36: Kevin leaves camp to develop real estate
40:12: Megan and Preston leave, big changes at camp
46:50: Getting his MBA and why he felt he had to do so
48:40: Merging with Windells, how does that happen and the vision for the future