Rick Saez is a well-connected, authentic outdoor industry podcaster, evangelist, and business development consultant committed to helping as many people as possible learn about, enjoy, and energize the outdoor travel/adventure industry. He has 20+ years of boundless focus in the outdoor industry as an award-winning product innovator, brand marketer, consultant, content creator, eco-educator, guide and podcaster. Rick is the former director of product, marketing, and sales for outdoor industry trailblazers Eagle Creek, JanSport, Umpqua, Dana Design, and Lowepro. He’s also the creator and host of the Outdoor Biz Podcast gathering entrepreneurs, brand leaders, and enthusiasts around the mic to share stories from the wild, the startup files, and the retail aisles. Rick is the four-time Outdoor Writers of America Association “Excellence in Craft” award winner.