The road to wakeboard industry that Don Wallace took was different than most. From humble beginnings in Grass Valley, CA where life revolved around street rods, skiing, and hanging out with his brother/crew. From there it was on to college in the big city of Eugene where his Surfing Magazine subscription parlayed itself into and internship and eventually a career that is highlighted by the sinking of an $80,000 boat amongst other things.
Don Wallace Show Notes:
1:14: working with engineers in the Liquid Force world
2:31: The Road from Nevada City to Southern California
3:49: Life and work balance at Liquid Force
5:30: University of Oregon and Ski racing
7:51 How a subscription to Surfing Magazine changes his life
16:20: Cutting athletes
22:00: Vice President of Sales and Marketing
24:00: Aaron Grace’s role
25:25: What is he most proud of in his career?
27:05: What is his biggest career regret aside from sinking an $80,000 boat?
28:30: What’s next and needed in wakeboarding?
31:00: How to get into the wakeboard industry