TPM EPISODE 18: JOE CIAGLIA

TPM EPISODE 18: JOE CIAGLIA

 

On paper, Joe Ciaglia's life sounds like a mob movie where the mobster, Joe, is bagging groceries at a store conveniently located across from the track.   He meets a couple older gentlemen who introduce him to the inside world of the track.  While learning the underbelly of the horse game, Joey starts winning city contracts for skate parks.   It’s an interesting rag to riches story that includes professional skateboarders (Rob Dyrdek), race horses, accusations of collusion and no mob ties that I know of.

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TPM EPISODE 17: TOM SCHAAR

TPM EPISODE 17: TOM SCHAAR

Tom Schaar is your average 17-year-old...sometimes.  He goes to high school, likes to hang out with his brother and friends and gets in trouble with his parents for not doing his homework.  In his other life, he’s traveling the world, winning X Games gold and even finding time to buy himself an Audi.  While Tom can be the average kid on the personal level, there’s nothing average about what he brings to the table on the professional level.

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TPM EPISODE 16: MIKE JAQUET

TPM EPISODE 16: MIKE JAQUET

At first glance, there’s nothing that screams “rad” about Mike Jaquet, but at points in his career he has been one of the most influential and visionary people in the world of action sports.  From founding FREEZE Magazine to directing sales and marketing at Transworld to VP of College Sports TV (and being bought by CBS) and his last paid employment, a 5 year run as CMO of The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that ended 4/1, Mike has left positive legacies everywhere he's been.  His career has developed and intersected with influential personalities and moments in sports and we chat about them…

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TPM EPISODE 14: KEVIN ENGLISH

TPM EPISODE 14: KEVIN ENGLISH

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

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TPM EPISODE 13: PETER LINE

TPM EPISODE 13: PETER LINE

Peter Line is the visionary snowboarding icon who helped start the “Rider Owned” movement in snowboarding.  When Peter wasn’t busy creating the best team of snowboarders in the history of the sport-The Forum 8- He was creating tricks, the Backside Rodeo, that would completely change the sport.  Still a player in the sport today, Peter now spends his time out of the spotlight, designing clothing for Dakine, board graphics and pursuing his other artistic passions.

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TPM EPISODE 12: DOUG BISHOP

TPM EPISODE 12: DOUG BISHOP

Doug Bishop, the GM of Newschoolers.com is more than just a visionary in action sports.  He’s a passionate skier who is focused on building community while wearing his heart on his sleeve.  These days he finds himself behind a desk, selling the dream that is skiing in the digital world and creating a second home for skiers all over the world.  While he didn’t have a solid plan out of high school, Doug’s career blossomed into owning a piece and selling said piece of Newschoolers.com, rising to the position of GM of the site and when traveling, being one of the scariest people at the bar (in a good way…I think)

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TPM EPISODE 11: JONNY MOSELEY

TPM EPISODE 11: JONNY MOSELEY

 

Jonny Moseley was the competitor that brought “New School” skiing to the masses.  While the changing of the guard was happening in skiing on an underground level via the New Canadian Airforce, Jonny took it mainstream, winning Olympic Gold.  Outside of competitions, Jonny was a fixture in early ski movies and has remained an ambassador for the sport he loves.  He dives deep into the details of what made Jonny Moseley successful.

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TPM EPISODE 09: LEANNE PELOSI

TPM EPISODE 09: LEANNE PELOSI

Leanne Pelosi is known for putting her blood sweat and tears into any project she is a part of aside from working at Earl’s (A long time ago).  She’s been named Rookie of the Year, Rider of the Year and this year won the first-ever Influencer Award.  Leanne’s career and film project can be looked at as a vehicle for the progression of snowboarding and raising awareness for women, both past and present, who shred.

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TPM EPISODE 08: MO SANDERS

TPM EPISODE 08: MO SANDERS

There are few people more passionate about having 8 wheels under their feet than Mo Sanders.  From his professional inline skate days to when he was a featured character on TNN’s RollerJam series, Mo has made a career, in turbulent worlds, that only happen when you have the athletic ability that Mo has.   These days, Mo, also known as Quadzilla, is an entrepreneur and World Champion who globetrots the world getting skaters into shape.

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TPM EPISODE 07: CHRIS HAFFEY

TPM EPISODE 07: CHRIS HAFFEY

Chris Haffey is part athlete, part stuntman, part survivor.  He’s a professional rollerblader who started getting recognition for his skating when the industry was at its peak and became one of the top skaters in the world  as the bottom was dropping out.  While his peers were leaving the sport to find other ways to support themselves, Chris landed on the Nitro Circus, touring arenas across the globe with a motley crew of bad-asses.

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TPM EPISODE 04: JASON LEVINTHAL

TPM EPISODE 04: JASON LEVINTHAL

Jason Levinthal has been a visionary in the ski industry for over 20 years.  He's know for brand building genius, blue-collar work ethic and keeping his finger on the pulse of tomorrow.  He started the revolutionary ski company, Line Skis, out of his parent’s garage and eventually was forced to sell his baby (while still managing it and other brands) to The Jarden Corporation.  Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for timely innovation led him to leave the comfort of his corporate check and start again from scratch with J Skis. 

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