S2 / EP27: AARON GRACE

Aaron Grace’s career in wakeboarding had an auspicious start, working as the janitor for Rusty.  One day after cleaning toilets, he was invited on the Rusty boat, they saw him ride and the rest is history.  Aaron ended up a sponsored rider and had a 24-month pro career before it was time to manage the athletes and eventually the marketing at Liquid Force.  I should also mention that he doesn’t hold back with his opinions on the podcast and the “Inappropriate Questions” are some of the best.

Aaron Grace Show Notes:

2:00:  Working from home and growing up in Idaho

8:00:  Wakeboarding, getting into the industry and college

12:00:  Moving to San Diego, being a janitor and parlaying that sponsorship

18:00:  Sponsorship/ employment with Liquid Force and pro riding highlights

22:00:  Transitioning from an athlete to an  office guy

24:30:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:    My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

27:00: The “Trip Across America” and the state of wakeboarding

32:00:  Tony Finn, photo shoots and contracts

40:00:  Getting older and working with athletes and getting an Assistant TM

43:00:  Managing three teams at once.  Spy, Liquid Force, and Monster Energy

48:00:  The Olympics and some general TM questions

54:00:  Inappropriate Questions with special guest, Don Wallace, General Manager, Liquid Force