Soldiers for Wildlife, John Garcia, and Sweating to Protect.
John Garcia, Founder of Soldiers for Wildlife has an incredible story of how he came to be so passionate about anti-poaching. In this conversation, we not only talk about all things wildlife, but also about long-term visions, fitness, land management, and how sweating to protect can help rangers on the front lines. As I get ready to compete in the North American Spartan Championships in an effort to raise funds and awareness for SFW - this podcast is one you don't want to miss! Im sure you will feel encouraged and prompted to identify how your individual journey can lead to big impacts for this planet.
September 15, 2021
The Reality of Rescuing Captive Wildlife: Pat Craig
Even in 2021, exotic animals are still being kept as pets in many places around the world. Additionally, animals such as tigers, bears, and wolves are cruelly exploited for financial and personal gain by so called "wildlife exhibits", roadside zoos, circuses, and more. However, at the young age of 17, Pat Craig, the Executive Director of the Wild Animal Sanctuary began his life's mission of rescuing and rehabilitating animals from such horrible situations. Most recently, Pat has saved over 100 animals that were previously held by Joe Exotic; the self-proclaimed Tiger King. This podcast is a game changer and a must listen for anyone interested in wildlife conservation or who is unaware of what the captive wildlife problem really means.
July 07, 2021
Staying Excited About Environmentalism: Tessa Nguyen
This past week I was able to catch up with one of my past amazing past students, Tessa Nguyen. Tessa has landed an internship at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and is already making big moves simply by following her passion for environmental science. Amongst our laughs, Tessa shares some light-hearted tips and advice on why we should all take the time to learn about this planet. This podcast is particularly great for any young college student who needs a reminder that with a little hard work and positivity - anything is possible.
June 30, 2021
Peace and Power
We often sacrifice our peace in place of power. But is this the best path forward? I believe that power is not found in making noise, living in fear, playing the victim, or seeking attention. Power lies in wisdom, perseverance, self-awareness, and strategic use of our gifts and energy. If you are feeling restless or at war with yourself, I hope this encourages you.
May 13, 2021
True Sanctuary for Animals: Valerie Taylor, GFAS
Ever heard of GFAS accreditation before? Enjoy visiting animals in zoos or sanctuaries? Well, before your next trip to do so - you're going to want to listen to my conversation with Valerie Taylor, the Executive Director for the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. You might be surprised to learn that you have an immediate role to play in the responsible and enriched care of animals around the world.
May 07, 2021
A Student's 2020 Perspective: Joshua Finlayson
During the Spring of 2020, all of our lives changed. However, being a senior in college was perhaps one of the most precarious situations to be in at the time. Have a listen as I chat (and laugh) with one of my past graduating seniors about his own unique perspective on life during/post 2020. (You can follow Josh on Instagram (@funlayson) and don't hesitate to reach out to him should you need some digital marketing help!)
May 02, 2021
Priceless Pet Rescue
Adopt before you shop for a new furry friend! And the amazing Priceless Pet Rescue is a great place to start looking. Here's why...
April 25, 2021
Catching Up - Post 2020
What has 2020 taught you and how can we grow instead of staying stuck in the loss? Here are a 3 specific strengths that a year of quarantining, job changes, personal challenges, and the passing of my grandpa have created within me. And perhaps, these 3 strengths can help you as well to continue adapting and growing into the warrior that you are. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://whyshouldyoucare.org/2021/04/20/catching-up/
April 20, 2021