195. Unleash Your Personal Greatness with Hoss Tabrizi

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”

-Jim Rohn

I am more than excited to have this conversation- it has been over 20 years in the making! Today I welcome best-selling author, coach, wealth advisor and most importantly George Mason University Alumni, Hoss Tabrizi, to the T&T mic! Hoss interviewed me several times during college while we were both attending GMU for his athletic show. Today the roles have changed as I get the honor to interview him and lean into his expertise in coaching (49 seasons!), speaking, and helping people unleash their personal greatness! Hoss is such an amazing person with a wealth of experience and passion for positive impact. We both know it’s so much bigger than the game, it’s about fostering life skills for to be productive humans long after the last whistle is blown. Hoss breaks down guidance on coaching kids, managing parents, maintaining your own happiness, and approaching life with intentionality. Enjoy these wise words and motivation for all ages and get inspired to level up wherever you are in life- today is the day!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!


Leveling up and unleashing your personal greatness. Coaching youth sports, managing parents and streaming processes. Living an intentional life. Building good players and great humans. Building the next generation. Impact. Faith. Making the world a better place. Self-improvement. Personal development. Success Mindset.

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Time Stamps:

1:04 Hoss Tabrizi’s Bio

1:38 The importance of Happiness, a new conversation

2:12 Before that, self-care

6:21 Life Skill Through Sports

6:47 Young Hoss

10:45 All the skills you need to coach

15:15 Balancing the burnout

18:20 Over communicate to avoid conflict

24:23 Soccer skills for basketball for life

26:04 KO explains how being a D1 athlete has impacted her life

28:29 KO leaves college to start a biz

28:54 Hoss shares how athletics impacted his life- reps!

31:58 The adversity is the greatness

34:35 Being all in, nurture and nature

35:35 Advice for girl Dads: How do you build alpha women

36:45 Core values, purpose and real confidence

40:31 Hoss and the Boss (his wife)

42:58 Boys sports vs girls sports

46:07 The cost of instant gratification

52:28 These are the chips that I have, how can I make them work for me 

55:52 Building the trust

58:34 Mom says, “what is next?”

59:07 TedX, Mom calls it out

1:02:04 Two broken arms

1:04:22 Rising three kids is hard

1:07:40 Knowing your weaknesses 

1:09:55 Maybe you’re a CrossFitter

1:13:36 What is success to you?

196. Unleash Your Personal Greatness with Hoss Tabrizi

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Hoss Tabrizi is an impact focused motivational speaker, wealth advisor, and athletics coach. 
He is an Amazon Bestselling author, with a fourth release, Unleash Your Greatnesses, out fall of 2023. His radio show, The Breeze, airs on 93.7 FM The Ticket every Sunday at 1:00 PM, EST encapsulating over 25 years of sports announcing on national television, and radio. This includes career highlights announcing for the Washington Nationals, DC United, The NCAA, and for all sports for the University of Maryland and George Mason University. 

Hoss was born and raised Muslim in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. After graduating from McLean High School, he pursued a degree in Mathematics from George Mason University and worked in education. In 2015, Hoss launched his financial planning business where he skillfully works to enhance his clients’ lives personally, professionally, and financially so they can achieve the lifestyle and dreams they never thought possible. As a devoted husband, father of three, and loyal son, he is committed to a future and world where others discover the best within themselves and live out their true potential. 

All the while, and over 24 years, Hoss has been an athletic leader in the community coaching hundreds of young athletes of all ages. He currently coaches three soccer teams and one AAU basketball team per season. 
Whether it’s coaching people to discover their inner greatness and confidence, instilling the winning mindset, demonstrating that adversity can be overcome, encouraging others to lead with love, or creating clarity to find out how great one truly is…Hoss Tabrizi’s personal, lifelong mission is to help people find and become the best versions of themselves. 

Hoss Tabrizi



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194. Amplifying Underrepresented Voices: Bethany Hawkins Takes The Mic

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

 –Malala Yousafzai

Welcome back to T&T, where we are oh-so passionate about fellow podcasting family especially the ones Amplifying Unheard Voices like Bethany Hawkins is! On today’s episode, we have a remarkable guest who has dedicated her life to ensuring that historically underrepresented voices are heard. Bethany Hawkins, the CEO and Founder of Crackers In Soup, joins us to share her inspiring journey from a corporate career spanning over 18 years to becoming a podcasting powerhouse. Her story is a testament to the incredible impact one person can make when they decide to empower others through podcasting. This is a powerful convo that shows you making pivot just might be the most important step you ever take and to be ready, because the perfect journey is filled with imperfection. Even the pro’s “have days”, so handle all challenges with grace like Bethany does, because every step (even the missteps) are a critical part of the journey.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!


Amplifying Underrepresented Voices. The power of podcasting. Representation and holding or clearing space. Taking the mic. Crackers in soup. The imperfect journey. Our children and their safety. The corporate world. Make a pivot and/or taking the leap. Following your heart. Podcasting and the hustle. Women of color leading.

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Time Stamps:

2:00- I am an observer and I knew I wanted to help

3:00- My journey in law

3:30- Burnout and gets intro to podcasting

8:04- The ills of the world, we handle that

8:40- Protective of our daughter because of the things we saw in the world

11:02- You want to come home, call me

16:50- Inappropriate comments, HR is a no-show

17:35- Explaining how a marginalized group feels to non-marginalized people

18:24- the mental load builds up

21:04- The mic is on:)

23:26- Taking the leap!

25:47- Helping people through podcasting

31:54- humanizing the brand

32:29- What kept you so grounded?

32:45- My Mom, the super hero

35:20- self-awareness, owning your shit

38:21- you have to be cemented to your ground as an entrepreneur

42:05- the team is on the yacht with me when big success hit

46:00- Crackers In Soup

50:45- The cream of the crop rises

54:39- Companies should look at the importance of podcasting

55:00- Put a line in your budget for podcasting marketing

1:00:44- Embracing the journey- all of it:)

194. Amplifying Underrepresented Voices: Bethany Hawkins Takes The Mic

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Bethany Hawkins:

Bethany Hawkins is the CEO and Founder of Crackers In Soup.  Being a black woman who worked in corporate for over 18 years, she knows what it is like to not be heard.  So…she decided to create a company that ensures all historically underrepresented voices are heard.

Since its inception, Crackers In Soup has worked on over 80 podcasts from creating cover art to helping women create their podcast vision through launches, podcast management, consultations, etc. She has worked on podcasts that are award nominated, won awards (including her own), podcasts that have 3 million listeners and one podcast she worked on was featured in a Princeton course. 

Sharing her expertise on summits, such as Podfest, Afros & Audio, Podcast Editor Academy to name a few, she has been coined a “Thought Leader” but still blushes and claps in excitement when someone invites her to speak! Believing that sharing knowledge is the only way to help us create generational wealth, Bethany is now sharing what she has learned in her decades of business experience and her podcasting knowledge in a mentorship and coaching program for podcast service providers.

Instagram – @bcrackersinsoup

LinkedIn – @crackersinsoup

Twitter – @crackers_in                                                                                             

Tik Tok – @crackers_in_soup

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193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
― Alain de Botton

Step into the world of artisanal spirits with ‘Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit.’ Join me and Founder, Ashley Blankenship, on a flavorful journey as we explore the Red Rocks Vodka journey, it’s meticulous craftsmanship, and the captivating spirit of the human, Ashley, behind the brand . Red Rocks Vodka is minority, woman owned, AND local- from its origin in the heart of the Rockies to the dedication and passion that goes into every bottle, this libation is filled with flavor and purpose. Get ready to sip, savor, and be inspired to take on life’s challenges, further recognize your own resilience- and remember to have fun while doing it!  Let’s raise our glasses to the exceptional story, strength, and spirit of Red Rocks Vodka.

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Red Rocks Vodka. Strength, spirit, resilience, life. Entrepreneurship. Taking a change. Self-discovery and internal belief. The power of showing up and letting go. The music business. Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Work hard, play hard, believe hard. Woman owned, minority owned, local small business. Colorado. 

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Time Stamps:

1:47- Intro, Ashley’s Background

5:00- Mental Health changes the path

7:15- We jumped in!

10:15- Moving to Colorado

12:00- Starting the business

14:00- Partnerships and support

15:40- Leaning into intuition

17:19- Déjà vu

20:24- Kids and social media, honest conversation

24:43- Breaking out of the box

25:32- Finding and defining yourself 

27:20- Wearing all the hats

29:16- What am I doing? 

28:26- I just want to help people

28:43- Humanizing the brand

31:29- Don’t sleep on the fun

31:46- Where can you get Red Rocks Vodka

34:18- The distribution game

36:42- Support your local brand, support your local content creator!

42:05- Upcoming events

44:18- What is success to you?

193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

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Ashley Blankenship:

Ashley is the owner of Red Rocks Spirits and currently wears many hats. She’s a former recording artist turned stay-at-home mom turned doula turned business woman. Her family is the most important thing in her life and cheerleading other women is her passion.

Red Rocks Spirits is a Colorado spirits company currently offering Red Rocks Vodka in the Denver Metro. Our focus is providing high quality local spirits at an affordable price. We believe Colorado is special. Cocktails should be simple. Friends and family come first.​

We’re proud to say we’re minority-woman owned. We love to have a good time and want to share the joy of responsibly imbibing a deliciously crafted cocktail with friends both old and new.



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192. Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

“Through suffering comes wisdom. Through surrender comes faith. Through resilience, comes hope. Keep going.”

– Rita Said

I am so excited about this conversation as I am welcoming longtime fitness family to the T&T mic, Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval! Gabriel entered into the CrossFit world about the same time as I did, so we have seen the entire sport and culture grown and evolve from the ground up. Much like CrossFit, Gabriel shares his story as a rebel with a cause and how he trusted the process as it ultimately led him to his purpose. There are few things in life that are true, but one is for sure- almost nothing is as it seems. Gabriel played sports and was athletic in his past, but he had many twists and turns far from the gym before he was leading people on their fitness, health, and wellness journey. His story is one of process, loss, resilience, and major pivots- knowing that he wouldn’t be where he is now without each piece of the breakdown and breakthrough. If you are looking for an inspiring story wondering how it will all shake out for you, tune into this convo. It’s reminder for everyone to keep the faith, keep showing up, and to lean back into what you initially loved. It will work out.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!


Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Becoming a fitness pro after an anti-fitness life. Loss, faith, resilience, and the clarity that comes. Being the youngest. Be at the right place at the right time. Taking on challenges and leading by example. Not having it all figured out. 

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Time Stamps:

1:55- Young Gabriel

5:58- Enter the party scene in high school

7:40- You are who you hang out with

10:31- Intellectual gifted, but don’t love school

13:45- I want to become a pro snowboarder

14:55- Actually not, logic sets in

16:01- I want to go back to school

16:32- A deep story, where my life forked in the road

17:02- Dealing Drugs

17:52- We always want more

18:27- Cocaine air

19:18- Stepping on the local toes

20:21- Tragedy happens

22:15- Saved by prom, my girlfriend saved my life

22:30- Healing in nature

29:20- Bartending, make that cash

31:23- CrossFit over medical school

35:32- I started training again

36:16- Lean and semi mean

38:29- Intro to CrossFit

38:44- I’m a rebel 

39:08- Semi wise words…

45:46- I wasn’t as fit as I thought

50:12- CrossFit, I was in

54:01- I didn’t plan to be a gym owner

58:16- Community is the success

1:00:00- What is CrossFit going to look like 10yrs for now

1:00:01- MOB, the facility

1:03:23- Authentically bleeding the cause

1:05:56- Don’t be a boss, be a leader

1:09:50- Come in for a free workout

192.Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

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Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval

Owner/Head Coach @ CrossFit MOB

From a young age I always enjoyed being active. I started wrestling when I was six years old and continue to do so for about 10 years. Once I got to middle school and high school I started to play football and basketball and I also got into skateboarding and snowboarding.

After high school, I moved to the mountains so I could snowboard more. I did that for about a year and then decided I wanted to go back to college so I moved back to Denver. During my time in college is when I really got into physical exercise and around that same time as what I found CrossFit. That was about 13 years ago. I immediately fell in love with Crossfit and started coaching Crossfit as much as I could. 

I graduated college in 2014 with my degrees in biology and chemistry. After that I worked in the medical field for a short period of time and then I got the opportunity to become a gym manager at a CrossFit gym so I did that. About a year and a half later I got an opportunity become a partial owner. In about five years ago, I got an opportunity to become the majority owner of Crossfit MOB, which I did.

We now have one of the bigger CrossFit gyms in the state of Colorado and I can see I truly love what I do. Health and fitness are my passion and leading people in that direction is why I get up and do what I do every day.




Gabriel Serafin Sandoval


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191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

“There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

We are excited to continue to highlight and focus on the local mission driven humans in Colorado making moves while making impact! Today we have the awesome and determined Founders of Denver Pub Crawl, Ty Sondag and Logan Lakos. Denver Pub Crawl is not your average crazy bar crawl, it’s an organized small group (ish) curated experience with safety and unity at the forefront.  Both Ty and Logan have had amazing experiences on international pub crawls while traveling and they teamed up to bring that experience to Denver… and eventually, beyond. Both share their journey’s in life thus far and they’re overall mission of positive impact in this world all while having a good time. If you are local to Colorado, just visiting, or want to see a new side of Denver, sign up for one of their coming crawls- it’s a VIP experience on a budget with fellow fun humans. Community, unity, connection- cheers!

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Uniting the world one sip at a time. National vs. International pub crawls. Putting safety and responsibly at the forefront of a fun business. Entrepreneurship and wearing all the hats. Doing business the right way and taking care of people. Reputation and graceful disruption. Chasing the dream and serving your purpose. The past predicting the preset. 

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Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

4:30- Ty’s Back Story

5:36- Logan’s Back Story

10:30- Ty and Logan Meet, Launch Denver Pub Crawl… and the pandemic happens

12:06- We’re back after the pandemic, unite the people18:00- The experience after the pandemic- bars love us!

22:13- We bring more than drink specials, we bring an experience 36:00- Everyone is welcome to join- locals, travelers, solos

36:40- American style pub crawls vs international pub crawls46:00- Contributing to something larger than ourselves

56:38- How did you get into this business?

1:04- Overcoming fear and just starting

1:15:00- We are so proud of our reputation, check the reviews!

1:21:50- Our training, staff, and non-profits

1:31:21- Conscious conversation and guidelines

1:43:01- Private events/parties

1:50:00- The craziest story of one of our bar crawls…

1:50:21- What is success to you?

191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

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Ty Sondag is the co-founder and CEO of Denver Pub Crawl. When he’s not crawling, you can find him traveling, running, and lending a hand at beer, wine, and food festivals. 

 Logan Lakos is the Co-Founder and COO of Denver Pub Crawl. He grew up in Austin, TX, and has been taking advantage of the outdoors Boulder and Denver has to offer for almost eight years now. 

What is Denver Pub Crawl?Maybe you’re local and don’t know the best bars in Denver. Maybe you’re on vacation, or new in town, and want to be introduced to Denver nightlife. Denver Pub Crawl is an all-access party pass that grants you exclusive access to drink specials at each of our venues, as we “crawl” from one fun bar to the next. Crawling is a laid-back night time experience where hosts take ticket-holders bar hopping in Downtown Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood, LoDo.  

Denver Pub Crawl:How does a pub crawl work?Grab a ticket and get ready! First, you meet a Denver Pub Crawl Host at the starting location. They get you checked in, introduce you to the group and make sure you have everything you need for the crawl. You’ll grab a drink and get to know your new friends for the evening. Before you know it, the host will announce that it’s time to close out and head to the next bar. You’ll hit 4 or more bars during your crawl, and the host will let you know once you’ve reached the last. Some of our bars offer food, and there are usually food trucks along the way. Sometimes, your host will initiate games for the group if the vibe is right.  Denver Pub Crawl works directly with our partner bars in LoDo to give you the very best drink specials in Denver every single week.  



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190. Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill

Join us in this episode of Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph, as we sit down with Andrew Dana, the visionary force behind Call Your Mother Bagel Deli and Timber Pizza Co. Discover Andrew’s journey from food enthusiast to entrepreneurial success story, and how he weaved together a thriving team and a vibrant community to achieve triumph.

Andrew’s story is a testament to the power of unwavering belief and tenacity. Learn how he transformed challenges into opportunities, proving that a clear vision can conquer any obstacle- especially if you love food! Explore Andrew’s strategies for building a strong team culture, emphasizing equal and long-term opportunity, mutual respect, and continuous growth. Discover how nurturing a dedicated team fuels business excellence. Andrew shares his insights into the transformative impact of community engagement, showcasing the remarkable outcomes that arise from socially conscious entrepreneurship. Andrew’s resilience and adaptability offer inspiration for all, highlighting the lessons learned from failures and the path to embracing change. For emerging entrepreneurs, Andrew’s wisdom shines brightly. Uncover the value of mentorship, networking, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. #teamworkdreamwork

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Entrepreneurship. Chasing the dream. Going through the motions and then pivoting to follow your heart. Finding your purpose. Believe in something bigger. Not having it all figured out. Hard work, but fun. Showing up and trusting the process, no matter what. 

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Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

2:17- Andrew as a kid, growing through the motions 

5:00- Let’s sell pizza

5:37- I love food, the journey begins 

9:07- I lived, clarity came

9:55- Open Timber Pizza

11:49- We made the list, everything changed

13:50- Working with your spouse 

18:22- Bagels are hard to make, let’s do it

20:00- we are the brand and the recipe

23:20- listen to your body, trust the universe

24:38- my high-end high school ruined my confidence 

30:00- do the hard work, feel the authentic joy

32:12- being involved with the community 

34:33- not talking about all the good we’re doing, now 

35:27- Authenticity 

36:48- Consulting to help

39:18- Coming to Colorado- GFE’s

39:50- We hire for personality

41:00- hire for the long-term

45:16- Things to come!

46:00- Final words of advice

46:23- What is success to you?

190.Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

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Andrew Dana, Call Your Mother Bagel DeliOwners chef Daniela Moreira and Chief Doughboi, Andrew Dana, began this wild and wonderful journey at farmer’s markets in DC. After opening our flagship shop in Park View in the Fall of 2018, it was clear that folks in our community needed MORE CARBS! Since then, we’ve assembled a dream team and opened up several new locations throughout DC, Maryland and alllll the way across the country in Denver, Colorado! We’re on a mission to spread #bagellove to everyone with an appetite and our next stop might be your back yard (figuratively speaking)! We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we’re serious about bagels. With a *chef’s kiss* of honey, they’re somewhere between a classic NY-style bagel and the sweeter, Montreal-style bagels from our friends up North. Andrew is Jewish; the nostalgia of family traditions and the eclectic food from their childhoods were the genesis of our menu.  Food is important, but people are the most important ingredient. In addition to being a phenomenal place to eat, we aim to be great neighbors and one of the best places to work!  Some of our longtime partners include: Urban Alliance to offer career training to area youth, AYUDA to help transform the lives of underserved immigrants, Food Rescue and Martha’s Table to do our part to end hunger in DC. We’re committed to making a positive impact in our community and using our platform to raise money and awareness for causes we care deeply about.




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53. Open Mic: FOURPOINTS Bar

On the front page of FOURPOINTS Bar’s website is the is the statement (stance) from the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance (complete statement below). Please take the time to read it in full as it highlights who FOURPOINTS Bar are as people, as a company, and the conversation we have on this week’s T&T episode. You know how passionate I am about disrupting the dollar- where it’s being spent, why, and how, particularly in major corporate settings. We cover big food (major food orgs, KRAFT etc) and their power in the consumer’s market AND in the legislation of our country. The FOURPOINTS team is not only working hard to bring a superior bar with several competitive edges to the already overcrowded CPG “bar” market (prune based fyi and it’s awesome), they are also taking things to Washington DC to play with the big dogs and work for positive social (and consumption) change from all sides. They work with several charitable organizations giving back a percentage of annual sales each year (as a start up!) and align with other fitting industry strategic partners that share in the same core values and passion for Graceful Disruption™:). I’ll leave it there- this is a good one with so many great examples on why it’s so important for businesses to take a stance on social values. That has not been status quo until now. Consumers: fire up your engines and start purchasing accordingly. 

AND the have an Indie GOGO currently launched- support the cause today:  https://igg.me/at/fourpoints-bar/x/23180680#/

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

– Henry Ford

FOURPOINTS Bar was created out of our passion for the outdoors, recreation, and clean eating, and was inspired by our family’s fight with diabetes. In 2007, after experiencing an untimely energy crash descending a 14,000 ft. peak in the Colorado Mountains during a lightning storm, we realized it was time for something different.Utilizing our sports nutrition, culinary, and wilderness athlete backgrounds, we began to experiment with different foods & recipes in an effort to craft an on-the-go and nutritionally complete bar that would better support our active lifestyles and a healthier blood sugar. The result – a slow-burn energy bar uniquely powered by prunes, with a low-glycemic load for sustained energy, without the sugar spikes and crashes. A bar isn’t just a bar to us. We aren’t limited by a desire to just getting outside. We also share a deep love of those wild & beautiful places and a calling to protect & preserve where we play. We are a 1% For the Planet business member and partner with other conservation non-profits to protect public lands. The FOURPOINTS:  Real Food, Macronutrient Rich, Slow-Burn Energy, Ridiculously good

Follow our adventures @fourpointsbar and use #whereveryouplay

-Kevin & Patrick Webber

Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance:

The events of the past few weeks have brought our country’s systemic racism — particularly against Black Americans — back into the headlines. Tragically, these recent stories of violence barely scratch the surface of the injustices and discrimination that black people and people of color face every day in this country. 

Environmental justice is an integral part of Conservation Colorado’s mission, and racial justice is an inseparable aspect of that work. Outdoor recreation holds a problematic history in that for many, especially people of color, the outdoors and wild places have remained inaccessible. As the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance fights for a world with protected lands, clean air and water, we know those efforts won’t be fully realized unless every person has equitable access to the outdoors, to democratic processes, and we put an end to systematic oppression against black people and people of color. 

Now almost 300 businesses strong, the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance has impacted dozens of pro-conservation policy efforts over the years. We realize that with our collective influence comes great responsibility. It is our job to ensure that all voices are represented among our membership and within our leadership, that the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance is an accessible program to all businesses, especially those who represent communities of color, and that we are only supporting policies that benefit all Coloradans, not just some. 

We recognize and stand in solidarity with the leadership of the frontline organizations and individuals working to end racism and violence against people of color. We want a world in which access to the outdoors is a great equalizer; a place where all people can come together, be at home, and feel safe. As the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance Steering Committee, we commit to advocating for the protections of lands, water, climate for ALL Coloradans. 

The Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance Steering Committee 

Patrick Webber – Fourpoints Bar

Chase LaCroix – Durango Outdoor Exchange
Emily Ledergerber – Alpacka Rafts
Forrest Merithew – Merithew Law
John Nicholas – Bonfire Collective
Kathryn Bedell – Roan Creek Ranch and Agriculture Commission
Kate Palmer – JP Morgan
Peter Downing – Suffer Better
Philip Huffeldt – Wool Hat Creative
Stu Swineford – Relish Studio
Ashleigh Diaz – 4Corners Riversports.

52. One Small Bite

You are what you eat! Today I welcome Registered Dietitian, David Orozco, (MS, RDN, LD).  We met at Podfest (a podcast conference), mid another cast and David happened to walk by (check out T&T Ep. 34to hear it live:), we chatted briefly and now reconnected! Universe speaks- we didn’t have time to dig into many details initially, but on this cast,  you will hear- we have a lot in common. David and I discuss nutrition, lifestyle, the disproportionate access to nutrition in different areas for different races and economic status. In addition, we cover bariatric surgery and the lack of the mental wellness conversation alongside the nutritional conversation. We highlight that living well and eating well are really lifestyle choices and not a diet. David gives 5 things that he thinks every human should do- and I agree!! Listen in and check out the cast that I did with him on, One Small Bite, his podcast! Supporting the pod-fam, only way to go:).  Cheers!


Nutrition and race. Nutrition and gender. Nutrition in America. Nutrition and business. Marketing. Questioning a better way. No diets. Making one small change, one small bite at a time. Food is beautiful. Honoring your fuel. Changing your relationship with food. 

One Small Bite (Podcast):

David is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition and Health Science from Georgia State University. He is certified in Intuitive Eating Counselor, Exercise Physiology, and Quit Smart® smoking cessation, and is fluent in Spanish. David is the owner of TD Wellness, LLC, and believes in food as medicine, balance in life, and in building positive relationships. His passion in nutrition and well-being is rooted in the harmony of mind, body, and the spirit, and, with a little hard work, his clients can achieve a place of harmony. David also loves to cook, travel, and relax with his family, and he teaches indoor cycling, loves to hike, bike, and he holds the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.

In this podcast, we optimize health One Small Bite at a time. With nutritionist David Orozco as your guide, we’ll chop harmful diet myths and build wisdom based on sound nutritional science. From hot topics like fasting and high-fat diets to listener question on issues like mindful eating and chronic illness – we cover proven methods to fuel your body and nourish your soul. One Small Bite is where men come to shoot the breeze about their health and rumble with vulnerabilities in order to transform their lives. Subscribe today and take the first bite!



TD Wellness

We Help You Create a Positive Relationship to Eating

At TD Wellness, we believe nutrition goes way beyond the leafy greens that are relentlessly hyped in the media. We also understand that the chocolate chip fudge swirl ice cream calling to you at midnight sometimes means you might actually need a little instead of fighting it.

We are dedicated to working with people to set realistic and achievable goals. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or an eating disorder, are trying to change your child’s picky eating habits, are finding exercise keeps falling off your daily ‘to do list,’ or are simply needing to manage your high blood pressure, we are here to support you on your life’s journey to finding balance and a positive relationship to eating and your health.

Our Programs Fit Your Needs

We offer our client a host of services and programs. Our services and programs are tailored in partnership with you to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you are taking off on a new life, trying to take off pounds, or taking care of a medical condition, we will work with you to build a program fit for you.

42. Food Is Medicine

You are what you eat ! AND we are home consuming right now… food, media, oxygen… at least the air is cleaner during this time! What is the real impact of the food we are putting into our bodies? Are there larger questions we should be asking? What about our kids and youth nutrition? So. Many. Things!

Join me, Dr. Teddy Brose, and former nurse, Karla Jones, as we discuss food as medicine and how we navigate these conversations with medical staff, kids, and ourselves. They share their journeys to a healthier lifestyle and how simple changes (while tough at first) can change the trajectory of your health journey and the loved ones you look out for. We talk about responsibly and why taking charge of your own health and knowledge around what you’re consuming is so important. We discuss how to lead the way for kids to make better nutritional choices, even while at school or at a friend’s house and how to provide space for further conversation so they really understand why. We talk about little changes you can make now to eat cleaner and change the trajectory of your health. The wellness, health, and fitness spaces are all business- arm yourself with knowledge!


Questioning a better way. Why don’t doctors and nurses know more about nutrition? They are not nutritionists:) Kids and food. Kids and sugar. Plant based vs. the standard American diet. Changing one small thing vs. everything. Wellness, fitness, and business. What to do now? 

Dr. Teddy Brose is a physician in Appomattox, Virginia. She specializes in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine and works closely with her patients in the application of evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine for the prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic diseases. She further facilitates the Complete Health Improvement Program in her community, a three month comprehensive lifestyle medicine program which aims to educate and arm its participants with the tools necessary for success in their journey to health and wellness. She further teaches numerous free class’s in her community and does a monthly Walk with a Doc program where she discusses various health related topics while taking a walk with community members. 

Karla Jones is a mom of 3 young kids and wife to a college baseball coach. She is a master’s prepared nurse turned mama on a mission from Central VA. She loves running, a good book, building things with her hands, and sharing her simple tips for a healthier lifestyle. After learning the relationship between nutrition and disease, something she wasn’t educated on in nursing school, she’s been on a mission to pay forward this important information. She’s partnered with a company whose mission is to inspire health living around the world. Most people strive to live a healthier lifestyle, but find where to start a challenge. Karla is able to help people ignite their journey with one simple change. This incredible partnership has allowed her to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She is all about making impact for good in helping families thrive! This is what has lead her to become a #mamasetfree.

37. Vitamin F, Fulfillment

“You have to believe the world is waiting for what you’re bringing”

 -Jennifer Peters

How do you fill the gap between who you are and what you what you do (personally and professionally)? How important is it that you feel fulfilled in what you do?  

It’s easy to day dream AND it’s hard to actually chase those dreams… AND believe that they can come true, even when others tell you otherwise. 

Resilience, commitment, belief, and teamwork are all key ingredients in the recipe for success as an entrepreneur- this cast is proof:).  Tune in and take notes as I sit down with fellow entrepreneur and longtime friend, Jennifer Peters. Jennifer is the Founder of Just Be Kitchen in the heart of Denver, Colorado. It’s a local fave and the ONLY 100% scratch kitchen free of gluten, grain, and refined sugars. Jennifer founded JBK to fill the gap between who she is and what she does. She is a longtime athlete, food enthusiasts, and knew there was a better way to do “healthy food” for everyone, even people with a lot of food restrictions. She shares her personal and biz journey, highlighting her ability to be flexible, embrace opportunity to innovate and progress (even when unexpected), and her unwavering belief that “if you build it, they will come”, is her truth and the space where she feels fulfilled in her mission. 

If you haven’t heard of JBK- you will! They were recently featured on Diner, Drive ins, and Dives, and have had a host of local and national coverage. Jennifer and JBK are making waves, we can’t wait to see what is next as they make the world a better place one Fulfilled Burrito at a time. 


Being a restaurant owner in the midst of CV19. Dream, believe, achieve. Trail blazing, changing minds, disrupting stats quo. Eating healthier, treating yourself kindly, avoiding the doc. Knowing that your tribe is waiting for you to show up. Graceful disruption. Questioning a better way. Sticking to your why. Bleeding the brand and the mission.  

Jennifer Peters, Just Be Kitchen Founder

With a mission to serve mindful mouthfuls from a conscious kitchen with kindness on a plate, Just BE Kitchen is more than just a place to grab some grub. In addition to food made with love and care from scratch, Just BE Kitchen is a place of connection & to feel cared and nourished. ​As Denver’s only 100% scratch kitchen free of gluten, grain & refined sugar, Just BE Kitchen prides itself in servicing diners who have a lot of restrictions. However, its menu doesn’t scream “health food.” Instead, Just BE Kitchen’s menu is a fun play on traditional comfort foods, yet done in a wholesome & healthy way so that people with allergies or who choose to eat a whole-based diet do not have a feeling of lack or sacrifice. 

“We want everyone to feel nourished and cared for when they are here. We want our guests to be able to have a ‘mindful moment’ at Just BE Kitchen, and feel connected to their minds and bodies. Overall wellness is essential to living a meaningful life, and for us, food is how we contribute to our guest’s wellness, because food is at the heart of total well-being.”—Jennifer Peters, Owner.