Surf and Turf: Summer Offsite 2018

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Surf and Turf: Summer Offsite 2018

As the newest member of the FastG8 team, I was excited to attend our summer offsite in Buena Vista, CO to camp and enjoy some of Colorado’s classic recreation. Building a team that can support one another out of the office is a crucial part of having a successful organization. During my first month and a half at FastG8 I have seen this reflected in the group’s daily work.



The first agenda item for the trip was a surf day on the Arkansas River, an activity that was foreign to most of the group. Towns across Colorado are building artificial waves in their rivers which attract kayakers and, more recently, surfers who live in the mountains and need their ocean fix. In FastG8 fashion, we jumped feet first into the water with our boards and no hesitation. We worked meticulously on our surfing skills, tweaking our form with each attempt.

 James focusing hard on standing up on his board after catching the wave.

James focusing hard on standing up on his board after catching the wave.

 Peter’s technique was to jump in the wave and land on his board feet first. He was often successful.

Peter’s technique was to jump in the wave and land on his board feet first. He was often successful.



 Fletcher is all smiles after taking his kayak for a spin on the wave.

Fletcher is all smiles after taking his kayak for a spin on the wave.

After fighting the current and flailing around for hours, we were exhausted and wound down at camp to tune up our bikes and grab a few beers.

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The next morning we had an early wake up call in order to catch a shuttle. We loaded into the shuttle vans and headed up a road to mountain bike the Monarch Crest Trail. This classic ride consists of 36 miles of epic Colorado singletrack where you start high, bike even higher and end up back in the town of Poncha Springs.

 The team looking good in our matching kits and taking in the views on the Monarch Crest Trail.

The team looking good in our matching kits and taking in the views on the Monarch Crest Trail.

The first couple hours of the ride we started by cycling up 2,000 feet where we were rewarded with 360 degrees of views across the state. Like clockwork, we all fell into our places, organizing ourselves in the most efficient order and rooting on one another up the mountain. Once we crested the top of the trail, the fun really began. We cruised through flowy high alpine single track down to rocky terrain, hooting and hollering the entire way down.

 Celebration beers and nachos at the end of the ride!

Celebration beers and nachos at the end of the ride!

After the two days at the offsite, it was clear to me that the FastG8 culture is a special one. The team they have cultivated is diligent and thoughtful whether they are attempting to stand up in a river wave or increase bottom line revenue for a client. A great foundation for a true active lifestyle ad tech company

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Skin, Ski, Strategize

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Skin, Ski, Strategize

With a historically slow start to winter, we thought that a 3-day hut trip in the backcountry would be a perfect opportunity to buckle down and focus on strategy planning for the upcoming year. While we did have a number of very productive work sessions, we managed to find plenty of adventure as well. 

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Unplug To Plug In

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Unplug To Plug In

FASTG8's first annual company off-site took place 20 miles from civilization at the Green-Wilson hut. Sometimes you have to unplug to truly plug in.

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Retail and eCommerce: Can't We all Just Get Along?

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Retail and eCommerce: Can't We all Just Get Along?

Brands throughout the outdoor industry are trying to strike a balance between supporting their retail partners and growing their direct to consumer business. At Outdoor Retailer's Winter Market 2015, we assembled leaders from industry titans Patagonia, Outdoor Research and Massey's Outfitters to discuss how a multi-channel approach to sales and marketing supports everyone's goals.


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