#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Hope Dealer, Tim Ryan and The FEND Movement


Inspiring Change in the Hearts of Addicts and Their Communities

Tim Ryan – Recovering Heroin Addict, A&E’s “Dope Man,” and National Thought Leader on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

“I want to help people.  I’m sick and tired of burying people. I want to be that guy when someone calls up and says, ‘I need help.’ I’m there. Most of the people I help don’t have any resources,”                                Tim Ryan, TheDoctorsTV.com

In their own words (linkedin.com/in/amaninrecovery, TimRyanSpeaks.com)

Addiction and heroin abuse didn’t make Tim Ryan a better person, but recovery has redeemed his years. Substance abuse of heroin and alcohol stole more than half his life. But he has dedicated every waking minute since walking out of prison to dealing hope to addicts and their families.

Tim Ryan is known as “The Hope Dealer” for his gift of inspiring change in the hearts of addicts—and speaking to the real solutions in the opioid epidemic.

Tim unravels addiction by addressing the entire community. He works tirelessly to build awareness, tools, and lasting change in every group touched by addiction—parents, teachers, administrators, community members, healthcare providers, law enforcers, legislators, and more.

Tim is not just another talking head on the subject. He lost nearly everything to heroin—including his own son. It was in prison that he found recovery—and a passion to help others. Today, he is one of the nation’s most in-demand speakers and experts on the topic of addiction—and a tireless advocate for recovery. As the voice of hope in the opioid epidemic, Tim is a regular subject on national media and was an invited guest to the State of the Union address.

Tim Ryan recently joined forces with the Preventum Initiative and Vans Warped Tour to launch The FEND Movement (Full Energy. No Drugs.) – www.WeAreFEND.org

Tim Ryan Talks FEND Movement, Opioid Addiction, and Helping Others

The FEND Movement (WeAreFEND.org)

Too many people are dying or having their lives destroyed, and it’s time to take a stand – for yourself and for each other. We can’t rely on government, doctors or big pharma to fight the battle for us.

Combining cutting-edge tech, music, and streetwear, FEND is all about empowering you. Knowledge is power after all. The FEND app enables you to take the lead, join forces, andBeat the Opioid Crisis.                                               More than a campaign, FEND is a movement.


In the News

How Former Addict Tim Ryan Helps Others Struggling to Get Clean | theDoctorsTV.com, 31 May 2018

Dope Man – A&E aetv.com, Jul 5, 2017

Heroin, and our denial Tim Ryan TEDxNaperville – YouTube | TEDxNaperville.com, 23 May 2017

To find out more about Tim Ryan and what he’s up to visitTimRyanSpeaks.com.

To learn more about the FEND Movement visit WeAreFEND.org and to keep up with the Vans Warped Tour visit VansWarpedTour.com.

Please help support Tim Ryan and the FEND Movement’s fight against the Opioid Epidemic by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider communities and JOIN the conversation on their social networks.

Tim Ryan Speaks: Linkedin and Facebook.

FEND (Full Energy.No Drugs): FacebookTwitterInstagram andYouTube.

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Doug Parker | #kickassdoug

*Very proud of Tim Ryan and the Preventum Initiative / FEND Movement team. Hey Steve HuffKerrod HolzheimerEric WentBryan Went, #YouKickassMyFriends !!

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Daniel Alarik and Grunt Style


Unabashed Pride and Patriotism

In their own words (GruntStyle.com)

To us, what you wear is more than just a necessity to be clothed. It’s about attitude! We have taken the American fighting spirit and instilled it in everything we do. You don’t have to be a Veteran to wear Grunt Style, but you do have to love Freedom, Bacon and Whiskey. We provide more than apparel, we instill pride.


With over 400 US Veterans and Patriots, our mission is to deliver the highest quality, most Patriotic apparel on the planet, straight to your front door. Backed by our unbeatable lifetime guarantee, you will always be blown away by our products, our service, and our ability to America!


Yup. Everything. For any reason. Including tears, holes, loose threads, beer stains – even blood stains from defending the American Flag.


In the news

Grunt Style Signs with Richard Petty Motorsports in Multi-Year Deal | ESPN-Sep 16, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Destroyed A Small Texas Town And Grunt Style Is Helping Rebuild It | ConnectingVets.com, Sept 14, 2017

America’s Grittiest Entrepreneur: How An Army Sergeant Created A $100 Million Lifestyle Brand | Forbes-Jul 18, 2017

To find out more about what they’re up to at Grunt Style visitwww.gruntstyle.com.

Please help support founder / CEO Daniel Alarik and the Grunt Style team by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider networks and JOIN their communities on Linked, FacebookInstagram andTwitter.

You’ve got to try some of their whiskey too – Merica Bourbon

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin-kickassdoug


#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Todd Connor and Bunker Labs


Empowering our military veterans as leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship

In their own words (www.bunkerlabs.org/about-the-bunker)


Through local chapters across the U.S., Bunker Labs provides educational programming, access to resources, and a thriving local network to help military veterans and their spouses start and grow businesses.

We work to Inspire, Educate, and Connect veterans with the right resources and people locally to be successful, while also providing national tools and resources like: Launch Lab Online or our Community Mobile App to support aspiring entrepreneurs where ever they may currently live or be stationed.

INSPIRE. Through our online entrepreneurship challenge, the Bunker in a Box offers hundreds of hours of content as well as interviews with military veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military and started their own business. Learn how they did it and start your own journey towards entrepreneurship as well.

EDUCATE. Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea for a business are invited to participate in the Entrepreneurial Program for Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) whether through one of our virtual cohorts or in person at one of our chapters. In this program you will learn and apply the practical steps of launching your business from entrepreneurs who have been-there / done-that.

CONNECT. Bunker Labs invites veterans, entrepreneurs, investors, and subject matter experts to join our national community through our monthly Bunker Brews meet ups in each of our chapter cities, as well as through our Muster Across America tour. Whether returning home after active duty, starting a business, exploring new careers, or growing a business—building your network is critical.


To find out more about Bunker Labs, what they’re up to, find local chapters and more, visit www.BunkerLabs.org.

Please help support CEO Todd Connor and the Bunker Labs team and Our Veterans by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider networks and JOIN their communities on LinkedinFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin – kickassdoug

OUR Entrepid Network – Introducing Aaron Bergh, Sarah Kraft and Calwise Spirits



Really Tasty Spirits!

Looking forward to the opening of the new Calwise distillery, tasting space and upstairs specialty bar in Paso Robles, CA., April 2018. Congratulations Aaron and Sarah.

In their own words; source – www.calwisespirits.com.

Locally made Spirits inspired by the Central Coast: Spiced Rum, Blonde Rum & Big Sur Gin

Calwise Spirits Co. was borne out of our love for California and the necessity to provide delicious, locally-made alcohol to all of its inhabitants of drinking age (that, and making booze is a lot of fun). With a taste inspired by the California experience, our spirits are more than just a drink: they’re accompaniment to your lifestyle of adventure, exploration, and unrestrained revelry.

To find out more about Calwise Spirits visit them at www.calwisespirits.com.

Get your paws on some Calwise spirits – www.calwisespirits.com/buy

Please support Aaron BerghSarah Kraft and the Calwise Spirits team by sharing this with your extended social networks and join the Calwise Spirits community on LinkedinFacebook and Instagram.

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin-kickassdoug


Calivore Spirits is a SLO HotHouse supported company.

The SLO HotHouse is a community space created through the efforts of Cal Poly, the city and county of San Luis Obispo, the business community, and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). The goal of the SLO HotHouse is to support students and community members as they work to create new innovations and start entrepreneurial business ventures.

To learn more about the SLO HotHouse go to www.slohothouse.com.

Past and present SLO HotHouse sponsored companies include:

Reduce.Reuse.Grow.Current SolutionsBoltAboutMantisWhiteFox Drone Defense Technologies, FarmBotHIGEAgatherologieSPECTRVMMojaGearInPressTechnologiesZ Living SystemsBOTTLEFLYFavorLiftGator, Caliwise Spirits, FLUME and ObserVR.

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Kevin Smith and SolarReserve


24/7 on-demand, reliable electricity from a renewable source—the Sun.

In their own words (Linkedin.com/SolarReserve)

SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects, which include electricity generation by solar thermal energy and photovoltaic panels. In addition, SolarReserve has commercialized a proprietary advanced solar thermal technology with integrated energy storage that solves the intermittency issues experienced with other renewable energy sources. This proven US-developed technology generates renewable baseload and dispatchable power and can compete with traditional fossil-fired and nuclear electricity generation.

Since the company’s formation in early 2008, SolarReserve has assembled an extensive global development pipeline of 8 gigawatts (GW) across the world’s most attractive, high growth renewable energy markets. The portfolio includes advanced solar thermal technology (Concentrating Solar Power or “CSP”), photovoltaic (PV) technology, and hybrid (combined CSP and PV). SolarReserve’s hybrid CSP/PV solutions eliminate the intermittency issues associated with PV-only projects while providing cost efficient and reliable electricity generation.

Lead by CEO Kevin Smith, SolarReserve is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and has seven international offices located in Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Europe to support its widespread project development activities across more than 20 countries.

In the news

Will Molten Salt Outdo Batteries for Grid-Tied Storage? | solarpaces.org-Oct 27, 2017

South Australia okays giant solar thermal plant from SolarReserve | Ars Technica-Aug 14, 2017

To find out more about SolarReserve and what they’re up to visitwww.solarreserve.com

Please support Kevin Smith and the SolarReserve team by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider networks and JOIN their communities on LinkedinYouTubeTwitter and Facebook.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin-kickassdoug


#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Kate Oliver, Ellen Prasse and The Modern Caravan



Founders Kate Oliver and Ellen Prasse of Austin, TX based The Modern Caravan left their full-time jobs to remodel Airstreams.

In their own words (www.themoderncaravan.com)

What we do.

We offer full design and renovation services for Airstreams and other alternative mobile dwellings, placing emphasis on human connection and relationships, reshaping the concept of home and life. We work hard to embrace imperfection in life while perfecting our craft.

Who we are.

We are a 100% women-owned and run renovation business specializing in full and completely custom renovation services for Airstreams and other timeless caravans. The work, from metal fabrication to delicate linen upholstery, is done with our two sets of hands.

The Name

MODERN: of or relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.

Our chosen aesthetic. Clean, simple, minimal, but more so, we take something dated, often neglected, worn, and broken and transform it into a functional, current, lovely space.

CARAVAN: a vehicle equipped for living in, typically towed by a car and used for vacations.

While our first love will always be the classic vintage Airstream, we’ve never wanted to limit ourselves. We intially wanted to buy a school bus or vintage motorhome. We’ve toyed with the idea of renovating a van! Moving forward, the sky is the limit as we pursue projects that feed our creative souls and push our physical limitations.

In the news

Airstream Dream Team: These Women Travel the Country, Turning Retro RVs Into Homes | By Zillow and Published by Dwell, 10 October 2017

The Modern Caravan: A Vintage Airstream Transformed | REMODELISTA, Justine Hand, March 31, 2017

To learn more about what they’re up to at The Modern Caravan visit www.themoderncaravan.com

Please support Kate and Ellen and The Modern Caravan team by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your extended social networks and JOIN their communities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin-kickassdoug

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Father Greg Boyle, Thomas Vosso and Homeboy Industries


The largest gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States

In their own words (Homeboy Industries)

Founder Father Greg Boyle, CEO Thomas Vosso and their Los Angeles based Homeboy Industries team provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes. Full-time employment is offered for more than 200 men and women at a time through an 18-month program that helps them re-identify who they are in the world, offers job training so they can move on from Homeboy Industries and become contributing members of the community – knowing they count!

In the news

Father Greg Boyle: How his Homeboys are healing our community | HollywoodJournal.com, Lisa Ullmann, 17 Jan. 2014

To learn more about what they’re up to at Homeboy Industries and how you can get involved visit www.homeboyindustries.org

Please support Father Boyle, Thomas Vosso and the Homeboy Industries team by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your extended social networks and JOIN their communities on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram.

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin

@HomeboyIndustries, #B-Corp, #SocialEnterprise, #Re-Entry, #Gangs, #Silkscreen, #Catering, #ElectronicsRecycling, #FarmersMarket, #Bakery, #Grocery, #eCommerce, #Cafe, #LosAngeles, #CA, #OUREnterpidNetwork, #HereWeGrow, #forgeyourown


#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Heidi Kujawa and ByFusion


Transforming Plastic to Save Our Planet

CEO Heidi Kujawa and the Los Angeles based ByFusion team converts plastic waste into an alternative building materials.

In their own words (www.byfusion.com)

ByFusion is a smart waste management company focused on repurposing plastics. Our patented, 100% modular technology solution transforms waste plastic into an alternative building material we call RePlast.

ByFusion has been designed as a key component in promoting community-based circular economies – fully supporting the ability to convert plastic waste generated within a city into a building material that can be used locally for construction, infrastructure, development and revitalization projects.

In the news

ByFusion’s RePlast Blocks Named ‘Most Disruptive Innovation of the Year’ by Waste Dive | WasteDive.com, Press Release, 16 November 2016

The 2016 Dive Awards for the waste industryMost disruptive innovation of the year | 2016 Dive Awards, www.wastedive.com/news

To learn more about what they’re up to at ByFusion visit www.bifusion.com.

Please support Heidi Kujawa and the ByFusion team by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your extended social networks and JOIN their communities on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin-kickassdoug

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Sam Polk and EveryTable


Every body. Every block. Everytable.

CEO Sam Polk and the Los Angeles based EveryTable team are making good food accessible as an affordable alternative to fast food.

In their own words (www.everytable.com)

Our mission is to make good food available to everyone. We price our meals according to the neighborhoods we serve. So when you eat at Everytable, you’re paying less and bringing better food to more communities.

Healthy food is a human right. But $9 green juices and $12 salads make healthy food a luxury most people can’t afford. In fact, many communities in the U.S. have so little access to healthy, affordable food, they’re called “food deserts.” These communities experience high rates of obesity, diabetes, and stress.

Our goal is to make good food accessible and affordable in every community. At each store, we price our meals according to the income of the surrounding neighborhood. We make sure our food is affordable, and that each store is profitable.

About EveryTable

In the news

EVERYTABLE: THE OASIS FOUND IN FOOD DESERTS (Video) | foodabletv.com, September 06, 2017, Denise Toledo

To learn more about EveryTable visit www.EveryTable.com

Please support Sam, the EveryTable team and the communities they serve by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider networks and JOIN their communities on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Here WE Grow!

Doug Parker | Linkedin

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Phil Graves and Patagonia Tin Shed Ventures


Tin Shed Ventures – Investing in the Next Generation of Responsible Business

Director Phil Graves and the Patagonia Tin Shed Ventures really are leading by example.

In their own words (www.tinshedventures.com/about/)

Tin Shed Ventures is Patagonia’s corporate venture capital fund, which invests in start-ups that offer solutions to the environmental crisis. Originally launched as $20 Million and Change in May 2013, Tin Shed Ventures partners with businesses focused on building renewable energy infrastructure, practicing regenerative organic agriculture, conserving water, diverting waste and creating sustainable materials. The Tin Shed name is rooted in Patagonia’s history. In 1957, a young climber named Yvon Chouinard decided to make his own reusable hardware. Using supplies procured from a junkyard, he taught himself how to blacksmith. By 1970, Chouinard Equipment had become the largest supplier of climbing hardware in North America—produced in a tin shed in Ventura, California. But there was a problem. The company’s gear was damaging the rock as popular routes had to endure repeated hammering of steel pitons. So Chouinard decided to phase out of the piton business, even though it comprised 70 percent of the company’s sales at the time. He introduced an alternative: aluminum chocks that could be wedged in the rock and removed by hand, rather than hammered and left behind. The audacious move worked. Within a few months, the new chocks sold faster than they could be made. Patagonia has since expanded from a climbing hardware company into a global outdoor apparel brand with $800 million in sales while maintaining a strict commitment to sustainability in its products and supply chain. Tin Shed Ventures is funding the next generation of responsible business leaders who share these core values.

In the news

Tin Shed Ventures – Investing in the Next Generation of Responsible Business (YouTube)

Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains | Quartz Media LLC, 12 April 2017, Michael J. Coren

To learn more about Patagonia Tin Shed Ventures visit www.tinshedventures.com

Please support Phil Graves and Patagonia Tin Shed Ventures by giving this a LIKE, SHARE it with your wider networks and JOIN their communities on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin