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Verde Brand Communications Founder/CEO Launches Podcast

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Durango, Colorado (February 25, 2015) – Entrepreneurs in the active outdoor lifestyle markets now have a dedicated resource for inspiration, how-to’s and insights in a new podcast, launched by the CEO and founder of Verde Brand Communications, Kristin Carpenter-Ogden.

The Intrepid Entrepreneur” launched this week on both iTunes and Stitcher and it is the first podcast focused on serving and inspiring entrepreneurs in the active outdoor lifestyle and action sports markets. Podcast notes are provided here on every episode.

The first episodes include one-on-one interviews with:

– Diane Wren, co-majority owner and co-founder of iconic pack brand, Osprey Packs

– Renowned adventure and travel photographer Jen Judge

– Scott McGuire, president and founder of powerhouse consulting entity The Mountain Lab

– Dimity McDowell-Davis, who co-founded the incredibly popular running community, Another Mother Runner, with Sarah Bowen-Shea

Hilaree O’Neill, professional skier, alpinist and product development team member for The North Face and the first woman to climb two 8,000-meter peaks in a 24-hour period (Everest and Lhotse)

On Friday of this week (2-27-15), The Intrepid Entrepreneur podcast features Mike Wallenfels, former president of Mountain Hardwear and Timbuk2 and now, founder and CEO of Outdoor Pursuits Consulting. A new episode will be released every Friday going forward.

Guests on The Intrepid Entrepreneur show up with honesty and authenticity regarding their journey into owning and growing their own businesses. Listen in as they share turning-point moments, insights on launching and growing their businesses, lessons learned and amazing experiences, all of which define their commitment as business owners to make a positive impact on the world.

Carpenter-Ogden is an avid outdoors enthusiast, competitive cyclist and mother of two. She’s founded three companies from her home base of Durango, Colo., including Verde Brand Communications. She has grown Verde from her basement into a leading brand communications agency in the active outdoor lifestyle markets, with offices in Durango and Boulder, Colorado, Jackson, Wyoming, and now, Sun Valley, Idaho. Visit for more information.

The Intrepid Entrepreneur is the podcast for, Carpenter-Ogden’s community and consulting/coaching company. was launched in 2014 to connect, serve and inspire entrepreneurs who live for their outdoor pursuits and funnel that passion into their businesses and brands.

“Entrepreneurs are the foundation of our markets and are very important to driving innovation in our industries. We also have very specific needs for support, training and inspiration,” Carpenter-Ogden said. “I look forward to building out this community and serving it with trainings, free content and resources created just for entrepreneurs in our spaces.”

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