Stories about veteran entrepreneurs, giving back, and the adventures that connect us.
Carl grew up moving from one military base to the next, and the "warrior mentality" was an integral part of his life from day one. After graduating a year early from high school, he convinced his stepfather to sign the papers so that he could join the Army. After receiving an ROTC scholarship and acceptance to several prestigious colleges, Churchill enrolled at the University of Utah.
SOUTHERN PINES BREWING CO.
The community of Southern Pines in North Carolina didn’t have a single brewery...that is until Micah Niebauer and his two friends decided to make it their project to open one. In October of 2014, Southern Pines Brewing Company had its grand opening with no employees and just a few wholesale accounts. Now it’s thriving at two separate locations, but its original motto of “rooted in community” still holds strong.
LITTLE BELT CATTLE CO.
Greg Putnam spent nine years of active duty as a US Navy SEAL stationed out of Hawaii before making the decision to return to the Rocky Mountains with his family. After his time in the service, he dabbled in the private sector as the business manager of Ascent Vision before changing course and setting in motion something he’d been toying with for years - owning and operating a cattle ranch in Montana.
MONTANA HUNTING: Filling the Freezer with Wild Game
Walk into any bar, lodge, barn, home, or office in Montana, and you're likely to find at least one animal or antler mount on the wall. For most Montana hunters, these are more than trophies or proof of bragging rights. At the heart of Montana's hunting heritage are the experiences people share and the western landscapes and wildlife that provide year after year.
FLY FISHING: Southwest Montana’s Big Fish Story
From reading river patterns to predicting how a trout will react, to choosing the perfect fly that will replicate the way an insect moves across the surface of the water, fly fishing is about controlling all the controllables while simultaneously flowing with the unique rhythm of the river.