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Cornerstone of America brings you the stories of the individuals that form the bedrock of this country, Entrepreneurs, small business owners, current and former military, stories of seeking out hardship and overcoming adversity and more!
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#62 - Vaughn Vernon

#62 - Vaughn Vernon

2022-09-1401:03:59

To say Vaughn is a man of many talents with many interests would be an understatement. I met Vaughn this past weekend out a men's event I hosted with Scott Rammage from the Brotherhood of Fatherhood. We talked fellowship, mentorship, vulnerability, failure, BJJ, family and so much more. Enjoy!Support the Show.
#60 - Colby Martin

#60 - Colby Martin

2022-07-2101:09:14

After graduating from Texas A&M University and a stint as a mountaineer and snowboard instructor, Colby spent a few years in Europe doing various things for various people in numerous countries. After Europe, Colby decided to go into education to understand why he was such a piss poor student, culminating in Mayan Hope, a nonprofit special education school in Nebaj, Guatemala. During his time in Guatemala he wrote the book, "The Vagabond Gypsy and His Beast of Burden" After a few years in Central America doing various things for various people, Colby worked as an adventure guide throughout Latin America, before returning to the States to project manage backcountry construction ops in National Parks and Forests. Colby then went to China. He spent…you guessed it, culminating in managing investigations into counterfeit products made in China that harmed Americans, namely pharmaceuticals. After leaving China, Colby went back to Austin, Texas to work for as an Analyst for Stratfor, a geopolitical think tank. Then, it was off to Yellowknife Canada to run logistics for an adventure company. While there, Colby was asked to join Pinkerton’s Global Risk Group as Director on Intelligence, before also taking over operations in Washington in order to integrate intelligence into all Pinkerton operations. He’s also a published author, BJJ black belt under Carter Fisk, a grappling instructor at AMC (Matt Hume), and husband. That last one is most important. In 2019 Colby founded Contingency 3. Contingency 3 is a global solutions company with a mission to reduce uncertainty, build resiliency, manage risk, protect assets and secure competitive advantage for clients. This approach will reduce harm, protect the innocent, and improve outcomes for the communities we serve.Colby Martin is a polymath driven by curiosity, creativity and death. His current interests include the study of consciousness, world affairs, technology, meta-systems and perfect top pressure. He believes that being a positive force in the world is not as eye-rolling and uncool as the evils make it out to be. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0595274277?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_detailsSupport the show
Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a black belt with over 20 years in BJJ. Daniel Di Stefano co-owns SBG Whitefish with Travis. Support the Show.
I am Joined by WSJ best selling authors, Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson.From their website http://www.andrews-wilson.com/ https://twitter.com/BAndrewsJWilson Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran and nuclear engineer who served as an officer on a fast-attack submarine in the Pacific. He is a Park Leadership Fellow, has a master’s degree in business from Cornell, and holds a psychology degree from Vanderbilt. He is a husband, father, and advocate of planetary stewardship. He woul...
Recently David and I asked our audience if they started a business or side hustle when the pandemic hit.  We touch on some of the responses we received.   What it looks like to forge ahead when the world around you is shutting down.  How to not only find opportunities but create them yourself, and various way's you can leverage your skill set to build a business.  David Body, SPC, Army National GuardDrop Zone FacilitatorDavid is a Drop Zone facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and is currently serving as an Intelligence Analyst for the Montana Army National Guard with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.David’s desire to reach others so that they can experience the same freedom he has led him to serve with Operation Restored Warrior.https://operationrestoredwarrior.org/help-for-veterans/programs/https://www.instagram.com/david.m.body/Constructive Solutions EnterprisesConstructive Solutions Ent. Is a Family owned & operated business in Northwest Montana.We specialize in creating custom products tailored to our Customer’s needs and desires. We can create beautiful custom prints on high quality Aluminum with your images whether it be a personal picture offyour phone or your Company Logo or branding. We also create custom POP displays and signage for thebeverage industry and retailers.https://constructivesolutionsenterpri...https://www.facebook.com/constructivesehttps://www.instagram.com/constructiv...If you’re looking for American made, quality men's grooming products from a company that is veteran owned, then shop Dapperguru.  That’s thedapperguru.com and use promo code cornerstone for 15% off your order.  Enjoy!https://www.instagram.com/dapperguruSupport the show
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#51 - David Body

#51 - David Body

2021-11-2458:35

Today I am joined by my new co-host, David Body.  David along with his wife and children, recently re-located to the Flathead Valley.  He is an enlisted member of the Army National Guard and was an arborist for 15 years. Like most of my new found friends here in Montana, we met through Jiu Jitsu at SBG. David also volunteers his time with Operation Restored Warrior, a non profit veteran's support organization.  From the ORW website:David Body, SPC, Army National GuardDrop Zone FacilitatorDavid is a Drop Zone facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and is currently serving as an Intelligence Analyst for the Montana Army National Guard with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.David’s desire to reach others so that they can experience the same freedom he has led him to serve with Operation Restored Warrior.https://operationrestoredwarrior.org/help-for-veterans/programs/Constructive Solutions Enterprises Constructive Solutions Ent. Is a Family owned & operated business in Northwest Montana.We specialize in creating custom products tailored to our Customer’s needs and desires. We can create beautiful custom prints on high quality Aluminum with your images whether it be a personal picture offyour phone or your Company Logo or branding. We also create custom POP displays and signage for thebeverage industry and retailers.https://constructivesolutionsenterpri...https://www.facebook.com/constructivesehttps://www.instagram.com/constructiv...If you’re looking for American made, quality men's grooming products from a company that is veteran owned, then shop Dapperguru.  That’s thedapperguru.com and use promo code cornerstone for 15% off your order.  Enjoy!https://www.instagram.com/dapperguruSupport the show
#49 Chris Sigouin

#49 Chris Sigouin

2021-09-2002:11:35

Chris Sigouin is the co-founder and co-owner of Level Up Health and Fitness https://levelupfitness406.com/ here in Kalispell, MT. Chris has over 15 years of experience as a massage therapist, physical therapist and personal trainer. I met Chris at SBG Montana during a BJJ class. Recently Chris competed in his first MMA fight at 40 years old. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!https://www.facebook.com/Level-Up-Health-Fitness-101517572086505/?ref=page_inte...
#47 - Tim Cruickshank

#47 - Tim Cruickshank

2021-08-0901:05:12

Tim Cruickshank is the founder and CEO of Bonefrog Coffee & Bonefrog Cellars Company. A Veteran-owned and operated premium, small-batch coffee roastery & premium boutique winery both located in the Pacific Northwest.From their websites https://bonefrog-coffee.com/ & https://bonefrogcellars.com/After serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy, I created Bonefrog Coffee & Bonefrog Cellars as a tribute to the “Brotherhood” of U.S. Navy SEAL’s, the Naval Special Warfare community and...
John Frankl is a martial artist with a background in several different styles including Karate, Kuk Sool Won, Serrada Eskrima and Thai boxing (Muay Thai). Frankl is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Roberto Maia and a pioneer in bringing the sport of BJJ to South Korea having opened possibly the very first legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in the country (in 1999) Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, and along with his wife Kisa, the owner of multi...
#45 - Travis Davison

#45 - Travis Davison

2021-06-0101:39:16

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, and along with his wife Kisa, the owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a black belt with over 20 years in BJJ. He's also my coach. When my wife and I made the decision last summer to move our family to the Flathead Valley, Travis' gym, SBG, was one of the reasons we chose Kalispell. We related to his and Kisa's story of the peaks and valley's of early success and business followed by failure. How you d...
#43 - Ryan Rodriquez

#43 - Ryan Rodriquez

2021-05-0350:57

From Ryan's website https://www.ignitedff.com/It was my dream to become a firefighter/paramedic and join the brotherhood of men and women that put their lives on the line to help others in need. I've lived and worked for 15 years as a professional firefighter and have learned a lot about what it takes to maintain physical and mental health while sustaining a healthy balance in my personal and professional life.I currently live and serve in the suburbs outside Phoenix, Arizona. I a...
#42 - AM Strength

#42 - AM Strength

2021-04-1801:04:56

I am joined today by my wife, Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy. She is the founder of AM Strength. As a Starting Strength Coach and A Strength Coach with Barbell Logic, she trains clients out of her professionally outfitted garage gym as well as online. She also homeschools our 5 children. We sat down and talked about our decision to move our family from Washington to Montana. Our entire family becoming fully immersed in Jiu Jitsu. Adapting strength training while roll...
#41 - Jack Carr

#41 - Jack Carr

2021-04-0744:56

Jack Carr led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper, to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawd...
#40 - Matt Reynolds

#40 - Matt Reynolds

2021-03-2801:27:02

Matt Reynolds has over 20 years of experience competing in strength sports and coaching barbell-based strength and conditioning. In his earlier life he totaled “elite” in multiple weight classes in powerlifting and earned his professional status in the sport of Strongman. In 2008, he founded one of the strongest and largest strength gyms in the country, STRONG Gym, which Matt sold in 2015, to turn his attention to the broader audience of online coaching.Today his focus is on improving the qua...
#39 - Jon Boone

#39 - Jon Boone

2021-02-2401:26:23

Had the pleasure of sitting down with my BJJ coach Jon Boone . Jon runs some of the Foundations classes at SBG Montana here in Kalispell. Starting over with something as in depth and challenging as Jiu Jitsu at 41 years old has been a great experience for myself and my family as well. We talked BJJ, moving our families, pursuit of freedom and opportunities, his experience in becoming a US Citizen ( Canadian born) small business ownership and so much more. If you'v...
# 38 - Adam Lauritzen

# 38 - Adam Lauritzen

2021-02-1501:42:54

I got a chance to sit down with Adam Lauritzen, SSC. He is the owner of Silverback Strength and Conditioning. https://www.silverbacksandc.com/He's also a former marine and purple belt in Jiu Jitsu. We hit on all those topics, enjoy!https://www.facebook.com/SilverbackStrengthReno/https://www.instagram.com/silverbacksandc/https://twitter.com/Silverback1371https://www.yelp.com/biz/silverback-strength-and-conditioning-renoSupport the Show.
#37 - Chase Glaum

#37 - Chase Glaum

2020-10-1401:28:05

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#36 - Jeff Mahaffey

#36 - Jeff Mahaffey

2020-09-2401:14:42

Jeff Mahaffey is many things:A father...A husband....A veteran....Franchise Director for Self Made Training Facility https://www.selfmadetrainingfacility.com/Owner of multiple locations himselfIn this episode we dove into his background and how he and his team have handled the illegal shutdown attempts placed on small businesses. https://www.selfmadetrainingfacility.com/phoenixhttps://www.instagram.com/selfmadetrainingfacility/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/jeff.mahaffey/?hl=enSup...
#35 - Scott Rammage

#35 - Scott Rammage

2020-09-1301:46:40

My guest today is Scott Rammage. Scott is the Co-Founder of The Brotherhood of Fatherhood. The Brotherhood of Fatherhood is a resource to help men throughout the world to be better pillars in their household, work, and community. Inspiring a focus on fatherhood, Faith, Abilities, Tribe, Humility, Energy, and Resources.Scott has a passion to help men achieve greatness as fathers, husbands, and community leaders. Scott has two sons and has been married to his wife Kimberly since 199...
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