The Workload

July 14th, 2007 by Doug Schnitzspahn

I am deep, deep in the midst of putting together the preshow copy for the OR Show Dailies. From August 6-12 at the show in Salt Lake City, I’ll be heading up a team that includes Peter Kray, Erinn Morgan, Kate Siber, and Wendy Booher, pumping out four days of dailies. It’s a satisfying project and a fantastic way to keep up with the industry. I’m also quite pleased with the improvement we have made on previous versions of the Daily. This show, we will feature interviews with author and Conservation Alliance speaker Jonathan Waterman and Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon. We will also have an exclusive interview with Marmot and Nau founder Eric Reynolds, who is launching a 30-year project to fight for a Constitutional amendment that will require that corporation include a clause to “do no harm” in their charters. We are also adding guest columns that will be authored by Black Diamond’s Peter Metcalf, Alpine Experience owner Joe Hyer, Verde PR founder Kristin Carpenter, and Polartec’s Andy Vecchione.

Otherwise, since I wrapped up the Winter OR Show Dailies in late January, I have gone through the busiest six months of my freelance career. Publications/projects have included:

*A trip to Italy for a feature on Andy Hampsten and his Cinghiale bike tours for the fall issue of Outside’s Go travel magazine.
* An interview with economist Paul Zane Pilzer for the upcoming Health and Fitness Business Expo in Denver
* A feature on multi-day mountain biking and hot-tubbing during the first week of NFL season for Adventure Cyclist magazine
* Reviews of hard shells, snow pants, and ski/snowboard packs for Outside’s upcoming fall Buyer’s Guide
* Reviews of goggles and gloves for Skiing’s Gear Guide and reviews of resort jackets and pants for Skiing’s Outfitter department.
* The completion and production of ethnography/training videos for Qwest through my contract work with Radar Communications, which was purchased by Crispin, Porter, Bogusky
* A high-end travel piece on Denver for Out Traveler
* An unfiltered interview with kayak fishing guide Jim Sammons, a news piece on kayaker Jessie Stone’s non-profit that brought inner city kids to her clinic in Uganda to distribute mosquito nets, and a travel piece on Denver paddling in the July issue of Canoe & Kayak
* An unfiltered interview with expedition paddler and former Czech dissident Stanislav Chladek in the June issue of Canoe & Kayak
* Profiles on environmental activists David de Rothschild, Chad Pregracke, and the Oil+Water project in the April issue of Canoe & Kayak
* A sunglass review and travel piece on summer ski/snowboard destinations for Men’s Journal
* A feature on trends in the paddle sports market for the summer issue of Gear Trends magazine
* A feature on the future of specialty fitness retail for the Fitness issue of Gear Trends
* Stream reports on the Green River, Provo River, and Strawberry Reservoir for Tight Lines magazine
* A personal essay on fishing the high mountain lakes of the Madison range for the Big Sky Journal’s flyfishing special issue
* A poem, in Spenserian stanzas, lauding the launch off’s Green Goat program, for Base Camp Communications
* A travel piece on Sayulita, Mexico, for a fall issue of Backpacker
* Food and wine pieces on The Fort restaurant in Colorado and the Rainbow Ranch in Montana for American Cowboy
* Partnering with Travels in Paradise to oversee the redesign of the site and manage content
* Building a green web portal and community called SustainAbler with my friend Lin Alder

Throw in a new, beautiful baby boy and what has turned into months of waiting to close on the house we put an offer on in April, and it just could have been the busiest six months of my life.

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