Jim Skal (in his own words): Basically grew up playing outside. Moved to New Hampshire in 1985 where I made a decision to follow Jesus and ran up and down mountains for the time I was there. Eventually moved back to Butler, met my wife at North Way Christian Community, raised four kids together as I built a successful mortgage career.
2010 was a year of the developing vision of Outdoor Immersion and serving veterans, people in recovery and at-risk youth in outdoor adventure, recreation and fitness. The work has grown to the point where I ended my mortgage career and started full time operations January 2018 as 501c3 non-profit organization.
Jim Skal, Founder, Outdoor Immersion, contact info:
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoorimmersion/about/
IF YOU ASK TO JOIN THE GROUP, I WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A BEAUTIFUL CREATION PHOTO!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/outdoorimmersion
Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Crazy Mocha, Sewickley, PA
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 5/19/17
Aaron Watson, Podcast Host & CEO, Piper Creative
check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17
Connection University- Facebook Group dedicated to scaling the power of 1-to-1 connections. #ABCD
Protohaven, Pittsburgh, PA- Nonprofit makerspace dedicated to the mastery of design and fabrication
Altra Running Shoes
Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA
McConnells Mill State Park, Lawrence County, PA (Slippery Rock Gorge)
Hyner Trail Challenge (25K and 50K), Hyner, PA, April 21, 2018
Uncommon Grounds, Aliquippa, PA- Art Programs, Community Outreach, and Event Venue
Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, PA
Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA- Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)
Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/
Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/
TRAILS Ministries, Beaver Falls, PA
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org