OOA SHOW EPISODE 194 - OFFICE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION
INTERVIEW - BRAD PETERSEN, UTAH DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR RECREATION
That day when you get offered an opportunity to be the Director of Outdoor Recreation in Utah, yeah, that would be awesome! Brad Petersen is the first ever outdoor recreation director in any state. The job sounds amazing, but Petersen admits to wearing a suit the majority of the time.
This interview sheds light on Petersen's busy day-to-day operations of balancing desires of the outdoor community with the politics of the legislature. Petersen also chats about tourism and tax revenue, how Ogden stacks up in the outdoor industry, cycling and traveling the world with Mayor Caldwell, the importance of raising outdoorsy kids, and much more.
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We could of spent hours getting to know more about Brad Petersen and his efforts as the director of Outdoor Recreation. We're hoping to have Petersen back on the podcast soon.
ON THE DOCKET
- May 6 – Ogden Trails Network Shin-Dig
- May 10 – Snowbasin Mother’s Day Brunch
- May 14-16 – AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
- May 22-24 – Swiftwater Rescue Certification Course (SRT1)(NFPA)
- June 12 – Snowbasin Summer Brew & Backyard BQQ Celebration
- June 12-13 – Ogden Arts Festival
- June 13 – Snowbasin Summer Opening Day
- June 14 – Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Concert Series Kick-off
- June 21 – Snowbasin Father’s Day BBQ
- July 30 – Wildflower Trailfest for Women
IN THE NEWS
- Woman’s Body Discovered by Mountain Biker, Identified
- GOAL Foundation Looking for Marathon Volunteers
- New Bear Lake Glamping
- Lemonade Stand to Benefit Nepal
- Nepal Earthquake Support
- Cemetery Point, Pineview, Named as Open Air Demo Site
- Deer Valley Purchase of Solitude Finalized
- Sporty Mom’s Mother’s Day Ideas
- The Ultimate American Road Trip
- Family Vandalizes National Park Railing
- Dean Potter Sets New Half Dome FKT
- Dani Arnold Sets New Matterhorn FKT
- Everest Sherpa’s Refuse to Fix Icefall Route
- Nepal’s Recovery Efforts
- Artist to Cover Italian Lake in Gold Fabric
Worth Watching: Mountain Biker Rides Via Ferrata
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