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MeatEater, Inc. is an outdoor lifestyle company founded by renowned writer and TV personality Steven Rinella. Host of the Netflix show MeatEater and The MeatEater Podcast, Rinella has gained wide popularity with hunters and non-hunters alike through his passion for outdoor adventure and wild foods, as well as his strong commitment to conservation. Founded with the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, MeatEater, Inc. brings together leading influencers in the outdoor space to create premium content experiences and unique apparel and equipment. MeatEater, Inc. is based in Bozeman, MT.
EXPLORER, BIOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST AND SPORTSMAN
Driven by nature, Donnie Vincent has consistently let the outdoors and his passion for adventure be the compass for his life. The wide open expanses of the world’s most remote territories dominate his thoughts and conversations. Deep in the heart of the wildest of terrain is where Donnie thrives. On his expeditions into remote wilds, in the lands where seemingly no one lives, he finds a wilderness and peacefulness that is all his own.
The premier example of explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman, Donnie takes a wider view of the topics he tackles while in the field, because to him, this is all a story worth telling. A story of ancestral heritage, native respect and the desire to live strongly, empowering us all to open our minds to the bigger picture and inspiring us to find our own adventure.
AND BIRD DOG TRAINER
Durrell Smith is an Atlanta, Georgia native, visual artist, art teacher, bird dog handler/trainer, and podcast host. While creating compelling abstract assemblages pieces or india ink and watercolor illustrations based on his field experiences and hunting dogs, he also runs a podcast called The Sporting Life Notebook, along with his nonprofit, the Minority Outdoor Alliance, co-founded with his wife Ashley. As a first generation hunter, Durrell seeks to learn with and contribute to the active outdoor community by connecting with visionaries within the bird dog community who are willing to share stories and knowledge about the various breeds and practices, creating a bridge to welcome aspiring dog men and women to the bird dog community.
Chef Kyle is a world-renowned chef that spent his formative years cooking and exploring in the wilds of Colorado. Inspired by nature, Mendenhall continues to push his field-to-table vision to the extremes while balancing his daily duties as Executive Chef for the Big Red F Group, based out of Denver, Colorado.
FARM TO FIRE COOKING
Tournant is an open fire cooking and events company based in the Pacific Northwest led by the partners Mona Johnson and Jaret Foster. Their approach to food reflects a sense of place and ceremony, drawing inspiration from the seasons and local bounty from the land and sea. Through their immersive outdoor dining experiences and signature farm-to-fire cooking style, Tournant hopes to inspire people to get outside, connect with nature and learn to care more deeply about the many hands who farm, fish, forage and craft their food.
CHEF AND YOUTUBE
Brad Leone is a bonafide swiss army knife - a trained chef, avid outdoorsman, carpenter, entrepreneur, and host of the popular video series 'It's Alive'. 'It's Alive' has been Shorty Award nominated and has been praised for its laid-back cooking show appeal mixed with educational sustainability, and adventure travel that has led to Leone's rise to internet stardom. Originally from New Jersey, Leone learned to respect ingredients, hunt, fish, and fell in love with food as the universal language. Leone is a recent New York Times Bestselling author with his first book FIELD NOTES FOR FOOD ADVENTURE.
HOST OF BIG SKY KITCHEN
Eduardo Garcia is not just a chef. He’s a storyteller and an outdoor enthusiast, he’s an athlete and creator, he is a connector and a survivor. A massive electrocution accident deep in Montana’s backcountry forced 2,400 volts into Eduardo’s body in 2011. Despite efforts to save his left arm, Eduardo made the decision to amputate his left arm while recovering in Salt Lake City. During his recovery, Eduardo learned that he had cancer on top of the countless surgeries, recovery, and rehabilitation. Eduardo’s story is about the struggle to survive and the ability to thrive through connections. Since his accident, Eduardo has mastered the use of his prosthetic hook in the kitchen, he’s bringing people together through food and the outdoors to savor the present, he inspires people move past tragedy, and he’s forging connections through food.
“The outdoors was my first love, then cooking was my second,” says Chef Eduardo Garcia. “Cooking came from my environment, a language I could speak with anyone anywhere in the world.”