After I finished my 3 month adventure on the Appalachian Trail, I had come to some new realizations for my life moving forward. It was now September 2001, and I decided not to go back to my old life as a technical recruiter working for someone else. I learned on my adventure that life is short and creating experiences for myself was what I thought made life fun and exciting. There was an entrepreneur inside me that I hadn’t let come out yet and although I was fearful, I decided I wanted to take control of my future. I took the leap of faith into entrepreneurship……this was my new adventure.
Long story, short. I knew I would need to start a business in something I had a passion for. I wanted to start an adventure company right then but the idea wasn’t mature enough and I didn’t have the business management experience to make it happen at that point. I ended up teaching myself about computers and technology and started Indigo Technologies in Jan 2004. With the help of some great business partners, we grew Indigo to approximately a $1 million a year business and sold it at the end of 2009.
Even during the Indigo years, I never stopped thinking about how I could channel my passion for adventure I had developed on the trail. One thing was certain; I wanted to box up the “sense of adventure” I experienced and be the person who helped people experience new adventures in their own life and provide a new form of entertainment for those people who are ready for something new. I knew when I sold Indigo a little over a year ago that it was only a matter of time before I was ready to turn my passion for adventure into my life’s next adventure. The adventure entertainment seed that was planted in me in 2001 now had 9 years of nurturing and was ready to blossom.
My last day as a technology consultant is today, April 15th, 2011. On April 16th, the Eventures begin.