From the Field to the Fire: A Journey from the NFL to Real Estate

From the Field to the Fire: A Journey from the NFL to Real Estate

Tackling the world of real estate is the perfect touchdown for some former NFL players. Real estate involves some of the same principles as being an NFL player: the ability to strategize, researching what works best, dedication and scoring. Some former players have shown success in the transition from the field to the office. Most claim competition helped them succeed on and off the field. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach hit the world of real estate in 1977. Staubach actually began the venture into real estate while he was still throwing touchdowns. He did it on the side as a way to earn additional income for his growing family. Staubach first began with the Henry S. Miller Co. Eventually he branched out to start his own commercial real estate company, The Staubach Co. which has now gone global. Bret Lockett graduated from a school outside Los Angeles then attended four years at UCLA before landing a spot on the New England Patriots. His NFL career was short-lived after a series of injuries. He last played for the New York Jets before starting at the bottom of the ladder, an unknown place for Lockett. Lockett joined Douglas Elliman, the nation’s fourth largest real estate company. He now sells high end real estate in the Los Angeles and New York area. Than Merrill quickly went from the NFL to real estate after a one year stint with the Chicago Bears. He hit it big with landing on the popular television show “Flip this House”. On it, Merrill and his team of real estate investors Chris Port stepped off the field...

Surfing to Sustainability

A lab in San Deigo California is coming up with a way to keep our blue planet a little bluer by creating surfboards out of algae. Surfing is an activity that millions of people partake in every year without thinking that it might have a negative impact on the environment. One scientist, Steve Mayfield, is taking just that environmental impact into consideration. Steve Mayfield is part of an agency called Sustainable Surf, whose intends to use recycled polystyrene in a campaign called Waste to Waves. By taking recycled polystyrene foam and re-purposing it, cores for surfboards can be produced. These recycled polystyrene surfboards are making an impact on the environment in a more beneficial manner than the Hawaii foam ban that has been proposed. Each day, individuals throw away multiple sources of polystyrene without thinking about it: a plastic fork, a coffee cup from your favorite coffee chain, the packing materials used in shipping. Polystyrene is a material that we are used to in our every days lives, but we never think of how it might be re-purposed. More than that, however, is the fact that we don’t think about the impact that it might make to the environment by using the product in a recycled manner to keep landfills clear and the ocean clean from waste that is thrown into the blue waters. Steve Mayfield and Sustainable Surf have thought about this. With these recycled foam boards in tandem with the Algae boards that are being created by Sustainable Surf, there is an impact in the ocean and in the world. Hawaii foam boards and algae boards alike will...
Skiing in the Beartooth Mountains

Skiing in the Beartooth Mountains

Montana is located in the Western United States and is popularly known as the “Land of the Shining Mountains.” The economy in Montana is primarily based off ranching and agriculture, which is definitely different then the sources of revenue in cities such as Miami or New York. Montana is one of the fourth largest states in the United States with more than 100 mountains making up the states landscape. The unique topography of Montana makes it a ski and ranch lover’s dream come true. If you are a huge skier then the mountains of Montana are for you. The Red Lodge International Summer Racing Camp, which is located near Red Lodge, Montana, offers race instructions/ opportunities in the summertime to high school, college and national team skiers. The camp takes place 23 miles Southwest of Red Lodge, Montana right near the Beartooth pass. The Beartooth Peak got its name from the jagged peak, which is found at the top of the mountain range and has been known to look like a bear’s tooth. Whether you are already a pro skier or are still getting used to the sport, the Red Lodge International Summer Racing Camp has the right fit for you. The camp was originally started in mid-1960 by Austrians and has expanded today to become one of the oldest training camps in the United States. Today the camp is owned by Kurt Hallok and Austin Hart and is co-owned by David Leuschen. May 23rd, 2015 is going to be the opening day this year for the Red Lodge International Summer Racing Camp! This summer’s calendar is booked through...
Winter Equestrian Festival

Winter Equestrian Festival

There were multiple winners at the Winter Equestrian Festival this year. Ben Maher the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and his mar won the CSI 5 World Cup qualifier. Forty-one riders entered the challenge opening but only three made it through the course to advance to the jump-off. Ben Maher’s win was his seventh major victory, and he also won the fastest jump-off of 46.03. Maher commented on Diva’s short amount of time to recover before the jump, and he claims though he won “it was probably not his best-ever round.” German rider Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum managed to finish in second place even with Fibonacci having a slight stumble in the beginning. Coming in third was Cedric the seventeen year old gelding who was unable to clear the vertical. On Sunday Kent Farrington and Willow had two clear rounds and the fastest jump-off time of 34.87, which earned them the $85,000 Suncast 1.50 Championship Jumper Classic. Following in a close second was Lauren Hough and Adare with a jump-off time of 35.21. Another impressive winner was Andrew Ramsay who won the Spy Coast Farm 1.45-meter speed class. He beat out sixty-nine other riders in the competition within 62.71 seconds, and he also won the 1.45-meter jump-off class. Tori Colvin of Loxahatchee and Ovation won the EnTrust Capital Small Junior Hunter 16-17 class. Paris Sellon won the 1.45-meter speed class with Jessica Springsteen following in a close second. Their times were a mere forty-seven milliseconds apart, but in close competition it is trivial to be the fastest out there. The biggest cash prize went to Hardin Towell and Lucifer V. They won...