Interview w/Outdoor Alliance

A conversation with OA about my advocacy and industry background, Access Fund and the struggle for America’s public lands. Tell us a little bit about what you like to do outside and some of your favorite places to go. Since I discovered the realm of wild outdoor places as a webelos scout in Culver City,…

Insty contest for Red Rock R’vous freeness…this truly ROCKS.

From my friends at Latino Outdoors… We’re stoked for this amazing opportunity! Check it out —> Be one of FIVE winners to get THREE full days of FREE rock climbing instruction during the country’s largest climbing festival, Red Rock Rendezvous, outside of Las Vegas on March 24-27, 2017. Red Rock Rendezvous sponsor (and outdoor retailer…

Surviving change, and Avalanche

  At an Inclusivity Lunch a few years ago, we featured as a keynote speaker David Labistour, CEO of MEC. MEC (known as the REI of Canada) was undergoing a seismic rebranding effort to change from a ‘core mountain shop’ style of retailer to a more inclusive, welcoming outdoor recreation community hub. This meant shedding…

The Doug Walker Diversity Retreat in North Cascades NP

  October has been a whirlwind month for Kenji Consults, starting with the Doug Walker Memorial Retreat in the North Cascades National Park. Assembled were a diverse group of leaders from around the country, representing the conservation, media, industry and land management communities. The North Cascades Institute Environmental Learning Center played host to the group, where…

Awards and Recognition- what is going on out there and why?

  Value of Awards and Recognition Several years ago I found myself hiking down a steep mountain trail trying to keep up with a well-known chief editor of a national magazine group. He was 6’6” and had a stride like a gazelle. My top speed was still hobbit-like by comparison. I was trying to hold…

ICAST 2016 Seminar Presentation

Presented to the ICAST audience (sportfishing industry) on trends in the greater outdoor recreation marketplace, including responsible recreation category growth, the Experience Economy, recognition of the Recreation Economy via REC ACT and RNR Bill in Congress currently. Panelists included Formula4Media Publisher Mark Sullivan and Utah’s Director of Outdoor Recreation Industry Tom Adams.

Traveler Guitar

working closely and creatively with Traveler Guitar, Kenji has helped shape the brand’s presence to the Outdoor Industry and creatively presents interactive opportunities both at shows and in the social/digital space. Kenji also represents from the stage… he plays his AG-105 EQ at acoustic and small stage venues around Southern California, often with singers and…