While preparing for an excursion to a well-known North American wilderness area, we researched anything and everything we could to make sure we were prepared. We reviewed gear lists, read articles, and browsed social media content of our favorite Creators. Without those positive influences, we may not have taken the trip, and certainly would have packed for the novice, not the experienced.
Our gear investment was significant but the satisfaction in knowing that we had the right gear was worth every penny. The money we spent never made its way back to the Creators that inspired and encouraged us to do something out of our ordinary, that guided us to the right tools.
With RockPorch, we set out to create a platform that inspires, gives back to Creators, and shares quality products. A platform that gives credit where credit is due and supports great content with positive influence. A platform that is more than a paid sponsorship, but rather a constant, trusted source for all the tools to explore the world.
Todd spent ten years as an investment banker where he specialized in M&A and capital markets advisory. His experience ranges from interim CFO and CEO to capital raises. His clients ranged from institutional investors and founder owned businesses to an Inuit land claim organization, based North of the Arctic Circle where he spent over two years in the Northwest Territories and Alberta.
His passion for the outdoors and pursuit of an active lifestyle are critical to RockPorch. He was fortunate to have a childhood entrenched in the outdoors - sitting idle was never an option. That passion continues today in his love for all things outside.
James has spent the last 20 years as a senior executive in the software development and technology space. He has built and led high-performing teams in a variety of industries where technology was a key differentiator. At RockPorch, he is responsible for guiding the team on all things technical.
In his spare time, James enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He can be found cheering on his daughter and other competitors at USA Climbing events or at the skate park with his son.
Peter spent 5 years of his career in Rwanda. First, with a group called Bridge2Rwanda, a non-profit organization that seeks to build high-capacity leaders in Africa by creating opportunities through a global education for Rwanda's most promising students. While in Africa, he started Rafiki Consulting which advised communities on how to boost tourism as well as co-founded the Red Rocks Pig Farm on the Rwanda-Uganda border. When he returned to the US, he opened the first franchise for The Gents Place.
Peter's adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit brought him to RockPorch. While in Africa, he took his motorcycle on a 3,000-mile adventure from Johannesburg, South Africa to Kigali, Rwanda crossing through the Kalahari Desert and Victoria Falls. Today, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and biking.
Samuel was born and raised in Nigeria for the first 16 years of his life. He then moved to the UK where he eventually attended Loughborough University. After graduating, he moved to Texas to be closer to his brother and began a career in software development. Prior to joining RockPorch, Samuel was working for Infosys and staffed on a number of Verizon projects.
Sam's bold spirit and drive to be part of something new drove him to RockPorch. At RockPorch, he is responsible for assisting James and team in all things technical.