CEO Week in Review 10/23 - 10/27

This weeks review was written by Jordan Klouw

On Monday Roger Good, a current school Board Member and CEO Board Member, came in to

talk to the class about a certain type of networking.  Roger focused on LinkedIn to

get the students connected in the community and to broaden the horizons of the students'


Tuesday Ryan Dyer, a freestyle mogul skier and 2018 Winter Olympic hopeful, presented to

the class on perseverance. Ryan discussed his challenges and how he dealt with them and he

also pointed out his successes. Ryan is currently training to compete for a spot in the Olympics.

Wednesday Barbra Ann Richman came in and talked to us about the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Barron

Prize is an award that goes to kids up to 18 all around the world that have done outstanding

things for the world. Ann talked about how young people around the world can make a difference just as much as an adult.

Thursday the class had an organizational day to discuss our most recent project goal. After

about half the class we had a photographer come in and take our pictures individually and one

as a group.

Friday we took a business visit to Moving Mountains here in Steamboat Springs. Moving

Mountains owned by Heather and Robin Craigen is a property management business that

manages over 80 homes in Steamboat. We went to their original first home and another home

right on the mountain that had a real wow factor!!

CEO Business Visits

CEO Guest Speakers


Ryan Dyer

Local Olympic hopeful Ryan Dyer talked to the students about perseverance. Ryan is one of the best mogul skiers in the world and has his eyes focused on the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Ryan has battled numerous injuries over many years but is currently poised to make a successful run at the Olympics. Ryan told his story and did a great job of relating his obstacles in the competitive world of mogul skiing to some of the challenges our kids will see in their business and personal journies. In particular Ryan's journey is marked by significant integrity: a devotion to following his gut and believing in his own unique path in the face of others questioning his decisions. The kids had many questions and very much enjoyed Ryan's passion for his sport and life in general.

Here are some of Ryan's accomplishments:

- 6 time US Ski Team member

- North American Grand Prix Champion

- Multiple FIS Wins

- Longtime SSWSC Athlete

- Lowell Whiteman School Graduate

- One of the top mogul skiers in the World

- 2018 Olympic hopeful!

Young Heroes

Barabara Richman

Barbara Richman, the Executive Director of The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes visited class on Wednesday.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders and has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, and National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.

Barbara shared some of the amazing stories of a few of the recent winners. She discussed the importance of social entrepreneurism and did a great job at connecting the similarties of social and business entrepreneurism.

Check out their website:

Moving Mountains

Heather and Robin Craigen

Robin and Heather Craigen, owners of Moving Mountains hosted the class on Friday. We received the royal treatment as we began the morning with freshly baked croissants, juice, tea and coffee! Robin explained their business journey and how the company has significantly grown over the years. Many challenges and obstacles but Robin and Heather have done an amazing job at developing a super successful business shere in the valley. They employ about 20 people year round and also add many seasonal job opportunities. After the business discussion, Robin and Heather took us in one of their vans and we went to tour two different properties: the first home they managed and one of their more spectacular homes just off the ski hill.

Thanks for a great visit and thanks again to Moving Mountains for helping the students with their Badge and Banner business!

Student Journal Highlights for this week

Today Ryan Dyer, a freestyle mogul skier who once skied for the US ski team, came in and talked to the class about how he was successful in his career. Perseverance was the main point of the presentation but his excitement and enthusiasm about what he does was really motivating to find something in my life that I love to do as much as Ryan loves his career. Ryan’s presentation was incredibly interesting and I look forward to hearing back from him in his future success. Ryan is competing for a spot in the Olympics this upcoming year. His story is inspiring and his challenges give an insight to how life works. You get thrown on the ground you just have to get back up and continue going through life.

Jordan Klouw

Jordan Klouw
Tuesday, October 24, 2017Learn More About Jordan

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