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Interview with RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer April 28, 2015 06:00

RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer RESTOKE, a lifestyle apparel line created to inspire the pursuit of stoke and to fire you up to never stop doing what excites you, just sat down with Brand Ambassador Jodi Leafer to chat with her about her scuba diving adventures and to find out why she’s so passionate to help spread RESTOKE!

First, let me say welcome to the RESTOKE family Jodi! We’re excited to have you as an Ambassador! What were your initial thoughts about the RESTOKE brand?

I am both honored and thrilled to be part of the RESTOKE family as a Brand Ambassador because RESTOKE reminds us all to NEVER STOP the thing, whatever it is, that exhilarates you and makes you feel like there is no limit in what you can do. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer scuba diving in Sipadan

Tell us about your background, where are you from?

Massachusetts, North of Bean Town. GO Patriots!

When did you experience your first stoke?
I’d say my first stoke was in 1993, that was the first time I ever scuba dove in the cold North Atlantic Ocean, the water looked brown. I couldn’t catch my breath but the moment I descended further down into the ocean, I was blown away by the abundance of life I was seeing. 

What do you do now to RESTOKE?

When I need to RESTOKE I'll hop on the next plane to Cozumel, the Mexican Caribbean's largest island, aka The scuba divers playground.

RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer scuba diving  RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer on dock in Cozumel Mexico

What other people or organizations that inspire you or your work?

I’m a huge supporter of organizations like Shark Angels, White Shark Advocacy, Fin Free and Sea Shepard. Organizations like these are instrumental in bringing awareness to the main stream and teach us why we need to protect and live together with these beautiful creatures.

 
Whats your goal for your next big Restoke? Doing What?

I look forward to diving the Red Sea in Eilat Isrial one day soon.

Best stoke to date?

Diving “Manta Alley” in Komodo, Indonesia; there were so many beautiful elegant mantas (HUGE) and white tips sharks swimming all around us it was wonderous; so serene.

RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer scuba diving with Mantas

Also, Freediving with the Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  Whale sharks can range anywhere from10-15 ft long and some are even larger! Another amazing experience!

 RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer scuba diving with whale shark

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Interview with RESTOKE Ambassador Greg Waddell April 21, 2015 06:00

RESTOKE Ambassador Greg Waddell

RESTOKE, a lifestyle apparel line created to inspire the pursuit of stoke and to fire you up to never stop doing what excites you, has an amazing group of Brand Ambassadors that supports and represents the RESTOKE brand. These unique individuals are not only passionate about what it is that stokes them, each one sees no limit in what they can do; they pursue their passion and NEVER STOP.

We recently caught up with Greg Waddell, skiing, skate and sailing enthusiast, to check in and see what he has been up to and find out more of what ignites him and why he’s passionate to be a part of the RESTOKE family.

First, let me start by saying that we are so happy to have you as a RESTOKE Ambassador! What were your initial thoughts about the RESTOKE brand?

Thanks a lot! I am excited to be part of the RESTOKE family as a Brand Ambassador because RESTOKE is all about encouraging stoke, and to never stop doing what excites you. When you wear the RESTOKE logo, whether on a tee, hoodie, tank or hat, you’re reminded to do whatever it is that keeps you stoked.

RESTOKE Ambassador Greg Waddell skiing

Tell us about your background, where are you from?

I'm from Rockport, a small coastal town in Massachusetts. I still live in Rockport for half the year and the other half, during the winter months I live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

When did you experience your first stoke?

My Dad taught me how to ski on the east coast when I was four. It wasn't until my first ski trip to Utah that I realized how important this activity was in my life. My dad showed me a whole new aspect of skiing. Little did he know that trip would inspire me to move out west and become a ski bum. He started me out early in both skiing and sailing and I haven’t stopped.

 Backcountry with RESTOKE Ambassador Greg Waddell. Video by Martin Clay.

Steamboats First Storm of the Season from Martin Clay on Vimeo.


What do you do now to RESTOKE?

Skiing, sailing, surfing, hiking, and skateboarding all keep me feeling fueled.

RESTOKE Ambassador Greg Waddell sailing

Are there any other artists, individuals or organizations that inspire you or your work?

For sure. I remember watching "The Blizzard of Aahhs" and was blown away by Glen Plake and his sweet shades and mohwak. Some others that inspire me are skiers Seth Morrison, J.P. Auclair, Trevor & Kye Peterson. Surfers Craig Anderson and Dane Reynolds.

Best stoke to date?

That's a tough one. I'd have to say sailing to the Caribbean with my Dad and Cousin was pretty awesome. But, so wasn't skiing in New Zealand and Europe.

Whats your goal for your next big Restoke? Doing What?

I've always wanted to ski in Canada. I also hope to sail around the world one day.

 

 


RESTOKE Announces Brand Ambassadors April 14, 2015 06:00

RESTOKE is super excited to welcome brand ambassadors, Greg Waddell, Jodi Leafer and Jay Harris into the RESTOKE family.

Our ambassadors not only speak for the RESTOKE brand but they are the voice of the brand itself. Greg, a native of the coastal town of Rockport Massachusetts, RESTOKEs skiing in Colorado and sailing in New England. Jodi is energized when she scuba dives, making her first ascent into the Atlantic water in 1993. Jay’s positive vibes are undeniable, he RESTOKEs by playing roots reggae music in front of live crowds. Greg, Jodi and Jay embody the RESTOKE brand values: each are intensely excited about what stokes them and they see no limit in what they can do; they pursue their passion and NEVER STOP.

RESTOKE is a word that is meant to impact everyone in a positive way. Our focus is to provide RESTOKE through our lifestyle apparel and accessories, that inspire the passion in you to do and keep doing whatever it is that excites and thrills you and to Never Stop!

You’ll be able to find our Ambassadors posts on their social media channels featuring RESTOKE or you may even run into them milling around local events representing and talking about RESTOKE apparel. Though you can read about each of our Ambassadors on the Ambassador page of our website, on Tuesday of each week, for the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring each one so you can get to know them a little better and find out more of what ignites them and why they’re passionate to be a part of the RESTOKE brand.

Look out for our weekly blog post and if you’re interested in getting involved in representing the brand through our Ambassador program get in touch we’re always on the lookout for the passionate and inspired to help spread RESTOKE!


RESTOKE.com launches its newly created website April 5, 2015 18:54

 

We are excited to announce that RESTOKE has launched its newly created website: www.RESTOKE.com.

RESTOKE is a word that is meant to impact everyone in a positive way. RESTOKE means to relive that unique and hard to come by feeling you get when you are doing something that thrills and excites you, whatever it is, and to Never Stop! Our focus is to provide RESTOKE through our lifestyle apparel and accessories, that inspire the passion in you to do and keep doing whatever it is that excites and thrills you.

Our website will always be a work in progress. We will continue to update our website regularly with new RESTOKE product designs, offers and events.  We’ll keep looking for ways to enhance our communications so that you may always and better share what stokes you.

Please take a moment and navigate through our new website and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to tell a friend! If you have any questions or comments regarding the content contained in our website, please feel free to email us.

And if you’re interested in getting involved in representing the brand through our Amabassador program get in touch we’re always on the lookout for the passionate and inspired to help spread RESTOKE!