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The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles

Sep 30, 2020

Val Schrock talks about growing up Mennonite in Kalamazoo Michigan, wanting to be a professional athlete, navigating gender fluidity, seeking adrenaline and competition, and eventually meeting Matt in a Master’s Degree program for International Peace and Conflict Resolution.  Val and Matt share stories from their...


Sep 22, 2020

Travis King talks about background growing up in the Wisconsin suburbs and shares how he developed his social and political consciousness, his desire to travel, and then, after getting his Master’s degree, why he embarked on a 4-year solo-travel adventure that would change his entire life.  He takes us around...


Sep 15, 2020

Gen Z travel and lifestyle entrepreneur Gabby Beckford shares how a solo-trip to Iceland at 17-years old inspired her ongoing travel adventures ever since.  She takes us through her study abroad experience in Dubai, her trips to Sri Lanka, Turkey, Kenya and how it all led to her to leaving her 9-5 job and...


Sep 9, 2020

Claire Soares shares her journey growing up in Virginia, working at a Fortune 500 Company, learning about food and wine on her business trips, and then identifying the underserved market for Black luxury travel. She shares her process of founding her company as a side hustle and then leaving her corporate job to build...


Sep 1, 2020

Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington shares the story of attending a Halloween party on Richard Branson’s private island and winding up in a wrestling tournament on the beach at 1am. He then talks about how traveling the world helped him grow one of his businesses from $50 Million to $500 Million, and he shares some of his...