About

Welcome to the Outdoor & Sports Industry Club

Our mission is to prepare Foster MBA students for careers in the outdoor and sports industries by:

  1. Providing opportunities to engage and interact with industry professionals

  2. Establishing the value of an MBA to stakeholders in the industry.

Over this past year, we held events across the Outdoor Industry — including Outdoor Research, Cascade Designs, and Outdoor Retailer — and the Sports Industry, including Brooks, Nike, and the UW Athletic Department.

We also serve as a social outlet for outdoorists and sports fans, holding happy hours, hiking/skiing in the Cascades, and attending various sporting events.

 

Leadership
MIKE LAHODA  PRESIDENT    Mike is originally from New Jersey and moved to Seattle in 2011. He is an active cyclist, backpacker, and snowboarder hoping to utilize the MBA experience to launch a career in marketing in the outdoor industry. As OSIC Co-President, Mike is passionate about getting the Foster community engaged in the endless outdoor opportunities in the Pacific Northwest as well as helping fellow MBA students explore career opportunities in the outdoor and sports industries. Prior to Foster, Mike served two terms as an AmeriCorps Member with an education-based nonprofit and then worked at a housing organization in Seattle focused on providing safe and healthy housing and preventing homelessness.

MIKE LAHODA
PRESIDENT

Mike is originally from New Jersey and moved to Seattle in 2011. He is an active cyclist, backpacker, and snowboarder hoping to utilize the MBA experience to launch a career in marketing in the outdoor industry. As OSIC Co-President, Mike is passionate about getting the Foster community engaged in the endless outdoor opportunities in the Pacific Northwest as well as helping fellow MBA students explore career opportunities in the outdoor and sports industries. Prior to Foster, Mike served two terms as an AmeriCorps Member with an education-based nonprofit and then worked at a housing organization in Seattle focused on providing safe and healthy housing and preventing homelessness.

CHELSEA BAUM  VICE PRESIDENT    Before coming to Foster, Chelsea worked as an Inside Sales Director for an education start-up company, where she first developed a passion for growing and developing businesses. After completing her MBA she intends to blend her interests in management and operations with her drive to help businesses grow in a more impactful and sustainable ways. She is looking forward to a career engaging with businesses in the PNW.

CHELSEA BAUM
VICE PRESIDENT

Before coming to Foster, Chelsea worked as an Inside Sales Director for an education start-up company, where she first developed a passion for growing and developing businesses. After completing her MBA she intends to blend her interests in management and operations with her drive to help businesses grow in a more impactful and sustainable ways. She is looking forward to a career engaging with businesses in the PNW.

RANDALL STACY  VICE PRESIDENT    Prior to Foster, Randall spent 2 years as a professional mountain guide for Sawtooth Mountain Guides in Stanley, Idaho. Before that he helped to build the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State. Randall’s pursuits in the outdoors have helped him grow as an individual and he is passionate about sharing those same experiences and opportunities with other Foster students through OSIC. Randall is originally from Massachusetts and can be found Climbing, Split-boarding, or enjoying the PNW with his friends.

RANDALL STACY
VICE PRESIDENT

Prior to Foster, Randall spent 2 years as a professional mountain guide for Sawtooth Mountain Guides in Stanley, Idaho. Before that he helped to build the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State. Randall’s pursuits in the outdoors have helped him grow as an individual and he is passionate about sharing those same experiences and opportunities with other Foster students through OSIC. Randall is originally from Massachusetts and can be found Climbing, Split-boarding, or enjoying the PNW with his friends.

 
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