David Vanderveen: A multi faceted personality that you can't miss to know!
Okay, so there are people who are focused on achieving one goal since childhood for all their lifetime & then there are people who are so multi-talented that spread across their wings in every arena possible.
Okay, so there are people who are focused on achieving one goal since childhood for all their lifetime & then there are people who are so multi-talented that spread across their wings in every arena possible. And, generally, there are very few people who are in the latter category who not only make a name for themselves in one but many things.
We are talking about one such multi-talented individual named David Vanderveen.
The grown-up in West Michigan, David along with his older brother learnt to surf in the ferocious storms of Lake Michigan. David is a graduate in philosophy & political science from Calvin College, Wheaton's sister school. He always had a keen interest in skateboarding & poetry while in school.
After completing his education David ventured into doing many things like he became a daily news editor & hand model in Japan, a director of public affairs in Michigan, co-founder of a jewelry company in the Midwest, marketing director in the Napa Valley, co-founder of a biotech & pharma company, political organizer, exporter of artificial heart valves to Pakistan, technology sales & marketing executive & chief technology officer at small & large tech companies.
Phew !! All the above by one man & still he never stops. David also became a part of Dot-Com revolution & owned a small distributorship of Red Bull as part of the revolution. He is also the co-owner of a global energy drink brand called XS that earned more than $2 billion in revenue by selling over 1 billion cans & shared profits worth $500 with independent business owners around the world.
David is involved in a lot of work to offer us like he makes podcasts of different personalities sharing their experiences & success stories & named it as Kickasspirational, he is also an executive producer of a film named 'Lost Prophets', he is the founding publisher & contributing writer for the magazine 'Krakoosh'.
David is also the executive producer of a documentary film named 'Unsalted'. It is a movie about surfers & a road trip around 5 great lakes. He also became an executive producer for the film 'Same God'.
To top all of the above, David has also been a successful contributing writer for a number of publications like the Huffington Post, Sojourners & Laguna Beach Independent.
David has also been the editor for Rob Bell's bestseller 'The Love Wins Companion'. He even was a contributing author to the book 'Disquiet Time'.
Looking at the roller coaster of works done by David, he has been interviewed & been a part of various entertainment platforms as well like - Unmistakable creative, You made it weird podcast with Pete Holmes, Daily show with John Stewart.
Holy Christ! What is this man-made of? Is he even for real? Like how many other arenas or talents are really left for him to explore? This goes to show that very few people are as talented as David because from what we can see he has almost explored every field, is a creative at heart & is still looking forward to getting his hands into everything possible so that he keeps adding more to his already adventurous life & career.