Connect with us

Blue Print

Starting From Zero Has Taught Him The “Do It Yourself” Mindset

mm

Published

on

Ryan Clark
Co-Founder, Direct Edge

Ryan Clark founded Direct Edge with his business partner, Ryan Brueckner, just over 20 years ago. “This was right out of college and has since been the only life I’ve known,” he says. Starting from zero has taught him the “Do it Yourself” mindset, which keeps him attached to his inbox most of the time. But it hasn’t stopped his love of exploration, be it camping in an abandoned gold mine or finding the best burrito in Los Angeles. “It’s amazing what you can find in your own backyard, especially in Southern California. Within two hours, you can be in the forest, the desert, or swimming at the beach,” he says. “Two weeks in Europe is great, but it’s also fun to see what you can pack into a weekend and get to know your local food, culture, and history.” At home, tending to the garden is a nice stress relief for Clark, until his competitive side takes over. “I love the contradiction of taking something relaxing, like gardening, and then making it a competition.” He has won ribbons at the County Fair for five years running, including Best in Show for the whole fair last year with a 15-pound beet.

Big Picture magazine has been serving wide-format printing professionals for more than 25 years, providing business-specific content to help boost bottom lines through its industry-leading magazine, website, email bulletins, Brain Squad and social media channels.

Advertisement
Advertisement

SUBSCRIBE

Advertisement

INSTAGRAM

Most Popular