Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson
Kathy and Vince have been collaborators for longer than either of them care to remember.
They met at the cross-country ski area in Craftsbury Common, Vermont where they cooked healthy meals from Moosewood Cookbook for guests, knit woollen sweaters, listened to NPR (or 33 LPs) and skied.
A couple of years later in Western Massachusetts Vince made a pair if cycling shorts by hand (yes, that means using a needle and thread) because cycling shorts in a store cost too much. The next thing you knew, Vince and Kathy were managing dozens of amazing employees and shipping out thousands of custom cycling shorts and jerseys to clubs and teams around the world. At the same time they were racing at a national level in cross-country skiing, mountain biking, triathlons and inline skating. Now, their film making career is following a very similar trajectory.
Intuitively, they’ve applied the same rules…
Do things right the first time
Do what you say you are going to do
Be someone on whom people can depend
and work as much as you have to.