Our Most Unique CoolBot Build Yet: Matt Aderhold’s Silo

Matt Aderhold transitioned from his career in residential homebuilding construction to inside sales of construction equipment about six years ago. Now he manages a large rental fleet of heavy machinery and sells supplies, which grants him more benefits than his previous work. Growing up in South Dakota, Matt has been an avid hunter his entire life, since about the age …

For the Love of Seeds – ECHO Teaches Sustainable Farming + Provides Crops to Global Network

Holly Sobetski started working with ECHO as an intern in 2005, enrolled in their fourteen month agricultural internship program for recent college graduates. The program is specifically geared towards grads who are interested in becoming development workers overseas, helping small scale farmers in second and third world countries. Holly spent five years working in Cambodia, where she mainly worked with …

Holy Cow! Prairie Pure Cheese Uses CoolBot To Store Tasty Products

Brian Gerloff, along with his wife Carole, is one of the managing partners of a little company called Prairie Pure Cheese, based about fifty miles outside Chicago in Belvidere, Illinois. Brian is a dairy cattle veterinarian with a PhD in Dairy Nutrition. He plays a role in advising what to feed cattle to keep them healthy, provide great tasting and large …

Booch Life – Amanda Matson + Chris Bourgeois of TapShack Stoked On CoolBot PRO

Amanda Matson and Chris Bourgeois quit their tech jobs a couple years ago and opened TapShack in Ocean Beach in San Diego. And they did it all “debt, loan, and investment free.” In this article by the SD Voyager, Amanda explains how their “drive to share a healthy product paired with the passion for their community led to the creation …

Fermentation + CoolBot – Salt And Savour Owner David Edmonson Uses DIY Refrigeration to Perfect Sauerkraut Flavor & Freshness

David Edmondson arrived at a point in his life where it was time to make some personal dietary changes. In doing so, he taught himself a lot about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. “Turns out we all need that stuff,” he laughed. David loves to experiment in the kitchen, so he got himself some books on fermentation and got …

Tiny Farm Duluth: Eddy Gilmore’s Midlife Crisis Success Story

Eddy Gilmore has led a fairly interesting life. In fact, you can read about it in his book The Emancipation of a Buried Man, in which he vividly describes growing up as a child of an extreme hoarder. In a nutshell, Eddy can be described as a part-time writer, a part-time farmer and a full-time father of twins living in …

Alyssa Sager Transitions From Tech to Flowers With CoolBot

Alyssa Sager is pretty much brand new to the floral industry. Nothing about her professional background might have alluded to her current line of work. She’s bounced around a lot — geographically speaking — from Washington DC to Hawaii, where she learned the art of lei making and flower crowns, which she found to be “fun and joyous and awesome.” …

Lost & Found: CoolBot Helps Lost Bear Brews Owner Nick Hegge Transform Garage Into Microbrewery

Nick Hegge has been homebrewing his own beer for about a decade. At first, he would work out of his kitchen with a bucket, but his hobby quickly expanded to take over his whole garage. Now brewing encompasses a “good portion of his life,” according to Nick, who’s a video producer by day and homebrewer/super dad by night. (His two …

Swedish Rancher/Physics Professor Now Most Popular Guy In Town, Thanks to His CoolBot WIC

Peter Nordlander relocated from Sweden to the United States in 1986, first working for IBM in New York before ultimately ending up in South Texas, where he works as a physics professor at Rice University. Here, Peter purchased a ranch about 200 miles south of Houston and embraced his own version of the American Dream: becoming a rancher. Peter and …

Hogtied With Michael Crain

Michael Crain was inspired during his time spent working in the meat department of his local grocery store in Doniphan, Missouri. He loved his work and dreamed of having his own personal meat shop where he would raise the animals himself, controlling precisely what they ate and ensuring no antibiotics contaminated his product, generating healthier food for himself and his …