On this episode of The George Jarkesy Show we welcomed Austin Troy the author of the new book A Very Hungry City and Rob Swartwood a former Army Captain who along with his company Ranger Coffee is our Entrepreneurial Warrior of the week.
Austin Troy, PhD is Associate Professor at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, with an additional appointment in computer science. He addresses issues around urban and regional planning using tools such as Geographic Information Systems and spatial modeling. He is principal and co-founder of Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, an environmental consulting firm in operation since 1998. Educated at Yale College (B.A.), Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (M.F.), and University of California Berkeley (Ph.D.), he also is Director of both UVM’s Transportation Research Center and its Spatial Analysis Lab, a fellow of the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, and co-principal investigator of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, one of the National Science Foundation’s two urban Long-Term Ecological Research projects. In addition, he served for four years as a planning commissioner for the city of Burlington VT. He has published dozens of articles and book chapters in the past and edited one book. This is his first book authored on his own. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently lives in Shelburne, VT with his wife and two sons.
Rob Swartwood and Ranger Coffee
Rob Swartwood is a West Point graduate and a former Captain in the US Army. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq and Afghanistan and he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for combat service twice. He is now an attorney, and as of January, 2011, President of Ranger Coffee.
From the Ranger Coffee Website: “Welcome to the HYPERCAFFEINATION NATION! As our tagline (“serving those who serve”) implies, we’re a small but growing company with big dreams to make a noticeable impact in the lives of military men and women, combat veterans, their families, and the patriots on the home front who love and support them all. ”