Living Adaptive With Scott Davidson



Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson is a conversation based podcast hosted by Scott Davidson. Adapting is the theme of this podcast, just as the podcast name suggests. Adapting is changing in order to deal with new situations is something all of us have to do but some do it to a greater extents. Guests will be some of those individuals that have adapted to difficult situations, such as paralympians, authors, trauma survivors, disability advocates, recovering addicts, cancer survivors, amputees, adaptive athletes, folks with terminal illnesses, and various individuals from all walks of life that have adapted to various phenomenon in their lives.


  • Robbie Ripoll Reclaims His Life And Goes Back to Body Piercing Suspension - Inked Mag

    18/03/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    Robbie Ripoll (Inked Mag and Ink Master) is back and this is an amazing story of reclaiming your life after a traumatic accident! Robbie recently did something amazingly brave by going back to body piercing suspension. The same body piercing suspension activity that led to a very traumatic accident where Robbie loses his leg. Robbie is one of the most dynamic personalities in the world. This is a journey into the mind and life of a bold and caring human. Get in here and listen.   Don’t forget, if you find any value in this show then please use this link below to Buy Me A Coffee   Robbie Ripoll is a Florida-based tattoo artist with well over twenty years of experience in the industry. Ripoll is best known for competing in season 5 of Ink Master. Robbie Ripoll founded the I’m RAD Movement, he’s a motivational speaker, life coach, and continues to tattoo and attend tattoo conventions across the country.  He’s been rich and poor, severely depressed and super happy, strug

  • Talented Comedian Joe Underwood has Gone Viral

    08/01/2021 Duração: 47min

    Comedian Joe Underwood has gone viral! You're about to hear how, why, and more. Joe Underwood is no doubt a rising star. He's got big plans to create more content and continue making us laugh. Joe Underwood is the next generation of rising stars.   More about Joe Underwood. He is a comedian, decorated athlete as a paralympian and collegiate basketball player, and he's well know for crushing TikTok and the stage.   Find Joe Underwood here,   If you enjoy the content, brighten my day and Buy Me a Coffee!   Scott Davidson is here Go to for more information. Instagram: Facebook:

  • Succeeding In Tough Times

    24/12/2020 Duração: 26min

    What works for those that find huge success during significantly difficult times? We discuss this and more as we close out 2020 with the last episode of the year. We realize success is relative and the idea of what is successful is very different for each individual.   Cohost for this episode is Jacob Pacheco. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and he successfully thrives despite any challenges. Jacob brings his platform "ProneToRide" through social media and YouTube to your doorstep and inspires YOU to keep charging for your dreams and goals!   Find Jacob Pacheco at these links     Scott Davidson is here Buy Me a Coffee Go to for more information. Instagram: Facebook:

  • Comedian and Writer "Mack" Steve Mackelprang

    05/12/2020 Duração: 57min

    You're about to be entertained by comedian, writer, and adventurer Steve Mackelprang aka Mack. Mack is really funny, smart, and creative. This is an episode is for everyone except younger ears. It's especially for those struggling and need a lift up and want to hear a really good story.   More about Mack Stephen Mackelprang is a man that has experienced the dark side of life and favours to see the light. He’s a renaissance man, skilled at much, yet master of nothing, except making the best out of what’s at hand – literally, being a dual amputee (AKA left, metatarsal right). After seeking a profession as an MD, specifically pain management, he found that the best medicine one can deliver is laughter with an extra dose of inspiration.   Find Mack here, Use this link to purchase Mack's book   Me, I am here: Buy Me a Coffee if you enjoy the show! Instagram:

  • Inclusion in the Outdoors - Kami York-Feirn of Osprey Packs

    16/11/2020 Duração: 35min

    Don't miss this episode! We talk inclusion in the outdoors, a healthier approach towards growing your own social media platforms, Osprey Packs work towards supporting the disability community, and more with Kami York-Feirn.   Kami York-Feirn is a Social Media Manager in the outdoors industry at Osprey Packs. She's viewed as an expert in social media.  She's also an athlete, writer, and inclusion rights advocate. She's worked hard to support the disability community by leveraging her skills and connections to bring opportunities to the disability community.   Find Kami York-Feirn and Osprey using the links below, Osprey Blog   In Her Shoes   Me, I am here: Instagram: Facebook:

  • Life as Caregiver - The Foutz Family

    29/10/2020 Duração: 35min

    On August 5, 2012, Robin and Nate learned that their son Elisha was hit by a car riding his bike. Their lives would forever be changed. Today, hear the perspectives of these caregivers and learn about how they’re changing the world, for the better, with the use of social media. Many people have watched the journey of the Foutz family. Robin and Nate provide an insider look into life as parent and caregiver. Robin and Nate make impacts in the disability community and also on big stages. Robin is a speaker and content creator and Nate has performed for years as a drummer with bands such as Vroom and Good Charlotte. You can find the Foutz family using these links, Interesting piece on Nate’s Music Experience

  • 20 minutes with a Lifestyle Vlogger and Disability Advocate - Cristie Grey

    16/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    Hear from an individual that is finding rapid success vlogging/creating content based on disability awareness and lifestyle. Cristie Grey is an amputee, wife, mother, and disability advocate.    In Cristie Grey’s words, I am a hand amputeeOG who is a survivor of a traumatic boating incident in 2001 with many setbacks, but I have moved forward and  I am able to live my best life.   Find Cristie Grey using these links below. Youtube Social Media   Me, I am here: Instagram: Facebook: Website

  • Almost Impossible - Climber Kimber Cross

    02/10/2020 Duração: 37min

    Kimber Cross is an elite climber born with a missing hand. For every climb, Kimber Cross is conquering what is deemed ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.    Kimber Cross will take you on a journey to the Northwest mountains and provides you with glimpses into how she adapts and makes the almost impossible…very much possible.  The terrain Kimber climbs is dangerous, cold, icy, and unforgiving and paradoxically there’s peace and beauty in her treacherous adventures. Kimber thrives in these challenges. She shares what life was like as an athlete with a disability, accepting limb difference, dealing with the stares, and most importantly bringing the mountains and respect for nature to her students.   Kimber Cross is an example for the adaptive world that traditional athletics isn’t the only possibility. Kimber kicks open the gym door, waves bye to the safety of the indoors, and marches to the most unforgiving terrain.  She’s got the heart of an adventurer.   Find Kimber Cross here: https://k

  • 30 Minutes with Zappos

    17/09/2020 Duração: 31min

    I got 30 minutes with the Zappos Adaptive A Team! We heard your questions and Zappos answers them NOW. Hit the link below, subscribe and share. So you want to be a Zappos model? Why did Zappos invest into the adaptive community? Do you have any idea the work involved for Zappos to start this adaptive division? How does a small team from Zappos work with major shoe brands to sell a single shoe instead of a pair? Dana Zumbo from Zappos jumps on to share how Zappos Adaptive promotes inclusion by providing functional and fashionable clothing and shoes to make life easier and answers the questions you sent us.   Dana Zumbo has an amazing heart.  For much of her life, Zumbo worked and volunteered within the disability community.  She’s also a Pittsburgh native and lives in Las Vegas so thus that makes her better than you (kidding, sort of)! Reach out to Dana Zumbo and Zappos Adaptive and please let them know we appreciate the tremendous work they’ve invested into the adaptive world.

  • Taking the Fight to Capitol Hill - Nicole Ver Kuilen

    19/08/2020 Duração: 34min

    Will YOU change the world even when the odds are against you? Will you lead the fight against big insurance companies and a powerful lobby on Capitol Hill? Welcome to the next generation of those fighting for the underserved. Nicole Ver Kuilen, the founder of Forrest Stump​, is doing exactly that, she's changing the world. She's fighting for the rights of individuals with disabilities to exercise and she’s taking this fight to Capitol Hill and Nicole want’s YOU to join the team. Nicole's position regarding the right to mobility is enlightening, definitely the best I've encountered. I left this interview with a renewed drive to further push for prosthetic and orthotic care for all.   Nicole Ver Kuilen is also an athlete, specifically endurance sports like triathlons and adventure sports.  At age 10, Nicole made the difficult decision to amputate her left leg to save her life from cancer. She would then spend the next 16 years fighting an outdated healthcare system to gain access to the prosthetic technology sh

  • We Still Climb (Range of Motion Project)

    21/07/2020 Duração: 35min

    This Range of Motion Project (ROMP) team is changing the world.  They’re scrappy and they’re bringing health care equality, specifically mobility to patients in the Americas (based in Ecuador and Colorado).  At the same time, this team summits extreme altitudes with adaptive athletes. This is an example of how to better the world. We’re joined by ROMP founder, adventure athlete, amputee, and CPO David Krupa and also adventure athlete and the ROMP Director of Development Lauren Panasewicz (LP).    Furthermore, we talk about how you climb with us on July 26, 2020 and continue to be part of the community.   More about ROMP ROMP is a non-profit, for-impact healthcare organization dedicated to providing prosthetic care to those without access to these services. On July 26th, 2020 be a part of a GLOBAL MOVEMENT. Join in this worldwide event & WALK, BIKE, HIKE, CLIMB, or MOVE to raise awareness for disability rights and fair access to care and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA.   Facebo

  • Comedian Ryan Niemiller of America's Got Talent

    09/07/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    Comedian Ryan Niemiller jumps on and brings his energy and comedy to show #clubnubb.  Ryan Niemiller is a comic, he's the best in the game, The Cripple Threat of Comedy, constantly booked, and he’s really well know for crushing it on America's Got Talent (3rd place of Season 14).    More about Ryan Niemiller Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed "Cripple Threat of Comedy" shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped. Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn't looked back since, performing in clubs and colleges across the country. Covering topics such as dating, trying to find employment, and attempting to find acceptance in a world not designed for him, Ryan tackles the issues in a way that makes you think while laughing the entire time. With his quick wit, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous. https://www.crippl

  • Amputee Athlete and Survivor TV Contestant Dr. Kelly Bruno

    30/06/2020 Duração: 36min

    Amputee on reality TV (survivor)? How does one handle this spotlight? What does it take to succeed in the spotlight, set records running extreme races on a prosthetic leg, and at the same time become a medical doctor? Find out now as Kelly Bruno checks in.   Kelly Bruno is the peak of the adaptive world. She doesn’t need attention, she shares because she wants to help others.   More about Kelly Bruno Kelly Bruno is a world-record holding amputee runner and athlete. She was a contestant on the 21st season of the wildly popular television show Survivor. Kelly Bruno was six months old when she had her leg amputated below the knee due to a congenital deformity.  In August 2010, it was announced that Kelly would be one of the contestants on Survivor: Nicaragua the 21st season.   Find Kelly Bruno at   This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson Go to for more information. Instagram:

  • Unity in the Disability Community

    18/06/2020 Duração: 34min   Today’s show is adaptive athlete Steven Walker’s story and the topic for this week is inclusivity and unity within the disability community.    Steven and I are friends and I messaged Steven after he made a profound post about unity and asked if he wanted to come on and talk about it...   Steven Walker is an athlete with Erbs Palsy.  He was born with Erb’s Palsy “Brachial Plexus Injury, C5-C8 nerve damage” I had to adapt my entire life. Walker has taken podium in various crossfit events and he competes in multitude of sports including OCRs, Crossfit, and has a lengthy history of basketball making it semi-pro.   Find Steven Walker here   This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson Go to for more information. Instagram:  Facebook:

  • Katherine Beattie is a TV Writer (NCIS: NOLA) with a Disability

    09/06/2020 Duração: 53min   Katherine Beattie is a TV Writer (NCIS: NOLA) with a Disability Today’s show is about a person with a disability that made a place for herself in Entertainment despite road blocks. Yes, Katherine Beattie has a disability, Cerebral Palsy, and she explains that if she can make it in Hollywood/entertainment then so can you.  Heads up, this isn’t a PG rated interview.  Explicit language and topics with lots of empowerment and for sure laughter.    Katherine Beattie is a TV writer for NCIS: NOLA, works on other projects in entertainment and is also an adaptive athlete, most notably WCMX (yes, Beattie is the first female to do a backflip in a wheelchair).   There, I spared you long show notes. But yeah, Katherine Beattie went after a difficult career where very few with disabilities work and she made it. Some dreams do work out, right? Right.   Find Katherine Beattie here,   This podcast is brought to you by L

  • Leverage Your Disability

    22/05/2020 Duração: 22min

    Watch this and learn how we leverage our disabilities to work for us.  We hit three specific areas: (1) Reframe, (2) Leverage, and (3) Rewards of Leveraging.  Don’t miss this especially if you view your disability as a negative phenomenon that sometimes holds you back.     Cohost for this episode is Jacob Pacheco Jacob Pacheco was born with Cerebral Palsy and he successfully thrives despite any challenges. Jacob brings his platform "ProneToRide" through social media and YouTube to your doorstep and inspires YOU to keep charging for your dreams and goals! Find Jacob Pacheco at these links   This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson Go to for more information. Instagram:  Facebook:

  • Opportunity in Any Obstacle We Face - Joe Delagrave

    15/05/2020 Duração: 36min

    How do we unite the adaptive community? Are you breaking down due to obstacles or finding opportunities in these obstacles? Do you let circumstances such as injuries, Covid forced isolation, etc. define who we are?  When things go bad, how do we pick ourselves up and leverage the bad to build good?  Joe Delagrave talks about this and more.   About Joe Delagrave Joe Delagrave incurred a spinal cord injury during college and he switched from collegiate football player to wheelchair rugby athlete representing the United States.  Joe Delagrave is father, husband, 2012 Paralympic Bronze, 2016 Alternate, and Motivational Speaker. “We all have a choice to not let our circumstances define who we are. It is a powerful thing when we realize we have an opportunity in any obstacle we face” Joe Delagrave.     Find Joe Delagrave using these links below,   This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Dav

  • Build a Business People Care About

    08/05/2020 Duração: 24min

    For-profit business on Living Adaptive? Yep! This is a rare episode for the Living Adaptive because we bring on a for-profit business owner focused on creating products for the adaptive world. Living Adaptive doesn’t receive any financial gain from Access Trax. We picked Kelly Twichel an Occupational Therapist and cofounder and CEO of Access Trax because of a lot positive feedback regarding her ability to create/sell products to the adaptive world at a reasonable price while maintaining healthy relationships. She’s a good example for anyone wanting to create a for-profit and even non-profit within the adaptive world, so listen up people! More about Kelly Twichel Kelly Twichel is co-founder and CEO of access trax. Kelly was led to the OT field for various reasons including after her experience as caregiver for her mother (stroke). Kelly and fiancé hang with the adaptive community on the trax and in the water. More about Access Trax We envision bringing communities together to help all gain access to any outdoo

  • Kind of a Quadriplegic - Karah Behrend

    01/05/2020 Duração: 26min

    Karah Behrend is a professional Rally Driver, content creator, inventor of adaptive equipment, keynote speaker, WC Rugby and Warrior Games athlete, and retired USAF Senior Airman.  As a professional Rally Driver Karah Behrend recently placed 2nd in the Rebellerally which is the first women's off-road auto navigation rally raid in the United States.   After our recording, Karah Behrend announced that she reinvented the Portable/Removable Hand Control Driving Device for use by Adaptive Drivers.   Find Karah Behrend using these links below Hand Controls Kickstarter     This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson Go to for more information. Instagram:  Facebook:

  • "Not all Blind People are Prophets” - Blind Comedian and Pro Athlete Joshua Loya

    23/04/2020 Duração: 43min

    Hanging with blind comic, surfing champion, professional adventurer, and martial artist Joshua Loya. Hear what it’s like to be a blind champion surfer, comedian, bjj practitioner, and adventurer. Joshua Loya brings interesting perspectives regarding ways to enjoy and hit them goals. He’s a super funny person and but he definitely gets real in this interview regarding the hard shit he’s encountered. Joshua Loya also talks about the worse questions and comments he receives. More about Joshua Loya Besides athletics and stand-up comedy, Joshua Loya is in other realms of the entertainment industry and he’s also a keynote speaker, specifically in the realms of motivational speaking and human optimization. Find Joshua Loya using these links below! This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson. Go to for more information. Instagram:

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