Ty began working for Kettlebottom at its inception as an outdoor television production company. With a strong recreational background in fishing, hiking, diving, and lifelong interest in nature he was given the opportunity to become the first full-time employee in order to capture and ultimately edit hunting and fishing excursions both locally and around the world. Expansion into extreme sports increased the difficulty due to the speeds involved, the technical aspects of such sports as rock climbing or alpine skiing, and the extreme weather necessary for sports such as kiteboarding or ice climbing. The steep learning curve presented by long hours in the field, unpredictable weather conditions, and increasingly remote destinations led to a necessity for self-sufficiency, mobile gear, and the flexibility to adapt to virtually any challenge on the fly. Addition of George to the team in 2011, as well as increasing demand for client video work, allowed Kettlebottom to grow organically, increase our technical expertise and diversify our offerings.