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BCB Celebrates Dad: Robert Schumaker

By lindsay

NAME: Robert Schumaker

COMPANY & WEBSITE: www.jpoutdoorco.com or on Instagram @jpoutdoorco use the code FATHERSDAY2020 for 15% off  this week!

KIDS (names/ages): 2 boys, Pierce (7yo) and Jace (4yo)


How did you start your business? 

JP Outdoor Co. started as a side business.  My buddy from college and I had just both had our first kids, and were constantly complaining about baby equipment our wives armed us with.  After dozens of prototypes and regulatory safety tests, we knew we had created something that would resonate with like minded parents.

What advice would you give to other parents looking to start a business? 

Be patient!  Starting a business is both exciting and frustrating, but persistence and patience are vital.

How has the pandemic changed how you parent? 

The pandemic made us more creative parents.  Once the everyday social activities were stopped, we were forced to come up with new ways to keep our kids happy, engaged and entertained.  Everything from family sports leagues, game nights and even zoom playdates to keep them in touch with their friends.

Favorite quote/Motto to live by? 

Even the greatest, was once a beginner.  Don’t be afraid to take the first step. –  Muhammad Ali

What is your theme song or karaoke song? 

Can’t always get what you want – Rolling Stones

How are you hoping to celebrate Father’s Day this year ? 

Home made mini golf of course!  Last year they set up a 9 hole mini golf course in the driveway, so I am praying they do it again.  Impossibly difficult, but super fun.

What are five things you cannot live without?

Family, friends, access to the outdoors, all 4 seasons, and family (mentioned twice because they make every day the best day ever).

What is the best part about being a dad? 

That’s a tough one because there are two….(1) the hugs (2) that fact that you have live-in best friends

Funniest thing your kid has ever said or done? 

Probably when my wife and I walked in on our 4 year old trying to change his brother’s diaper because he “heard him poop”

Is there anything else that you want the BCB Community to know about you?  

I think we hit all the key facts…..

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