Jon Walters, Founder of Nature of the North, will be speaking at 1 Million Cups Fargo on July 15. 1 Million Cups Fargo will take place at Island Park, near the tennis courts, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


About Jon

Jon Walters, Founder and Owner of Nature of the North, finds pride in his business because he gets to see people meeting one another at their events which accomplishes their ultimate goal of constantly building up their community. When asked what his job title was at Nature of the North, Jon replied, “Founder, Owner, CEO, Lead Maniac, All of the Above?” His response illustrates just how passionate and involved he is in Nature of the North!


About Nature of the North

Nature of the North, founded by Jon Walters in 2016, helps to build the local outdoor community and breakdown the community’s barriers in getting outdoors. Jon expands, “I started Nature of the North with the pure intention of building up our local outdoor community, and breaking down the barriers keeping from folks getting out into nature. Everything we do is built on the foundation of bring people together in nature, or building up our communities outdoor skill sets and knowledge. Through the outdoors we can calm our busy minds and truly engage with one another.” The idea of Nature of the North came about when a friend of Jon’s explained that he thought Jon could be the one to provide the Fargo-Moorhead community with an outfitter.


Jon shared, “Nature of the North was intentionally designed to help just about every demographic within our community. Whether it’s making it more accessible through gear rentals, free outdoor events, or trip planning; to finding folks to adventure with by hosting a large variety of events that appeal to many demographics. If one of our offerings doesn’t interest you, we can find you one that will. We are constantly listening to and watching our community to find out what offerings we need to provide.”


Event Details

Jon Walters will be speaking at 1 Million Cups on July 15 and it will be located at Island Park near the tennis courts! If you get lost or confused, feel free to reach out to Emerging Prairie for directions. The talk will take place from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Jon will be speaking about the importance of nature and slowing down during the entrepreneurial journey! Jon expands, “Only 30 minutes of nature a week can make huge improvements in your mental health.” Jon thinks it’s important to speak at events like 1 Million Cups because he thinks it’s important for people to hear more stories of chaos. Jon says, “The entrepreneurial life is emotionally taxing, and you often feel lonely in the journey, as there’s only a select few that truly understand.”

If you’d like to learn more about Nature of the North, you can visit their website. In addition, you can keep up with their work by following their Facebook and Instagram.

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