“When we visited the (Standard Process) farm and manufacturing plant in Palmyra, WI, an area that is known for its nature, hiking, camping, and biking, I thought to myself that these are people who get it, that understand the importance of nutrition. The plant is so close to the farm, they are taking the right steps. I don’t know of another company doing nutrition this way,” says Seth Orme, Founder of Packing it Out.
Here’s a picture of Seth from 2014. Learn more about Seth and his mission here.
“The conversation started as Jeff West (our Standard Process Rep) sat down with David A. Orme, my late Father, an amazing doctor who practiced in Moline, IL, but tragically died from a snowmobile accident in Northern Wisconsin in December of 2016,” shares Seth. Seth’s mission is to inspire others by attempting audacious cleanup efforts. “My dad, who recommended Standard Process (SP) to patients for over 30 years, told Jeff about our plan to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Jeff offered to sponsor the trip with SP products along the way. He also graciously offered to do the same for our 4,700-mile bike trip across the country.”
Abby who biked alongside Seth during the Leave It Better Tour reveals that on the outside Seth seems put together and it looks like he’s this happy-go-lucky guy. The stress of his father passing amidst planning the trip this past year was a tough mental challenge for Seth. Remembering the big picture vision kept Seth going; When asked why he was cleaning up incredibly long treks Seth said, “I hope to inspire people to help keep our wild areas beautiful. When you are walking, hiking, or riding around, I hope people simply pick up a piece of trash. I hope to lead by example, inspiring enough people that we [Packing It Out] don’t need to exist anymore. We all just do it ’cause we care.”