Thrive Adventures

Macdonald got his exposure to international opportunities while a college  junior working with an adventure travel company.  The real decision evolved while he and his wife, Jen, were deployed with the Army National Guard in Iraq.   He used the money saved while on active duty to launch his business.

Macdonald organizes and leads custom adventure travel trips to New Zealand and elsewhere.  A big part of his work involves offering -- and encouraging travelers to try new experiences, from sea kayaking, luge rides and swimming with wild dolphins to bungee jumping and sky diving.

Owner/Founder
Alan Macdonald
My Location
10276 Hanson Street
Coon Rapids MN 55433
United States
Revenue
$45,000 but 2012 estimate is $150-250,000
Employees
2
Year Company Formed
2011
My Successes

The first year he and his co-founder, Sam Kurachek, have successfully conducted tours in 2011.   They look to expand their business to Autralia, Peru and elsewhere.

What's Great About My Mentor?

Macdonald meet with four different teams of two mentors from his first intro to SCORE to the present.   He liked the fact that different sets of skills could be assembled, whatever his problem.

How SCORE Helped

Launching a business was uncharted territory for the me.  He connected with a group of SCORE mentors who had experience working internationally.   They helped with unstanding work visa, opening a branch in a foreign country and hiring foreigners to provide his services.

His mentors are focusing on controlling costs to improve profits.  The challenge is to establish his business abroad instead of operating from here and traveling back and forth.

My Mentors