This week we are introducing to you Randy Bouldin, our ‘do-everything’ guy who is great at everything he does. Have a look.
My name is Randy Bouldin. I am 27 years old. I was born and raised here in Memphis, TN. I am the oldest child of Rand and Leslie Bouldin. I have a 24 year old sister, and a 22 year old brother. Ever since I can remember, I have been going hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking/canoeing, boating, skiing/snowboarding, and almost anything else in the outdoors with my family. I love the outdoors and it is usually the way I fill my free time.
I played many sports growing up as well. In high school I played on the football, baseball, golf, wrestling, and trap shooting teams. My Junior year of high school at the Trap Shooting State Championship, I tied for 2nd Place by shooting a 98/100.
I grew up doing Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. This gave me the opportunity to learn many skills to use in life and the outdoors. It definitely helped solidify my love of the outdoors. I started Cub Scouts in 1st Grade. I bridged over to Boy Scouts in the 6th Grade. In Boy Scouts I was able to go to summer camp at Kia Kima to learn skills and earn merit badges every summer. I also attended two of the three Boy Scout High Adventure Bases. I completed Sea Base and Philmont. I climbed through the Boy Scout ranks and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009.
I have studied Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. I have also studied Business at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and at the University of Memphis.
Along with my father and brother, I have climbed the two tallest mountains in Colorado. Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, which are both over 14,000ft in elevation. We climbed each one on two separate cross country fishing/camping/hiking trips. Every summer, we also go on a family fishing trip with all of the boys in the family. We have been doing it ever since I was a kid. We call it the Bouldin Bass Classic. We try to go somewhere new each year. However, this year we are returning to Dale Hollow Lake because the smallmouth bass fishing is amazing.
I have been kayaking/canoeing down the Wolf River here in Memphis ever since I was about 14 years old. I would take friends to float during the summer in high school. Then after high school, I started a kayaking/canoeing club that floats the Wolf River year around. We made a Facebook group for anyone who wants to know when we are floating and wants to join. It is called ‘Trust the River’. Since we created the group, it has grown to almost 300 people. The largest group that I have had floating down the river together was around 60 people. I invite anyone reading this who is interested, to join the group and come float!
My family used to own a farm in Mississippi when I was growing up. That is where I did a lot of hunting, fishing, shooting, and riding dirt bikes and four wheelers. We also trained hunting dogs there. Unfortunately, we sold that farm when I was about to graduate high school. Since then we got a farm in Tennessee where we do most of our hunting and fishing. For the last few years we have been growing corn.
I started working at the Memphis Boat Center in April of 2018. I love it. I get to do a lot of the delivery/pickup driving, and testing boats. Then I do anything they need me to do around the shop to help move things along.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I look forward to meeting you all in return.
As always, stay tuned for next week’s edition on Sean Sullivan, our reliable accountant.