Brian Scudamore

Serial entrepreneur and author Brian Scudamore has always taken the road less travelled. At just 19 years old, he pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, turning a chore people avoid into an exceptional customer service experience. Then he scaled that success into three more home-service brands, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine under the O2E Brands banner. His first book, WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success is now available on Amazon. 

Brian learned the ins and outs of business by running his own, and believes that anyone with a fire in their gut and a vision for doing something incredible with their future can do the same. His philosophy, WTF (Willing To Fail), stems from his belief in the power of dreaming big, taking risks, and learning from mistakes. Through franchising, he’s giving thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to live their dreams of business ownership.

3 words to describe Nature?

Beautiful. Spiritual. Connected

3 things Nature taught you?

It’s the perfect place to help clear your mind. 

It’s the perfect place to be creative. 

It’s the perfect place to spend time with those you love.

3 most treasured Nature spots?


The Endowment Lands

Spanish Banks

I treasure them and visit them frequently

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Respect. Respect for the power of nature

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Like such a small part of this planet

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Think about how powerful nature can be

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Grateful to be alive

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Excited to witness the music of nature

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Like the earth is speaking

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Most definitely a mountain person! I’m happiest when I’m skiing :-)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

I remember doing a three night overnight camping trip near Mount Baker in Washington state with my mom and dad and feeling like at 11 years old it was really challenging to be away from all the comforts of home yet I felt very proud of myself for surviving the three nights - been very self-sufficient - and embracing some harsh weather atop Excelsior Pass.