We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Gramm and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, how do you think about risk?
I’m not risk averse — and that’s probably equally a good thing and a bad thing. I’ve certainly paid the price with taking risks in my life and career, but I’ve also reaped the benefits. My ‘career’ isn’t so much an occupation as it is the winding path of my pursuits — and, behind every great success I’ve had on that path, real risks had to be taken to get there. Neither of my companies, Salt and Lime Agency or Red Volcanic Film Company, would be thriving today had I been risk averse. “No risk, no reward” is a true statement.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
These days I split my time between the 2 ventures that I own, Salt and Lime Agency and Red Volcanic Film Company. Salt and Lime Agency is a creative agency that specializes in award-winning TV commercials and video productions. Although we specialize in political productions, we also create content for traditional brands. Red Volcanic Film Company is a feature film and original content production company that I launched to fund and produce feature films. Our first feature-length film is currently in production and filming will wrap up later this year.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First thing I do when visitors come to town is take them 4-wheeling in our adventure rig — probably Butcher Jones OHV or some other fun trails within Tonto National Forest. After getting them scared to death and near cardiac arrest, we’ll head over to Juan Jaimes Tacos and Tequila in Chandler. There we’ll stuff our faces and enjoy their house margaritas which are heavenly.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely want to dedicate my shoutout to Becky Anderson. She’s played a crucial role in every endeavor I’ve dreamed up over the last 13 years.