This episode of Borne the Battle features Air Force Veteran Charlynda Scales. She is a TEDx Speaker, Seasoned Brand Ambassador, and Girl Scout Gold Award Winner, and an entrepreneur. She is a Veteran who started a business with a piece of paper willed to her from her grandfather and a $25,000 initial investment.
Her grandfather, Charlie Ferrell Jr., was also an Air Force Veteran. Ferrell used to make a special sauce for friends and family. Grandpa Charlie, as he was known, was also Scales’ “silver dollar salute” shortly before he passed away.
Eight years later, Scales discovered that her grandfather willed her the recipe by way of a handwritten napkin. Starting out with no business experience, she turned grandpa’s sauce into a sustained legacy for her family. It’s called MuttSauce because her grandfather’s callsign in the Korean War was “Mutt.” Mutt Sauce has received many entrepreneurial awards and recently launched on Amazon.
This episode covers:
- The relationship between Scales and her grandfather
- A discussion of life, family, and legacy
- Enterprising in today’s manufacturing world
- The future of MuttSauce
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Hayoung Oh is a podcast intern with VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team. He is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Public Health.