Scanner Danner: The Next Chapter [RR 892]

A Journey of Collaboration, Family, and Philanthropy

Recorded Live at ASTE 2023, Kristin and Paul Danner discuss the next chapter of Scanner Danner: the birth of their nonprofit organization. Their mission? To help fulfill the needs of others by supporting the automotive community and beyond.  As they embark on this new chapter as soon to be empty nesters, they’re choosing a path of service and giving back. They also discuss the challenges within their marriage during the rise of ‘Scanner Danner’ and Paul’s perspective on elevating shop owners as an industry movement.

Paul Danner, ScannerDanner. Listen to Paul’s previous episodes HERE.

Show Notes

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  • A trip to the machine shop (00:00:28) Discussion about driving to Colorado to drop off the power wagon engine for an overhaul and filming the process.
  • Starting a nonprofit organization (00:04:49) Paul and Kristin discussing their plans to start a nonprofit organization focused on giving and accepting donations.
  • The path of worldly success and business (00:08:29) Discussion about the two paths Paul sees in front of him: one focused on worldly success and business, and the other focused on doing good with their nonprofit alongside his wife.
  • Changing roles and bringing in other creators (00:09:23) Conversation about the changing roles within their marriage and the opportunity to bring in other creators and elevate their content through their nonprofit.
  • Supporting the automotive community and beyond (00:11:44) Discussion about their nonprofit’s mission to support the automotive community and beyond, and their belief that they’ve been given resources to be given away to those in need.
  • Investing in the Future (00:18:13) Exploration of the idea of offering scholarships to technicians based on their commitment and dedication to their craft.
  • The evolution of Scanner Danner’s YouTube channel (00:27:10) The story of how Paul’s YouTube channel started as a way to improve Paul’s teaching and grew into something bigger, with people from all over the world accessing their content.
  • The socks story (00:30:14) Want to know more about Paul’s socks? Don’t miss this segment!

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Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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