Shane Temple was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1984 to Floyd Temple and Caroline Grimm, but they quickly relocated to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia as his father was in the US Navy at the time as an Electronics Technician and frequent moves came with the territory. When Shane was 2 years old, his mother gave birth to his little sister, Amber. With a new baby in the family, the Navy decided that was a good time to move the Temples again. This time, they were on the way to a suburb of Chicago where they would spend the next several years. At the age of 9, Shane’s little brother, Josh, was born. You know what that meant? Another move. Only this time, Shane’s dad decided to separate from the Navy and the family settled down in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Elizabethton is a small town in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee and this is where Shane would call home. His father started a computer repair business which is probably why Shane has such an affinity for technology today. He spent his formative years doing things most kids his age would do. He made new friends, experienced his first love, and enjoyed skateboarding and riding BMX. After Shane graduated high school in 2002, he worked at several restaurants as a waiter. He did this for about 4 years before he decided that he wanted more out of life.
His new career started a whirlwind that would rapidly lead him to where he is today. He immersed himself in the motorcycle community and after about 2 years he took his first long distance trip on his Softail Slim. Shane and 2 of his co-workers left work on a Sunday at 5p.m. and headed towards his hometown in Tennessee to ride around the mountains. Shane filmed the entire trip on a GoPro Session that was given to him by his mother-in-law. They returned to Jacksonville 3 days later after a 1300 mile round trip and Shane quickly started going through his video footage. His mind was racing with ideas for editing a video together of their trip. He had zero experience with video editing, but he had always picked up similar skills rather quickly. He had a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud for the sole purpose of using Photoshop and Lightroom, so he had access to Premiere Pro. He opened up the program and was immediately confused and had no clue how to use any of the features, so he started looking into other video editing programs. He finally decided to use Wondershare Filmora and he put together a phenomenal video for a first-time editor that he shared on a new social media page that he started called Band of Idiots. It was good enough that the dealership he worked for shared the video on their own social media pages. In fact, they started asking Shane to film and edit other videos for the dealership. He knew that Wondershare Filmora was not going to cut it forever, so he sat down and took the time to learn how to use Premiere Pro. He also knew that the rapid success of the Band of Idiots page meant that he needed to put some more focus on that and that he needed to develop a logo. So he also needed to start learning how to use Adobe Illustrator. Much like the other Adobe programs, he was a natural with learning this one as well. After he had a logo designed, he was going through the videos he had edited up to that point and realized he needed some kind of intro clip that featured the new logo. Back to the learning board as he now needed to familiarize himself with Adobe After Effects. It was around this time that Adam Sandoval of Scootin’ America came through the dealership. You can read all about Adam and the phenomenal things that he has done for veterans here. But in short, Adam had been traveling all over the US on his motorcycle with his chihuahua, Scooter. He had been putting out videos on social media the whole time and had built a huge following. He noticed the Band of Idiots stickers that we had on several of our bikes and he loved it. He wanted to go out riding with us the next day and he filmed the ride for his channel. Naturally this gained more of a following for the Band of Idiots, but this was only the beginning of Adam and Shane’s friendship. Shane started sending the videos he edited over to Adam before he made them public to get some feedback. After the first one he sent, Adam spent 45 minutes on the phone with Shane giving him pointers based on the things he noticed that kept people engaged when he put his own videos out. He took the advice that Adam had given him and the videos he produced immediately improved. It didn’t take long for one of Adam’s sponsors, Epoch Eyewear, to take notice. The owner, Rebecca, reached out to Shane and she wanted to have some Band of Idiots sunglasses made. Together, they designed a pair and a few months later they were available on the Epoch Eyewear website. This started another friendship that led Shane to offering his help to Epoch Eyewear wherever they needed it. In addition to actively referring everyone he knows to Epoch Eyewear, he flew out to help work their booth at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Las Vegas.
Shane had an idea in his head for an apparel company that would specialize in apparel designed for active lifestyles. The idea was for the clothing to be tough enough for motorcyclists and outdoorsmen(women), but comfortable and stylish enough to be worn for a night out with friends. He would call it Stubborn Apparel Company. Up to this point, it was simply an idea. While he was in Vegas, however, he came in contact with several fabric suppliers and this really kickstarted everything for him. He immediately started working on a business plan and ordering samples of different materials that would be needed. Shane quickly learned that he would not have the reach or the resources that he would need to properly get the company off of the ground. Rebecca told Adam about what Shane was trying to do and Adam was immediately interested. He called Shane and after some talk, they partnered up. Adam would take care of the areas where Shane was lacking.
Remember that Shane had still been working as a salesman for Adamec Harley-Davidson up to this point. In light of everything that had happened over the past few years, Shane finally knew for the first time in his life what he wanted to do for a living. So he activated his G.I. Bill and enrolled in school studying Media Communications. He parted ways with Adamec Harley-Davidson and he and his family made one final move so that Shane could focus on school and starting Temple Creative, a graphic design and marketing company. Shane, Khala, Luke, and Adrianna currently reside in Johnson City, TN with their two German Shepherds, Miller and Sierra.
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