How Logan Stout Used His Baseball Experience To Launch Two Companies

Logan Stout is a Dallas-based entrepreneur who started out as a professional baseball player. He enjoyed both baseball and basketball while growing up and played for both teams during his high school years at Richardson, Texas’ J.J. Pearce High School.

When he attended the University of Dallas, graduating with a degree in psychology, he played baseball for their team. He went on to play professionally for the Fort Worth Cats for a period of time.

In 2000, Logan Stout took his experience in sports to launch a company called Dallas Patriots Inc. He is the chief executive officer of Dallas Patriots. His company teaches young players how to play baseball at a high level. They offer camps and clinics which take place at multiple locations around the state of Texas. They also offer private instruction. In order to help players they also offer free baseball instruction videos on their website such as how to conduct a proper throwing drill and how to pick off players trying to steal a base.

Eight years later, Logan Stout founded another sports-oriented company called Premier Baseball Academy for which he is also the CEO. This company offers indoor baseball facilities in two communities, Plano and Frisco. Each facility has 20,000 sq ft of space dedicated to playing baseball as well as a pro-shop where they can buy gear and uniforms.

Starting in 2005, Logan Stout became an author and public speaker. He has done speaking events for companies, teams, and churches around the United States. His focuses are on team building, personal development, motivation, and sales. His books are “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People. and Team” and “A Father’s Guide to How and Why To Rais Interesting Kids”. Both are available on Amazon in paperback.

Logan Stout’s latest company was introduced in September 2013. This is IDLife LLC. He partnered with nutrition scientists to create a company that offers individualized health supplements to consumers. Logan Stout sells his products through a network of independent contractors who make commissions off both the initial sale and any subsequent ones their customers make on the IDLife website.

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Ronald Fowlkes – Bigger Than Life

Ronald Fowlkes is a bigger-than-life personality who combines excellent leadership with old school work ethics. Being a veteran of the USMC as well as law enforcement has assisted him exponentially as Director of Business Development and Co-Owner at FirstSpear, providing tactical equipment for top military and law enforcement units.


In a recent interview with Inspirery, Ronald talks about his total belief in the products made by FirstSpear. He should know since he initially used their gear while serving his country and later while leading SWAT teams for the St Louis Police Department. He knows first hand what is needed by elite military and law enforcement professionals. When it comes to business development, he claims the products speak for themselves and word of mouth from current users is their best advertisement for new business.


Ronald Fowlkes fully relates the need for lightweight products to be essential of gear for this group of professionals. The lighter the better without compromising functionality. He brings his own past experience to the development of new products and improvement of existing products. He has over twenty years’ practice in the design, development, and delivery of mission necessary equipment for security personnel. He calls FirstSpear’s products the “Ferrari of the tactical world” and supports that claim through his own use. Now that he is a part owner, he feels his work now encompasses more responsibility for the company’s success. This is a new challenge that Ronald is happily embracing.


When not working, Ronald indulges his second passion by coaching his children’s hockey league, a win-win for both his children and himself. In his recent blog post, he reflects on the reason that fighting is not as large a part of hockey in recent years. His opinion is surprisingly simple and insightful, the players are better! With the improvement in skill level, teams are scoring more points. They cannot afford to lose their best players to penalties for fighting when they are needed on the ice to make more goals! Even with the reduction in fights, his personal opinion is still that hockey is “the most exciting professional sport in the world”.