Castaways is a new reality docu-series that follows 12 people who have volunteered to try to survive the wilderness and loneliness of living on a deserted island in Indonesia. There are only two exits on the show: survive until the secure team arrives — or quit. One of the rugged castaways is 32-year-old former motorsports athlete Matt Jaskol. When his father suffered a devastating heart attack in 2015, Matt took over the family woodworking business in Las Vegas, which was facing bankruptcy. Jaskol says when he first sat down at his father’s desk, he didn’t know how to turn the computer on. He obviously learned fast.
The Jaskol’s family business, Mountain West Floors, is known for their custom stair casing, treads, and tread ends and custom tables. In 2015, the company made custom redwood epoxy coated tables for the world’s largest Hooters Restaurant inside the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas (see below). Castaways airs Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC.