OUR TEAM

From a humble hometown kayak school to a trusted national retailer of top-quality adventure gear, one thing remains unchanged: we are passionate in our belief that life is better outdoors. Be it a weekend in the Oregon wilderness or an epic trip down the long, winding rapids of Rogue River, you can bet we're outside playing anytime we're not here serving you! Our team is driven by that passion for the outdoors to equip you with the best quality tools and advice to embrace adventure.

When we say “adventure begins here," we mean it! With over a century of collective experience between us, our team lives and breathes adventure, and we're available seven days per week to help you prepare for your next trip into the wild.

QUEENA

CEO

"The outdoors has always been my source of inspiration, grounding me in its beauty and reminding me of the fundamental connection we share with the environment. This passion drives my dedication to our company, where I'm privileged to merge my personal love for nature with my professional responsibilities. Through my role, I am dedicated to cultivating experiences that mirror the authenticity and awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world, ensuring that everyone feels empowered to explore, learn, and grow in the great outdoors."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Nature Walks / Hiking
  • Waterfront Relaxation
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

ANDREW

Head Of Customer Experience

"As a child in beautiful Washington state, I spent countless nights beneath the stars camping, hiking and fishing with my parents and siblings. To this day outside is where I love to be: hiking, fishing or enjoying the water in any way!"

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Backcountry Backpacking
  • Hunting
  • Spending time around the campfire with my wife and two children

STACEY

Customer Experience Manager

"I am passionate about the outdoors because being in nature allows me to unwind and center myself."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Kayaking (whitewater, recreational, and touring)
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Rafting
  • Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

KYLE

Customer Experience Team Leader

"My current passion is picking out rivers I have not yet visited and finding ways to get there."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Rafting (day trips & multi-day expeditions)
  • Skiing (downhill & backcountry)
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking

JASON

Operations/Sales Leader

"Being lucky enough to live in five national parks and three outdoor destination locations has made for a truly "wild" life. Adventure makes for a strong inner child well into adult life."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kite Boarding

SARISSA

Head of eCommerce

"There is nothing like being reminded of how small you are by looking up at the tall trees or out across endless water, and taking a big, deep breath. It is the best kind of relaxation."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Rockhounding

KALEB

ERP Administrator / Integration Specialist

"Getting outdoors can provide so many different things, from stillness to chaos, relaxation to humbling exertion, socializing to isolation, and I'm sure that there are a million more terms I could put next to each other in an attempt to exude more wisdom than I possess. For me though, the aspect I appreciate the most is how the outdoors can pull me out of my head and allow me to be present in a way which I fail to find in other parts of my life. For that I am grateful and hope for a future that provides an opportunity for all people to have a relationship with the outdoors."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Dirt Biking
  • Hiking
  • Hammock-laying and book-reading by an alpine lake!

BRIAN

Head of Catalog Management

"Being out on multi-day trips lets me focus on what matters most to me. Whatever happens, we get to experience everything with the tools we brought with us and adapt as the situation and conditions change."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Biking

ERIKA

Head of Marketing

"The outdoors allows me to disconnect from my daily life and reconnect with myself. I love being outdoors and appreciating the beauty of nature."

Outdoors Expertise:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Beach Days

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