As you can see, Brian loves to spend his time fly fishing, as well as mountain biking and skiing. He’s originally from Hanover, NH and graduated with a BA in math. One fun fact about Brian is that he’s color blind – so don’t ask him for help picking out clothes. His favorite snack is fruity candy, especially Mike N Ikes (hint hint). His favorite places to travel are Utah for mountain biking and Wyoming’s Green River for fishing.
Ski Tune Shop Master
Originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, Jackson is all about fishing and skiing! In the summer you can find him flytying, fly fishing, and working in his garden. In the winter he loves to go backcountry ski touring and cross-country skiing. Jackson runs our tune shop in the winter, and is the best in the county! When asked for a fun fact about himself he said, “I hate the Chicago bears. Go Packers!!!!” If you’re a Bears fan, don’t hold it against him. He’s still the best guy to tune your skis!
Jackson’s favorite place to travel is Delaney Lakes – if you get the chance, come in and chat with him about great places to ski and fish!
Group Ride Fearless Leader and Demo Fleet Guru
Meet Sam and Kira! Sam hails from Boston via Burlington, VT where she went to school. She loves riding bikes, backcountry skiing, and hiking with Kira the husky/shepherd. Sam coaches ski racing for Team Summit in the winter and mountain biking for The Cycle Effect in the summer. When not riding bikes, catch us enjoying coffee and donuts around town or ID-ing local bugs and birds! Come by the shop to talk to Sam & Kira about dog friendly trails and adventure gear for your 4-legged friends!
Owner and Creative Jedi
Born and raised in Georgia, Lucy made a break for Colorado shortly after marrying her college boo, JT. She grew up camping and hiking with her family and now loves riding bikes as much as possible. Her favorite place to travel is Bentonville, Arkansas – trails, good food, art, Bentonville has it all! When she’s not spending time outside camping, riding bikes, or paddling, you can probably find her with her creative wheels spinning. She is the force behind the marketing, events and creative projects at Wilderness. As a novice mountain biker, she’d love to talk to you if you’re a beginner or thinking about trying it out!
Owner and Certified Gear Addict
Hailing from the Southeast, and the oldest of six, JT grew up racing dirt bikes with his siblings. After a few years of managing a rafting outfitter in North Carolina, he and his wife Lucy traded the heat and humidity for Colorado snow, and dirt bikes for mountain bikes. He likes to spend his summer days rafting, biking, and grilling out with his pups Sadie and Luna. JT wears many hats at Wilderness, and above all he’s the driving force behind the shop. He is always down to chat – gear, travel recommendations, you name it!
Bike Fitter Extraordinaire
It was the summer of 1988. Small-town Kentucky-bred Dan “Danger Biscuit” Bogardus made the decision to trade the life he’d known for the wild adventures of Colorado. His summer activites of choice are biking and climbing, for which he has plenty of suggestions for cool spots. In the winter, he shreds the uphill and backcountry gnar. But remember: no friends on a powder day! Dan enjoys paddleboarding with his wife on his days off. He is Summit County’s best kept secret- when it comes to setting you up for success on your bike, Dan is quite the resource. He’ll get you out riding and enjoying your time outdoors without pain. Come by and schedule your Bike Fit today!
Another East Coaster, Jane is originally from Baltimore, MD. Her love of everything outdoors was fueled by her family’s passion for Scouting. She spent 6 seasons as a backpacking guide in New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch and fell in love with the Rockies. After earning a degree in Resource Conservation from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), she moved to Winter Park, CO where she was most recently on Ski Patrol and Bike Patrol. She lived in New Zealand this past winter and has some great tips for international travel and adventures. She prefers going fast downhill and can offer good pointers to the more petite riders out there. You can find her skiing, biking, rafting, and practicing yoga in her free time.
(To the tune of Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
On the east side of Cleveland born and raised
In the terrain park was where I spent most of my days
Spinnin’ out grabbin’ flippin’ all cool
And jibbin’ every rail outside of the school
When a couple of guys who lived in Colorado for good
Starting taking me into their backcountry hood
I went on one little tour and my mom got scared
She said “your taking AVY-1 and staying there!”
When Alex isn’t splitboarding, you can catch him ”spacin’ at the basin” or cooking up a storm. He also enjoys all forms of biking and playing with other peoples doggo’s.
Hello there, my name is Robby/Bobby/White Wata Wobby/Bob/Fat Rob. I am originally from the Boston area. For the past six winters I have been working for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and raft guiding in the summer down in Buena VIsta. My sports are skiing/biking/fishing/running/rafting/climbing and I am always looking for a new sport to scare myself with. My favorite food is literally any food (I will eat your food). I don’t have a favorite place to travel but my favorite way to travel is by water.
Hannah grew up on a ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado and is a proud University of Vermont grad. She has spent five years working as a wildland firefighter for the Forest Service in Montana, Idaho and Colorado and spends as many nights as she can sleeping in her truck. She’s got 3 Aeropress coffee makers (but secretly prefers instant). If you have 5 minutes she can tell you about mountain biking in Todos Santos or set you up on the right nordic equipment. She’ll also get you daydreaming about bikepacking remote highways of Chile and will happily explain the fire suppression capabilities of the Bell 205 Helicopter. We’re sad to say that Hannah will be leaving us this summer to work for the San Juan Hotshots, but we hope to see her back in Summit next winter!!!