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Born: Germany (Army Brat) Hometown: Forged in the rolling hills of Texas
Outdoor enthusiast; loves the taste of warm Texas rain storms in the middle of a run. Colorado trails are his current home. He has snuck in a marathon or two. When he’s not out beating the street and trails with some sneaks, he is lost in his personal CAD sandbox developing the next biggest thing. Although he has never been in a rodeo he has been known to be chased by a couple of bulls.
Born: to run Hometown: Parker, CO
Michal was raised by outdoor-loving parents, therefore she was genetically destined to live an active lifestyle. Michal tried her hand at HS wrestling - sent a few boys packing. Michal is now mother to 5 busy children which gives her no choice but to possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60mph in three seconds flat. These capabilities have benefited her in her love for racing 5k‘s to marathons, Ragnars, triathlons and obstacle races. Michal is often seen training with a few tag-a-longs (or push-a-longs). Michal has also found the Kodiak’s paracord handy for child restraint. Sleep just seems to get in the way.
Born: San Antonio, TX Hometown: in the sky
Altitude love started early for Rani by climbing trees and falling on her Dad. This progressed into full blown altitude addiction, by the age of 16 she was flying planes before she could drive a car. You can find her anywhere there is an adventure to be had. Usually spotted in the air, on the side of a cliff, or hiking the classics always with the kodiak.
National Park and gellato connoisseur she enjoys adventures with her adventure partner/husband Shane and wonder dog Matty
Born: On top of the food chain Hometown: 39°35‘50.92"N - 108°48’11.41"W
Doug believes that survival depends on how well you can kill, clean, and cook your own food. Raised in the mountains of Colorado he feels at home when he hears the elk bugle and in most cases, he is not far behind them; in pursuit and ready to take aim. His best workouts are done with a good pair boots, a trusty gun, and a meat filled backpack. Doug even killed a black bear and an alligator within a week of each other without losing an arm, thankfully because he is always sporting the Kodiak Survival Braid. As a mountain nomad, he trusts his gear because his solitude takes him to places most people will never venture.
Hometown: Reno, NV (a.k.a. playing at Lake Tahoe)
There is little that motivates Carianne like being outside, being active, and exploring. She’s more the jack-of-all-trades type than a master of one. Raised in Colorado running, rappelling, caving, and hiking 14ers. Has spent time working and canyoneering in Zion National Park, guiding at-risk youth through the Utah wilderness, and several years as an outdoor gear saleswoman and loves OE product. Now living in the Tahoe playground she enjoys backpacking, trail running, rock climbing, cycling, skiing, triathlons, and adventure of all kinds. Work hard, play hard is her motto. Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach, She is always encouraging her clients to get into the great outdoors - for their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. She has been known to stop along her adventures in the wilderness and watercolor paint in order to slow down and take it all in.
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