Mountaineer Outdoors - A Long Time Dream
I developed Mountaineer Outdoors as a reflection of my identity and to fill a niche and answer a calling to merge my business and personal life. Mountaineer comes from being a proud alumni of Appalachian State University (and the father of twin daughters who will graduate from my alma mater in May 2018) and being an avid outdoor enthusiast.
I established Mountaineer Outdoors to build a business around outdoor activities, sports, and recreation. With 25 years of sales, marketing, and management experience, my passion is helping businesses grow and giving back to WNC in honor of the many blessings I have been so lucky to receive. I am a native of Brevard and a promoter of Brevard and Transylvania County. I attended and worked at local camps where I backpacked, rock climbed, paddled, and mountain biked in the 70’s & 80’s before all those activities went mainstream.
I graduated from BHS, Brevard College, and ASU with a degree in Commercial Recreation Management. My father was head of the Art Department at Brevard College for 42 years and my mother owns Mountain Forest Pottery located on Highway 276. I have served the community on many local boards associated with the arts, recreation and sports. I coached at BHS and have mentored many students through their senior projects in coaching and endurance events as well as community projects.