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We believe the world is a better place when people go outside.

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Our mission is to outfit stewards of the great outdoors with high quality, affordable gear so they can protect and promote the wild places we love.

How can we save the world together? We can start by helping people fall in love with our planet. Outdoor Professionals dedicate their careers to getting more people outside and helping them fall in love with the great outdoors. So if you ask us, our pros are basically superheroes. Do you agree?

Meet our Founder, Gareth.
Gareth is still getting after it.

We are all in this industry for a common reason. We dedicate our lives and careers to the pursuit of the great outdoors because we share a mutual love for nature, passion for adventure and need for connected experience.

Gareth Richards Outdoor Prolink CEO
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Our Story

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Outdoor Prolink was founded in 2004 in Gareth Richards' basement in Boulder, CO. At the time, Gareth had been working as the Director of Sales at various outdoor brands. With his background as a Mountain Guide, Kayak Guide and Outdoor Educator, he deeply understood the needs and challenges for both pros and brands. Outdoor professionals need the very best outdoor gear, and brands need to get their products in the hands of these influencers (though nobody called them that at the time). He saw the opportunity to be the "link" between these core groups, and thus, Outdoor Prolink was born.

Though we've grown a lot since then, the goal is still the same: to be the most authentic, responsible pro purchase program in the outdoor industry. A big part of that authenticity? We are all lovers of the outdoors ourselves! We all work hard so we can clock out and play even harder. Meet our team and all the ways we love to get after it. We hope to hit the trails/slopes/water/bar with you soon.

Our Team

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Gareth

President & CEO

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Joe Chief Technology Officer

Joe

Chief Technology Officer

Joe

Chief Technology Officer

"Most likely to call you out for office recycling violations"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Traveling and skiing every resort possible.

How do you get after it? Skiing and camping with the fam.

Kenzie Head of Marketing

Kenzie

Head of Marketing & Membership

Kenzie

Head of Marketing

"Most likely to crash, no matter the sport."

What's your Dirtbag Dream? I'm living it! My husband and I moved to Whitefish, Montana in 2018 so we could spend as much time as possible in the mountains.

How do you get after it? My passion is skiing, but I love to play outside year-round in as many ways as I can!

Phil Director of Operations

Phil

Director of Operations

Phil

Director of Operations

"Most likely to drop a dad joke in a meeting"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Heli-skiing in un-touched waist deep pow, while drinking a bomber.

How do you get after it? Skiing as much as possible in the winter, then SUPing in serenity during the summer.

Jay Data Manager

Jay

Data Manager

Jay

Data Manager

"Most likely dressed in head-to-toe lycra"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Riding my bike with no plan or place to be, and taking the fork in the trail I have yet to pedal.

How do you get after it? I'm always up for a challenge!

Jess Marketing Manager

Jess

Marketing Manager

Jess

Marketing Manager

"Most likely re-arranging someone elses furniture"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Mountain bike to a high alpine lake, SUP to the middle, catch a fatty brook on the fly rod, hit a sick downhill track, down a bunch of beers, sleep in my truck, repeat.

How do you get after it? Playing "Smelly Cat" on my guitar.

Grace Membership Outreach Coordinator

Grace

Membership Outreach Coordinator

Grace

Membership Outreach Coordinator

"Most likely wearing overalls right now"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Simultaneously living in Colorado, California, Vermont, and Utah so I can explore every possible bike trail with my pup, Luca.

How do you get after it? Jamming out playing bluegrass.

Emma Outreach Membership Coordinator

Emma

Membership Outreach Coordinator

Emma

Membership Outreach Coordinator

"Most likely drinking and doing yoga at the same time"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Ski every resort until I can't feel my legs then sleep for a week in a 5 star hotel while they serve me meals in bed.

How do you get after it? Skiing every possible second and following around my much dirt-baggier friends on new adventures.

Allison Customer Service

Allison

Customer Service & Operations

Allison

Customer Service & Operations

"Most likely hiked 20 miles today"

What's Your Dirtbag Dream? Riding my bike from trailhead to trailhead (for some sick hikes) all around Colorado.

How do you get after it? Hiking, biking, running and occassionally sleeping outside.

Kelly Customer Service

Kelly

Customer Service & Operations

Kelly

Customer Service & Operations

"Most likely to smoke you down the mountain on her snowboard"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Road trip across North and South America, camping and adventuring with my boyfriend and our pup.

How do you get after it? Snowboarding, hiking, camping, backpacking and breaking it down on the dance floor.

Sajani Project Manager

Sajani

Project Manager

Sajani

Project Manager

"Most likely to give you a personal tour of the wild places of India"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? To slurp on piping hot noodles atop the Kedarkantha range of the Himalayas.

How do you get after it? Biking, hiking, and ticking off more peaks from my endless list.

Praveen K Development

Praveen

Development

Praveen

Development

"Most likely playing cricket right now"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Who needs drugs? I get high from Trekking (esp. the night trek). I love to explore the outskirts of Bengaluru.

How do you get after it? Gather some friends around, pack our rucksacks, and hit the trail. When I'm not trekking we play cricket and badminton.

Karthick Development

Karthick

Development

Karthick

Development

"Most likely dreaming about the next meal"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? I like to travel all over the world, explore new places and eat different cuisines as much as possible.

How do you get after it? Biking, driving, exploring different restaurants with fam.

Chandana Development

Chandana

Development

Chandana

Development

"Most likely browsing for the best place in town selling brownies"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? To trek the snowy mountains. When I'm not hiking, I can almost feel the trails calling my name.

How do you get after it? Researching new mountains to climb, and adding them to my bucket list - PinParvati Trek, Hampta Pass, Hemkund Sahib, and Sar Pass Trek.

Chirag Data Team

Chirag

Data Team

Chirag

Data Team

"Most likely beating somebody in a race on the motorcycle"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Travel along the coastal roads on a motorcycle and go surfing.

How do you get after it? I love to ride my motorcycle, and I'd love to visit more beaches where I can surf.

Vasu Development Team

Vasu

Data Team

Vasu

Data Team

"Most likely playing ping pong right now"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? I am a traveller, I love to travel different parts of the country and world.

How do you get after it? I love to find new places to explore, and enjoy the special things about that place and live in the moment.

Venu Development Team

Venu

Data Team

Venu

Data Team

"Most likely planning his next adventure"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? I love to travel and see wildlife.

How do you get after it? I travel to new and challenging places and I love to take on big adventures.

Prashanth Development Team

Prashanth

Data Team

Prashanth

Data Team

"Most likely has a big smile on his face"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? I am a foodie and I love to travel and taste authentic dishes from different parts of the country.

How do you get after it? I travel to different places, explore, and try new and special dishes - and just live in the moment.

Jackson Office Dog

Jackson

Director of Retrieval

Jackson

Director of Retrieval

"Most likely wet, really stinky and demanding pets"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? To swim in every body of water possible, and never get a bath afterwards.

How do you get after it? Hiking with my parents, diving for rocks in the river, holding my frisbee, and bringing people shoes.

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Joey

Director of Stoke

Joey

Director of Stoke

"Most likely chasing those darn squirrels that ruin everything"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? Eating poops when my parents aren't looking.

How do you get after it? Chasing squirrels, hiking and eating every dog treat in sight.

Luca Office Dog

Luca

Chief Woo Officer

Luca

Chief Woo Officer

"Most likely to give you mouth kisses"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? For all of my leashes to mysteriously burn.

How do you get after it? Accompanying my mom on all her adventures and getting really really dirty.

Leelah Office Dog

Leelah

Director of Side-Eye

Leelah

Director of Side-Eye

"Most likely to to go through the office trash can for leftover snacks"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? For someone to leave butter on the table, and then just walk away.

How do you get after it? Hiking, observing deer, eating bugs out of the air, sucking on tiny rocks, and protecting my house from anyone that walks by.

Beabins Office Dog

Beabins

Director of Cuteness

Beabins

Director of Cuteness

"Most likely holding or chasing a tiny ball"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? To never get another haircut again.

How do you get after it? I love to swim and hike with my parents, and chase tiny balls. When I'm not getting after it, I love to lay in my bed with my favorite toys.

Louie Office Dog

Louie

Intern

Louie

Intern

"Most likely eating toilet paper"

What's your Dirtbag Dream? For my parents to spill a whole bag of dog food on the floor and let me eat the whole thing!

How do you get after it? I love eating, playing outside, and hanging out with my turtle and guinea pig friends.

How We Are Giving Back

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When each of us gives just a little bit to the causes we are passionate about, we can support organizations that preserve and protect the wild places we love and make our world a better place. Outdoor Prolink proudly partners with the following non-profits:

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Protect Our Winters is dedicated to mobilizing the outdoor sports community against climate change.

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The Conservation Alliance is committed to protecting wild places for their habit and recreational values.

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American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States.

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Pride Pads believes every girl deserves the opportunity to embrace being a woman and contribute to her community.

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