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Mentoring: Ripping the Band-Aid off

Mark Twain once wisely advised: “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” It was in the summer of 2013 and I had been asked by Amy Luther, Director of Member Strategy and Engagement […]

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The REI Outessa Summit

Remember that blog post that we did earlier this year highlighting women’s only events around the country? Well add another amazing event to the list – Outessa! The first ever REI Outessa Summit is right around the corner. The first two events of the summit will take place at the  Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, […]

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Gear for your little buckaroo!

If I were to send a survey out to my  outdoor industry colleagues and ask why did you join? I’d probably hear many “ Wonder Years” stories of sleeping in a tent with all your siblings, fishing with grandpa in the river, roasting marshmallows, and hiking in the forests. The stories that defined our childhood […]

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Three Thoughts Thursday

Howdy Folks, For this installment of #ThreeThoughtsThursday, the following is what has been on my mind and wanting to share for the past few weeks! The MUSE – The MUSE,   an online career resource that offers insights into job opportunities and in depth articles on tips on how to improve your career.  I love this […]

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What’s the best resources for industry insights?

This week, the OIWC is hosting a webinar to discuss cultivating your “it” factor. I am excited to hear insights from leaders in the outdoor and bike industry discuss “speaking the language”. Earlier this year I was asked by the OIWC to be on a panel to discuss, why trends and insights matter and how to […]

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Truckin’

I have never been a huge Grateful Dead fan – If any, only from a distance. But one of my favorite places to eat and listen to music is the Terrapin Crossroads. The Terrapin is nestled in the heart of Marin county, owned by Phil Lesh, one of the founding members and guitarist for the Grateful […]

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