places i've thrived…

peak62 inc November 2004 – Present    I founded peak62 inc in 2004, it has two divisions… peak62 creative offerings Product & Brand Development > Marketing Social Media & Content Management, SEO & eCommerce  Blog Marketing, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter & YouTube Photography, Creative Writing, New Business Development & Strategic Planning peak62.com- ecommerce The latest Outdoor techGear™ online since 2004… we use the stuff we sell! The unique peak62 product mix, a quality selection of backpacking & camping gear

peak62 inc

November 2004 – Present 

 

I founded peak62 inc in 2004, it has two divisions…

peak62 creative offerings

Product & Brand Development > Marketing

Social Media & Content Management, SEO & eCommerce 

Blog Marketing, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter & YouTube

Photography, Creative Writing, New Business Development & Strategic Planning

peak62.com- ecommerce
The latest Outdoor techGear™ online since 2004… we use the stuff we sell!
The unique peak62 product mix, a quality selection of backpacking & camping gear

GSI Outdoors 1996 – 2004 Since 1985, GSI Outdoors has become known as the leader in Outdoor Cookware innovation. In house design & exclusive manufacturing have lead to an ever growing line of outdoor cookware, tableware and accessories. GSI Outdoors products are distributed worldwide, known for superior quality, technical performance and most of all, their fun-loving attitude towards the outdoor experience.  

GSI Outdoors

1996 – 2004

Since 1985, GSI Outdoors has become known as the leader in Outdoor Cookware innovation. In house design & exclusive manufacturing have lead to an ever growing line of outdoor cookware, tableware and accessories.

GSI Outdoors products are distributed worldwide, known for superior quality, technical performance and most of all, their fun-loving attitude towards the outdoor experience.

 

designWorks! of Tahoe 1990 – 1996 My Tahoe based think tank offered Marketing, Product Development, and graphic art design services to numerous Outdoor Industry companies including… CMI, GSI Outdoors, Johnson Camping, Katadyn of Switzerland,  Kenyon, Suunto U.S.A., Timberline, Timex & Vasque. I installed and supervised a leading edge computer pre-press network of hardware & software. I produced and photographed numerous seasonal brochures & catalogs on location in the Tahoe region. As a consultant to numerous companies I had the opportunity to experience to thrive in a range of manufacturers & management styles. Products and packaging of my design are featured in major retail locations throughout the world.  

designWorks! of Tahoe

1990 – 1996

My Tahoe based think tank offered Marketing, Product Development, and graphic art design services to numerous Outdoor Industry companies including…

CMI, GSI Outdoors, Johnson Camping, Katadyn of Switzerland, 

Kenyon, Suunto U.S.A., Timberline, Timex & Vasque.

I installed and supervised a leading edge computer pre-press network of hardware & software.

I produced and photographed numerous seasonal brochures & catalogs on location in the Tahoe region.

As a consultant to numerous companies I had the opportunity to experience to thrive in a range of manufacturers & management styles.

Products and packaging of my design are featured in major retail locations throughout the world.

 

Adventure 16 1983 – 1990 Under my direction, Adventure 16’s Wholesale division expanded to servicing over 2,700 dealers nationally. With the support of my team, we conceived numerous trendsetting service and sales programs including “same day shipping” with an efficient warehousing system that targeted six time turn with excellent in-stock availability. I produced and photographed our annual catalog, monthly newsletters and numerous other graphic arts projects. Supervised the installation of a main frame computer that handled financial and dealer service functions for the entire corporation.

Adventure 16

1983 – 1990

Under my direction, Adventure 16’s Wholesale division expanded to servicing over 2,700 dealers nationally. With the support of my team, we conceived numerous trendsetting service and sales programs including “same day shipping” with an efficient warehousing system that targeted six time turn with excellent in-stock availability.

I produced and photographed our annual catalog, monthly newsletters and numerous other graphic arts projects.
Supervised the installation of a main frame computer that handled financial and dealer service functions for the entire corporation.

Black Ice Inc 1978 – 1983  Duties included those of Operations & National Sales Manager, Advertising Director,  VP of Retail Operations and Member of the Board of Directors. I was directly responsible for sales, direction of independent representatives as well as marketing and advertising for four divisions. Financial responsibilities included pro-formas, budgets, banking relations, line of credit, accounting supervision and the bottom line. Product design and development, trade show management and production of wholesale and retail mail order catalogs.

Black Ice Inc

1978 – 1983 

Duties included those of Operations & National Sales Manager, Advertising Director, 

VP of Retail Operations and Member of the Board of Directors.

I was directly responsible for sales, direction of independent representatives as well as marketing and advertising for four divisions.

Financial responsibilities included pro-formas, budgets, banking relations, line of credit, accounting supervision and the bottom line.

Product design and development, trade show management and production of wholesale and retail mail order catalogs.

Granite Stairway Mountaineering 1973 – 1978  Retail Sales- Backpacking, climbing, mountaineering & cross-country/alpine ski equipment. My basic duties included… sales and rental program management, display & fixture design, inventory control, daily cash counts, restocking and sales analysis. Retail Store Manager- I was responsible for sales analysis and trend studies, advertising, displays, cash counts, deposits, rentals and the complete redesigning of the stores interior and exterior. In addition I shared the buying duties for our four retail store chain.  General Manager- Performed the duties of Buyer, Advertising Director, Wholesale Sales Manager and sat on the Board of Directors. In Buying, I was responsible for purchases in both Hardgoods and Softgoods, I developed a retail mail order catalog with a creative writing, photography and design style. I developed an efficient inventory-backorder and restocking program to improve our turn. In early 1978, I produced Granite Stairway's first full wholesale catalog featuring a unique selection of quality outdoor accessories. As a member of the Board of Directors, I initiated actions to further advance the success of both the retail and wholesale divisions.

Granite Stairway Mountaineering

1973 – 1978 

Retail Sales- Backpacking, climbing, mountaineering & cross-country/alpine ski equipment. My basic duties included… sales and rental program management, display & fixture design, inventory control, daily cash counts, restocking and sales analysis.

Retail Store Manager- I was responsible for sales analysis and trend studies, advertising, displays, cash counts, deposits, rentals and the complete redesigning of the stores interior and exterior. In addition I shared the buying duties for our four retail store chain. 

General Manager- Performed the duties of Buyer, Advertising Director, Wholesale Sales Manager and sat on the Board of Directors. In Buying, I was responsible for purchases in both Hardgoods and Softgoods, I developed a retail mail order catalog with a creative writing, photography and design style. I developed an efficient inventory-backorder and restocking program to improve our turn. In early 1978, I produced Granite Stairway's first full wholesale catalog featuring a unique selection of quality outdoor accessories. As a member of the Board of Directors, I initiated actions to further advance the success of both the retail and wholesale divisions.