Hometown: Salem, OR
Favorite Outdoor Activities: I enjoy snowboarding the most and everything else is second.
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: My main playground is Mt. Hood.
Essential Gear: A comfortable hat
Favorite Song: Spice Girl- Amine
Favorite Food: Burgers
Favorite Place to Eat: Killer Burger
Pre Snowboarding Ritual: Snowdance
Post Snowboarding Ritual: Thanking the mountains
Why I love working at Salem Summit: I love working at Salem Summit because I can meet new people in my community doing awesome things.
Name: Tori Mullins
Job Title: Steward to the Outdoors
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Finding cold water to swim in, romping around on public lands, disc golf.
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: The nearest national forest, state, or national park, any & all bodies of water.
Essential Gear: Chacos, NWF Field Guide to Trees of North America, BD Spot Headlamp, my wife & our pup!
Favorite Song: Fool in the Rain-Led Zeppelin
Favorite Place to Eat: Currently, the Detroit Market is my place to grab a breakfast burrito on my way to the mountain.
Pre Hiking/Backpacking Ritual: Laying out gear & visualizing each day.
Why I Love Working at Salem Summit: I really love seeing the excitement on people’s faces when they tell me about upcoming trips. It’s inspiring.
Name: Rory King
Job Title: Outfitter & Ambassador for the Outdoors
Favorite Outdoor Activities: whitewater paddling, technical ropework, hiking uphill, and cycling
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: Cascade Volcanoes, Zion National Park, Smith Rock, and whitewater rivers everywhere
Favorite Song: “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar
Favorite Food: oysters on the half shell
Pre Whitewater Creeking Ritual: I always splash my face with water before making an intimidating drop.
Post Whitewater Creeking Ritual: If it goes well and I’m still in my boat, I fill the gorge with hoots and hollers.
Why I Love Working at Salem Summit: I spend my day surrounded by great people who share my passion for the outdoors and all the fun you have out there.
Name: Emily Evans
Job Title: Friend of Rocks, Knower of Socks, Frequenter of Birkenstocks, and always down to talk with customers while working the floor!
Favorite Outdoor Activities: backpacking, mountain/trail running, skiing, overall exploring.
Outdoor Playgrounds: Anything with elevation! The Chugach range. The Cascades as a whole. And I continue to fall in love with old growth forests.
Essential Gear: A raincoat in the PNW, a puffy (down mid-layer) in AK, and a fleece and Heath bar anywhere!
Favorite Song: Truth- Alexander Ebert
Pre Hiking Ritual: Getting creative with snacks, and preferably acquiring a Heath bar for the summit.
Post Hiking Ritual: Foood! And potentially a movie, that I may or may not fall asleep during.
Why I love working at Salem Summit: I love interacting with people from the Salem area, and the customers as a whole. Through their wonderful stories and various weekend plans alike, customers continue to open my eyes to areas I would have never known of by solely going to university in the area.
Hometown: Somers, MT
Job Title: Adventure Consultant
Favorite Outdoor Activities: rock climbing, slacklining, backpacking, hamping (hammock camping)
Outdoor Playgrounds: Glacier National Park, Smith Rock, The Western United States, my backyard.
Essential Gear: Z/2 Chacos, prAna Stretch Zion Pant, Clif Bars, underwear
Favorite Song: “I can’t make you love me” – Bonnie Raitt
Pre Hiking Ritual: Studying Maps
Post Hiking Ritual: Car naps, cheeseburgers and a chocolate milkshake
Why I Love Working at Salem Summit: I love helping customers find the right gear for them and talking about their upcoming trips!