SSC Staff

Name: Rory King

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

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: Jennifer Halley

JHbiopic2Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

Job Title: I am a part-time office filer and blog writer.

Favorite outdoor Activities: rock climbing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, laying under the stars in my hammock

Your outdoor playgrounds: backroads of Monmouth, Mary’s Peak, Opal Creek

Favorite Song: I have to choose just one?! “Asleep” by the Smiths.

Favorite food: Since coffee doesn’t count as a proper food group, peanut butter is my next choice.

Favorite place to eat: Venti’s. Good beer. Good food. What more could you want?

Pre climbing ritual: Before a climb, I always stretch.

Post climbing ritual: After climbing, I always drink a beer or eat a giant bowl of pasta, usually both at the same time. Carbs are my friends.

Why I love working at Salem Summit: Working at Salem Summit allows me to be close to the outdoors without actually being in the outdoors. I get a chance to write about my passions like climbing and hiking in the hope I can inspire people to get out and explore, helping them come even a step closer to their next adventure.


Name: Conor Foley
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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!


Name: Kelly Bauer

Hometown: Chicago!
Job Title: Enthusiast, Helper, Smiler
Favorite Outdoor Activities: hiking, climbing, canyoneering, paddling, and exploring the unknown
Outdoor Playgrounds: Zion Canyon Nat’l Park, Mt. Hebo, and I just moved here so anywhere else I can find!
Essential Gear:  Does coffee count? Also, my Osprey Xena pack and my Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30 sleeping bag
Favorite Song: “Joyful Sound” -the String Cheese Incident
Favorite Food: Chicago style deep dish pizza
Pre Backpacking Ritual: Going over maps
Post Backpacking Ritual: Food
Why I love working at Salem Summit: I am passionate about the outdoors and helping people. I love that I’m assisting others in having amazing experiences, and I love the people that I meet!

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