It started with a love for the outdoors and a need for a quality gear shop in town. In March 2012, Al Tandy built and curated a quaint shop to fit the community needs. As the excitement grew, so did we.
In 2016 our location moved to 240 Commercial Street, a bigger space to house all the gear and enthusiasm. We are still in downtown Salem and growing our community every single day.
We are located in Downtown Salem at 240 Commercial Street NE.
Customer service is our number one priority and in order to provide the level of service we can be proud of, our staff members are required to be expertly trained in product knowledge so they can properly answer all of your questions. Salem Summit staff members have been through extensive training both in-house and by manufacturer representatives so that they are brimming with product knowledge, brand information and other helpful tips and tricks. If you have a question – we can answer it.
We listen to our customers and adjust our inventory according to need. We love getting to be involved in the greater Salem Community
We offer specialized advice to help you invest in your favorite hobbies and feel comfortable when starting something new
CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR #1 PRIORITY. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU WHILE YOU ARE IN THE SHOP OR OUT EXPLORING.
MEET THE TEAM
Al "I Don't Wanna Do That" Tandy
Role: Quality Assurance
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Trail Running, Camping, Beer Drinking
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: Yes.
Essential Gear: The warmest jacket I can pack and a well stocked camp kitchen.
Favorite Song: [Insert synthesizer heavy jam]
Favorite Food: Pizza, yes, I’m a child.
Favorite Place to Eat: Epilogue Kitchen and Cocktails, followed closely by Xicha Brewing.
Why I love working at Salem Summit: Everyday I get to work with awesome people, share stories and conversation with customers new and old, and help people plan and prepare for everyday and grand adventures, it’s hard to beat that.
Secret Talent: Misplacing an item I was holding three seconds ago, while seated at my desk, while still sitting at my desk.
Tori "Shmori" Mullins
Role: Steward to the Outdoors
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Meandering, backpacking, snowboarding!
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: Bull of the Woods is a cherished favorite
Essential Gear: The Chacos that are practically glued to my feet, my trusty orange hat, and my camera.
Favorite Song: Thinking of You by Lord Echo
Favorite Food: A post-outing strawberry milkshake from Poppa Al’s is hard to beat though.
Favorite Place to Eat: On top of a mountain somewhere, enjoying a nice view.
Why I Love Working at Salem Summit: I love the relationships that I have built here over time with so many incredible people
Secret Talent: Accidentally summoning customers into the shop
Sarah "Pickles" Connor
Role: In House Influencer
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hiking, backpacking, climbing trees, finding water to jump in.
Your Outdoor Playgrounds: The Gorge, Oregon Coast, and Mt. Rainier are my favorite PNW spots.
Essential Gear: Hammock and backpacking pillow.
Favorite Song: Hapi – Spillage Village & Earthgang
Favorite Food: Anything with chocolate and peanut butter.
Favorite Place to Eat: The Yard.
Why I Love Working at Salem Summit: Meeting and working with cool people, and constantly learning how to level up adventures. Talking to all the folks who come in is the best form of inspiration for me!
Secret Talent: Mediocre juggling.
JOIN OUR TEAM
We are always on the lookout for new additions to the Salem Summit family.
Fill out an application if you are interested!