Owner and Director of Stoke (dog dad, pirate joke teller and dirtbag)
When Sean was a young boy, he had a paper route. His first purchase from his paper route money? A Swiss Champ knife. He was officially hooked on gear. That was 30 years ago and the knife is still getting used! After thousands of days in the field, testing gear in all kinds of climates, conditions, and activities he is ready to help you get into the best gear for your adventures!
When not obsessing about gear, Sean is a certified personal trainer and owner of Colorado Personal Fitness and Mountain Fitness School. He loves training clients to get into shape to enjoy all outdoor activities and adventures and loves getting them into the right gear so they can make the most of the experiences! If he’s not training his clients in the gym and in the mountains, Sean is consumed with research into the best gear technology and testing it on adventures. Sean is TRX-FORCE, NSCA-CPT, NPTI, NSNF, FMS1, AIARE Level 2 and a 100% certified gear enthusiast.
He also wrote the book on Splitboarding.
Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.
A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.
Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.
We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.
Camping: MSR Hubba tent; Big Agnes Helinox Chair; Big Agnes Q Core SLX sleeping pad; REI Halo+10 sleeping bag; Black Diamond Spot headlamp.
Other: Kahtoola microspikes.
Dave’s obsession (should we call it that? Yes, we should.) with gear began early with a stint at summer camp. Long trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada’s Quetico came with packing lists and packing lists got him thinking: the list says backpack, but which one?
Since then, he’s led trips back to the BWCA and Quetico and into Utah’s Escalante and Grand Staircase National Monument and guided mountain bike tours through the mountains around Colorado Springs. While acting as the head guide, he was also chief bike mechanic for the rental fleet. He’s AIARE Level 1 certified and has completed two Ironman triathlons.
Dave has used his gear all over the world. He’s skied the Swiss Alps, hiked the Great Wall, explored ancient cave strongholds in Turkey, and watched the sunset over Mt. Fuji.
What gear does Dave use?
Skiing– Custom Ski Logiks with Fritschi Vipec bindings and Scarpa Maestrale RS boots; Black Diamond Traverse poles with Carbon Probe lowers, Carbon Whippet; Ortovox S1 Beacon; Ortovox Lite PFA 240 Probe; Brooks-Range Backcountry Shovel; Arc’teryx Stinger bibs; Black Diamond First Light Hoody; Patagonia Merino Airbase.
Fishing– Tenkara USA Sato rod; Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Waders and Foot Tractor boots; Yamatoyo 3.5 level line; Rio Powerflex 5x tippet; Peak rotary vise for tying flies.
Camping– REI Flash 45 pack; Black Diamond HiLight or Megalight tents; Exped Synmat UL7 or Downmat UL7; Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #1; Jetboil Sol Ti or homemade alcohol stove; Snowpeak 450 titanium mug.
Mountain Biking– Stooge Cycles frame and fork; Thomson Elite stem and seatpost; Light Bicycle Carbon 50mm rims laced on Chris King Hubs; Answer 20/20 carbon handlebar; Crank Brothers Eggbeaters; Shimano XT 1×11.
Commuter Biking– Van Dessel Whiskey Tango Foxtrot frame and fork; Gates Carbon Drive Centertrack – 46×28; Whiskey Parts Co. No.9 carbon wheels; Clement X’plor MSO tires; TRP Hylex disc brakes.
Trail Running– Pearl Izumi Trail N3 shoes, Patagonia Baggies.
Carrying Gear– Thule Aero Crossbars, Yakima Skybox 12, 1up USA Heavy Duty Bike rack.
Trevor is a self-described geek that grew up hiking 14ers and playing with computers. He serves as a web developer, photographer, videographer and occasional writer at Engearment.
Mountain Man, with a Van and Stoke
Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!
It has been said that storytelling is the act of dreaming while we are awake and that our dreams render our reality. Dreaming is how we take in our external reality, weave it through our subconsciousness, and anchor it into our value systems. Dreams, stories, and films then become the fertile ground and birthplace of new ways of looking at the world.
As a filmmaker, my aim is to create films that have an emotional resonance and cathartic impact on our culture. I desire to create films that serve as inter-cultural bridges and lenses with which to see the world from a broader perspective. We live in a storm of stories. We communicate through them and learn from them. The image has never been more powerful, and as a storyteller, I want to plant new metaphors within the collective subconscious that bring us closer together in our diversity and our humanness. We are hardwired for stories. Great stories and films teach us how to live and are crucial to our survival. We would not have survived or evolved to where we are today without them.