I was born in Baltimore, but grew up in West Africa with my parents who were both US diplomats. Growing up abroad I had great exposure to all sorts of cultures and went on some amazing trips into the backcountry. The outdoors have always been a major part of my life and once I moved back to the U.S. I continued to explore. I was introduced to rock climbing in high school and its been a passion ever since.

Today I live in the seacoast area of New Hampshire and am fortunate to be able to access the mountains and the ocean easily depending on what conditions are best for. Living in New England requires the ability to adapt to weather. I now find myself outdoors whether it’s to climb, surf, ski, bike or run.

As a Sales Rep I come to the industry with a strong retail background working for companies such as Eastern Mountain Sports and with a technical savvy from my extensive training with the American Mountain Guides Association. When I’m not working, I’m out playing or relaxing at home with my wife and cheering for our favorite sports teams.

Ian Wauchope