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About us - Our Staff Family

Meet the Uncle Dan's Staff Family

We work hard to give our customers the best experience, the most relevant selection of products, and inspire people to get outside more. With us, you're family, so we wanted to introduce you to ours! Our team consists of fun-loving goofballs brought together by their enthusiasm for the outdoors in all its forms, whether it's a mountain or a city park.



Uncle Dan's group of employees training in store
Friendly Uncle Dan's employee smiles in store
Vintage filter mountain summit with Uncle Dan's founder






Brent

Owner / "Idea Generator"

  • The Grateful Dead
  • At least three layers of Icebreaker Merino
  • Wharton Business Radio

Diane

Owner

  • Iced tea all day long
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Historical fiction

Colin

CFO / "Team Captain"

  • Old person words like "folks"
  • Building forts with my kids
  • Patagonia Trucker hat collection (at least 10 so far!)

Carla

District Manager / "Cap'n Carla"

  • I make nicknames for everyone
  • Hiking with my little one
  • Vermont is where it's at!

Nicole

Director of Buying & Merchandising

  • I'll travel anywhere as long as I'm with great company!
  • Office prank war instigator
  • Taking my fur baby Duncan to dog park

Stephanie

Marketing Coordinator / "Lunch Lady"

  • Antique shopping
  • Leisure kayaking and singing in the car
  • Red wine

Olivia

Web Operations Manager / "Jane of all trades"

  • Homemade dumplings for days
  • Cycling, hiking, skiing
  • Arc'teryx anything!

Julia

Inventory Management & Buyer / "Stock Ninja"

  • David Bowie
  • Bonfire building & canoeing
  • Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Michael

Southport store

  • I always sneeze 3 times
  • Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza with a side of churros
  • Writing/playing music, photography

Andrew

Southport store

  • Coastal Michigan, Chiang Mai Thailand
  • I'm always quick to bust out some dance moves!
  • Icebreaker Leggings, or any of my 5 Nalgenes

Stacy

Evanston Store

  • I'm happiest when I'm in the mountains
  • Love drinking tea and there's no better way to keep it hot than in my trusty Klean Kanteen!
  • I bleed scarlet and grey - GO BUCKEYES!!

Braden

Lincoln Square Store

  • Mountain Biking
  • Carpathian mountains of Romania
  • Grad school

And the ones actually running the show...

Duncan

Duncan Donut!

  • Sympathetic howler
  • Always up for a walk
  • Most interested in your lunch

Max & Maizy

Double Trouble

  • Sneaking out of the office
  • Tripping coworkers
  • Playing hooky