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Meet the Uncle Dan's Staff Family

About us - Our 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.

Colin

President

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

Carla

District Store Manager

  • 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

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

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

Diane

Online Product Info Curator

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

Julia

Buying & Inventory Management

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

Michael

Buying

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

Olivia

Web Operations Manager

  • Percussionist & drummer
  • Cyclocross racing
  • I love Arc'teryx anything!

Jon

Customer Service

  • Composer
  • Avid board game collector/enthusiast
  • Podcast addict (send good ones to sales@udans.com)

Andrew

Store Manager

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

Stacy

Store Manager

  • 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!!

Jen

Store Manager

  • I love concerts
  • Mountains are my favorite
  • Tacos, tacos, tacos!

Kyle

Store Manager

  • I love laying in the sun on the beach
  • Nothing without my chacos
  • Fishing and hiking enthusiast

Keegan

Store Manager

  • Classic rock
  • Blackhawks
  • Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain National Parks

Jesse

Store Manager

  • Been to over 30 countries (Moved to Chicago From Hawaii)
  • Former Marine Biologist
  • Studied Herpetology and Environmental Education

Jake

Merchandizing & Visuals Manager

  • I laugh like Krusty the Clown
  • I own every Taylor Swift album on vinyl
  • I could disappear into the Smokie Mountains forever

Braden

Warehouse Manager

  • 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