Kassondra Cloos is the manager of the hike and camp category for Gear Institute.
Matt is a contributing writer covering snow sports for Gear Institute. He’s a former professional runner and endurance coach turned adventure-journalist who lives with his wife in Boulder, Colorado.
After spending nearly a decade as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, Robert Annis finally broke free of the shackles of gainful employment and now freelances full time, specializing in cycling and outdoor-travel journalism.
Writer, editor and gear nerd.
Lisa Altomare has been an outdoor enthusiast for as long as she can remember - escaping her job as an Art Director to hike, camp and ski as frequently as possible!
Adrianne Bouchard is a triathlete, skier, backpacker and lover of all things outdoors based in the Tahoe area.
Skier, runner, and author Ben Conners has been exploring the Rockies since he was a kid. Growing up in the Vail Valley, Ben spent his winters carving turns and summers backpacking in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Ben authored a guidebook on ski mountaineering Colorado’s high peaks and lives with his wife in south-Denver.
Dr. Kate Agathon is a freelance writer and Colorado weekend warrior who spends her time peak bagging 14ers, mountain biking, road biking, camping, and skiing. She and Utah, her blue heeler adventure dog, live in Denver, Colorado.
A passionate cycling advocate, she serves as a member of Mayor Hancock's Bicycle Advisory Committee for the City of Denver.
A former NCAA Divison 1 National Qualifier, Cory Smith holds a personal best of 4:03 in the mile and was ranked the 6th fastest high school 2 miler in country.
Mike Summers is an avid hiker, cyclist, climber, and outdoor enthusiast. While exploring America’s best outdoor spaces, Mike has developed an intimate relationship with his gear systems, allowing him to stay safe and comfortable in an otherwise forbidding environment. When he’s not exploring, you can find him sharing insights and chronicling his journeys at improbablebutpossible.com.
Scott Yorko is a writer, editor, and gear tester who's lived all over the map and stays on the move with his adventure dog, Lilly. Their latest stop: Boulder, Colorado.
Seth Portner has been riding and racing mountain bikes since the late 1990s, specializing in XC, marathon and ultra-marathon events. He also enjoys regular multi-day road tours, and is an accomplished ultrarunner and XC skier. Seth, his wife and their daughter all split their time between Lyons and Winter Park.