Donald is a physical therapist, ultrarunner, barefoot aficionado, and father of three with more than 20 years of experience in endurance sports.
Dan Nash has used his 25 years of extensive hiking, backpacking and mountaineering experience, to test outdoor gear on five continents in all types of environmental conditions. Dan has been writing reviews for over five years and loves educating about the outdoors.
Passionate about women’s ski camps and women-specific gear, Krista organizes women’s ski programs at Eldora and Vail, including her own camp called She Skis. A former editor at SKI Magazine, she currently runs the ski test for OnTheSnow.com.
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.
Editor of Elevation Outdoors and Sustainabler.com, Schnitzspahn is one of our go-to testers at large.
In the mid 2000's, I was a halfway decent ski mountaineering racer and was a member of the US Ski Mountaineering Team in 2006 and 2008. I also competed in the World Ski Mountaineering Championships in the same years.
Amy Jurries is the Founder and Editor of The GearCaster. She is addicted to ice climbing but can also be found mountaineering, rock climbing, cycling, mountain biking, hiking and trail running with her dog Lola.
Tanner Jackson: Specialty shop rat, soft shell master.
Stephen Krcmar splits his time between Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles. A snowboarder, cyclist, and motorcycle guy, he skied 76 days last winter. He’s written about the outdoors for more than 16 years.
Berne Broudy is author of Outside Magazine's Gear Shed blog, and she is among the best known and most widely respected gear writers in the outdoor industry.
Brad Steele is the co-creator of BackcountrySkiingCanada.com, a one-stop-shop for skiers and riders seeking timely, on-the-money information. BackcountrySkiingCanada.com is where you’ll find route descriptions, product reviews, guides, videos, comps and other like minded people who are as amped on ski touring as you are.
Justin Nyberg is Executive Editor and a co-founder of the Gear Institute.