Originally from Saskatchewan with a road riding background Nate made the move out West to give his tires a chance to feel the freedom of dirt. In the winter he is a Freestyle Ski Coach and has been doing it for 8 years, this hobby has turned into a successful career which takes him all over Canada and the U.S. for training sessions and competitions. He is on the mend at the moment, after suffering a serious knee injury over the winter but you can still catch him hanging out at the Hub, doing what he does best – fixing bikes and working on skis. Hopefully he will be back on his skis this winter!
Sam has been twisting wrenches at GearHub since it opened, somewhere in the middle though he took off to Vancouver for 2 years to go to music school. During those 2 years he continued working on bikes at Comor Sports in Burnaby and now he is back with even more knowledge and expertise. We are happy to have him back, but he is really the happy one – back in the mountains, back on his bike. There’s no place like Loam.
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I grew up in both Whistler and Fernie. Ski culture is in my blood but fell in love with white water. I’ve been going to school and travelling for the last 6 years. More recently I’ve found new passions such as rock climbing, biking, and yoga. I hope to continue my education in the health science while playing in the mountains.
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Rob moved to Fernie a few years ago. Born in The Netherlands, he discovered the world has more to offer than just the Dutch city life. He spent the last decade travelling the world, teaching and guiding outdoor sports as sailing, rock climbing, canoeing, deep sea diving, and mountain biking. Whenever he does spend some time in The Netherlands, he is in and out traffic all day, working as a bike messenger. But now Fernie is his new home, enjoying every single bit this beautiful valley has to offer. Summer and winter.
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Having grown up in Fernie, Caleb shares a special bond with the forests and mountains that surround this little town. He has spent most of his life playing and working here in Fernie but has done his fair share of travelling; skiing and biking in Europe, travelling and competing all over North America following the Freeskiing World Tour, and exploring BC and Quebec on his mountain bike. With that said, he is still proud and excited about his life in Fernie. “When I got back to Fernie after a 10 month trip to Europe, which was my first time really away from home, I understood that British Columbia is where I want to be. Fernie has everything I need to grow myself as an athlete and I am so content spending my days enjoying biking with friends or doing solo touring missions on the Lizard Range.”
If you’ve ever met Jaime, then you know there’s only one word that best describes her: FEARLESS! You name it: 200+ on the back of a crotch rocket, Hiking, Climbing, Snowshoeing, Bodybuilding – Jaime’s done it, or is getting ready to do it! And besides all that, she’s working towards her CGA! GearHub’s stoked that she’s our Office Administrator!
Originally from the prairies and drawn to the mountains in 2000 for ‘just a summer’ and never left! Loves to bike, hike, ski, and kayak (not necessarily in that order:) and just being out in nature to enjoy the fresh air, beautiful views and the feeling of freedom when exploring the endless trails. There’s nothing like going one an adventure to know you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.
If you think hucking cliffs, riding down a mountain at Mach2, or challenging that favourite rapid of yours is tough – try being a stay at home Mom! All jesting aside. Aaron does have a little experience to talk about. In 2008, she walked home with First place in the Fitness category at Saskatchewan’s Amateur’s Bodybuilding competition. Then in 2009, took home 2nd Place in both Women’s Figure Tall, and Women’s Fitness categories. So, when you need to talk to someone about how to get that body of yours in shape, no matter what the reason – Aaron’s your girl!!
Raised in the prairies, Jon now calls Fernie his home. While he’s still waiting for his official “Local” designation, in his heart he knows this is where he was meant to be. A beautiful family, 15 years and counting in the IT industry, and a lifetime of searching adventure, Jon knows he has the ingredients to help GearHub be the best Sports store around!
It has finally happened! A dream that began not long after my first high school ski trip and not long after I was totally hooked on everything outdoor. My dream to have my own outdoor shop.
My passion for sport has always been my motivator to do more, more, & more. I love it all-skiing, biking, kayaking, climbing, sledding, hiking, mountaineering, I really love the diversity of all the outdoor adventures that can bring us such clarity and peacefulness and excitement all in one go. My passion is probably what I’m known best for.
Over my 17 years of managing various small, medium and corporate sized retail businesses, my passion has always been a motivating factor for literally hundreds of staff over the years as well as creating a real bond and relationship with literally thousands of happy customers and friends alike. I cant wait to share my passion, service and expertise to all through the GEARHUB.