Graham Coffey - Store Manager
I came to Durango from Asheville, NC, after working as a guide and operations manger for a wilderness program before joining the sales staff at a local gear shop. Those experiences eventually lead me to co-author, "Backcountry Camping in the Pisgah Ranger District," the first book of its kind for the area. My move out west was prompted by a desire to have access to the desert, mountains, and wilderness areas with a lower concentration of people than one can find on the East Coast. The ability to choose between climbing a peak or wedging into a canyon depending on my mood still makes me giddy. I enjoy swapping trip reports with customers and am grateful to be a small part of helping people explore environments where they experience things that provide them with inspiration and self-knowledge.
Margaret Hedderman - Arch Consul of Marketing & Events
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A few years ago, Backcountry Experience sponsored my 2014-15 Te Araroa thru-hike, New Zealand On Foot. A couple days after returning to Durango, I was working at The Shop, managing marketing and events. Since then, I've helped create and organize Colorado Trail Days, the Women Outside Adventure Forum, and the BCEXP Climbing Fest, among other things. Most weekends I'm outside playing in the mountains or desert. There's a good chance you can find me backpacking, trail running, climbing, backcountry snowboarding, or traveling.
Sarah Moore - Sales
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia surfing waves right outside my backdoor. If I wasn't riding the waves along the East Coast, I was traveling up to 8 hours to Fayetteville, West Virginia in search of the gnarliest climbs New River Gorge had to offer. After attending Colorado Outward Bound School I realized I needed to be out west to fulfill my passion for rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, and ice climbing. I packed my bags, moved to Durango, and am now a Senior marketing student at Fort Lewis College. If you see me in the store, come talk to me! I love to chat about the many places the Southwest has to offer.