It's been one of those long, quiet periods because things have shifted behind-the-scenes. After a brief affair with healthcare, I'm excited to get back on the track of consumer marketing and retail. I'm joining Whittaker Mountaineering as Director of Marketing & Ecommerce later this month. (The Whittaker family has an incredible history in American mountaineering and Pacific NW development that's worth reading.)
No more work attire, just mountain wear. Fewer hallways, more trails.
I'll be splitting work hours between Tacoma and Ashford, just outside Mt. Rainier National Park, where the physical Whittaker Mountaineering store and RMI (partner company) are located. The work, travel and perks will be sweet, and I need to get my ass in shape to climb a mountain!
I'm already feeling motivated by the opportunity to put new and experienced mountaineers in the best gear to enable their climbing goals with as much safety and comfort as possible. As always, I'll be learning as I go. Fortunately, I'll have a great boss and coworkers on my rope team.
I don't have much more to say but am sure I'll document many adventures soon and leave you with this quote:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” - Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement, June 2005