Meet GGG's Co-Founders!
Lloyd was born and raised in the booming metropolis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! He discovered his love of kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan, and spends his ever diminishing free time kayaking, backpacking, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating disproportionally large meals.
Lloyd got his start in business through Big Outdoors, which merged with Garage Grown Gear in March 2017. Prior to that he was a special education teacher. While the world of startups and education are plenty different, a background in herding kittens has helped him in both professional pursuits. He's the guy on our chat feature, our 1 midwesterner, and our token redhead.
Favorite piece of trail gear? “The Summit Bum fanny pack by Thrupack. Hands down. Nothing keeps you more organized and more fashionable. You won’t catch me on trail without it!”
Amy's background is in journalism. She ran a community newspaper at age 23 and worked as a producer at Alaska's leading broadcast news station.
When not tapping away at the keyboard, Amy can be found playing Connect Four with her daughter, watching James Bond movies with her husband, and drinking really good coffee. She also loves backpacking, trail running, mountain biking and skate skiing ... but above all backcountry skiing. And, that, is why she calls the Tetons home.
Favorite piece of trail gear? Purple Rain Skirt. "Wear it backpacking and packrafting, or to music festivals and networking events. Best pockets ever. And love the yoga-style waistband"