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Kurt Gray - Product Manager and Merchandiser
kgray@peakpeak.com

Kurt Gray is a designer and merchandiser of performance apparel.  He has spent 25 years in the Outdoor Industry including 15 years of specialty retailing.  A long time alpinist and climber; he brings the perspective of an enthusiast to design and development projects.

"I try to always remember where these garments go.  I want to remember that we are all linked by a passion for the outdoors and the values that surround a life connected to the earth and the physical nature of play.  What we do is fun."

A total geek by training, Kurt's specialty is fabric technology and he is fascinated by the biophysics of protective apparel.

"In an ideal world we'd all be naked, but as a species we are far too fragile to run around in an alpine environment without clothes, but with the use of fabric comes limitations.  What we do is try to support and defend the body's natural physiology and kinetics, while compensating for the limitations involved in apparel."

Kurt has worked for many of the leading brands; Kelty, Hard Corps Sports, Salomon, Helly Hansen, Fila, The North Face, Mental Headgear, and Frank Shorter in both design and merchandising roles.

Happiest when he is visiting shops, he brings a retailer's sensibility to his projects.

"Clothing must make sense to the consumer and user, it must be intuitive."

He lives close to the Flatirons in Boulder Colorado.
Gail Ross
Production and Sourcing Specialist
gail_ross@hotmail.com

Gail is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and holds a BS degree in Recreation Resource Management, with emphasis in outdoor education.  Gail specializes in the management of the development of highly technical skiwear, and outerwear apparel.

With 18 years experience in the outdoor apparel industry, Gail has worked for many leading brands including Sierra Designs, The North Face, Erickson Outdoors, Ava Kids, and most recently Hard Corps Sports.

In addition to her vast experience in Product development and production, Gail has also been a professional guide working with at risk youth programs.

Gail now resides in Boulder Colorado.