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Meet Our Staff


 

      

GREG WHITTAKER - Owner

Greg began guiding sea kayak tours in ’99 in the San Juan Islands with Sea Quest Expeditions, while spending the winters up in the mountains. He started Alki Kayak Tours in 2005, and Mountain to Sound Outfitters in 2009. Greg has sat as the tourism representative for the Washington State Oil Spill Advisory Council and was involved in the Citizens Advisory Committee for the City of Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program. Greg currently sits on the Washington State Boater Safety Council as well as the Northwest Marine Trade Association Paddlesports Committee.

Providing top notch gear and advice for people is a passion that continues as he develops additional sustainable tourism opportunities.

 


      

HEATHER WOODHAMS - General Manager

Heather started paddling at age 7 in her home state of Maine.  After college, she got serious about kayaking and because a Registered Maine State Guide and led commercial tours.  When she moved to Washington, she brought her passion and experience with her.  She enjoys other sports including SCUBA diving, fishing as well as skiing and snowshoeing.

 

      

JAIME CARY - Sales Associate

Jaime went on her first river trip when she was eleven years old. On Gates of Ladore she fell in love with rivers and wilderness. She guided on the Animas River in Colorado, the Salt River in Arizona, and the Nenana River in Alaska. Working in the outdoors she quickly learned how important our wild places are, and how much they are in need of protection. She has worked to educate people about these places, and has traveled extensively to see them before they are gone. She has recently traveled to Uganda to paddle the White Nile before the Isimba Dam goes online and floods a large portion of the river.

The winter is also extremely important to her. She has been skiing since the age of three and has worked in the ski industry for 6 years. She loves boating, hiking, skiing, and paddling and lives in West Seattle.

 


      

MAGGIE STOEGBAUER - Sales Associate

Maggie has been involved in the ski industry since she was 15, volunteering with the Alpental Leadership Program. Since leaving that program she has been teaching kids to ski at Alpental and now oversees their Leadership Program. She is attending Bellevue College, and planning to transfer to a university soon and majoring in Environmental Sciences. Maggie grew up in Arizona, hiking, backpacking and climbing in the desert. Moving to the Pacific Northwest has opened new doors and experiences. Maggie is currently training to be a kayak guide at Alki Kayak Tours and looking forward to all of the adventures to come.

 


      

EMILY PITMAN - Sales Associate

Emily is originally from Massachusetts and is happiest when she's on the water or in the mountains. When she's not at work, you can find paddling around the sound by SUP or exploring different mountain slopes by snowboard. She's got a passion for cartography and her favorite snack is Fruit Roll Ups.

 


      

POSEIDON - Marketing

Poseidon has been at Mountain to Sound Outfitters since December of 2015.  He is usually found in the middle of the walkway or on the top step to the office.  Like his sister Hera, he enjoys lounging around the shop and saying hi to people stopping by.  His favorite food is peanut butter and he enjoys laying beneath the maple tree at home.   

 

      

HERA - Receiving

Hera came to Mountain to Sound Outfitters in January of 2018 from Southern California.  She enjoys spending time with her brother Poseidon and her friend Otis.  She spends her day lounging around the shop and always enjoys saying hi to new friends who come in the store.  Be sure to say hi to her when she is in the shop! 

 

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