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We were recently following the adventures of Casey Sheppard on her 30 day bike tour. Read more about her journey HERE. We could not be more excited to hear that she is the winner of of Bob Swanson Memorial Grant
Few in the outdoor industry today know of Bob Swanson or his major contributions to our industry. He co-founded Sierra Designs, founded Walrus tents, then sold that to REI and followed it up by working for REI for several years before going out on his own as a consultant. Big Agnes was fortunate enough to connect with him, and a long relationship was born. His passion for design centered on tents and tent architecture. He is widely recognized for ushering in the use of hubs into tent architecture and represented the cutting edge of shelter designers. We had the pleasure of working with Bob here at Big Agnes for more than a decade. His business card included the title, ‘The Tent Guy’. And while that was fitting professionally, he meant so much more to us as a friend, role model, sage and pioneer of the outdoor industry. Our grant committee will seek to help those who seem to best embody Bob’s spirit and love of life and adventure.
This grant was created by the owners and staff of Big Agnes in honor of our colleague Bob Swanson who passed away in 2016.
This year, the first annual Bob Swanson Memorial Grant goes to Casey Sheppard, @Casefothenomads. Here is what she had to say on winning......READ MORE HERE