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Check out our volunteers!
With only two half-time employees, the bulk of OIWC's work is done by its amazing and talented volunteers. These women donate their time and energy to help all women in the outdoor industries recognize their professional goals.
To thank our volunteers, we list them here and encourage you to contact them about your next project. The links included here represent two kinds of OIWC supporters:
- Independent women or small-business owners who give their own time to OIWC
- A larger company that allocated a portion of an employee's time to volunteer for OIWC
Please help us thank them for all of their energy and dedication by getting to know their company.
Business or Management Consulting
- Just Right Resumes - Online resumes, cover letters, career tips and advice for interviewing
Deb and Hillary Friedman are sisters who have 25 years of marketing experience between them. Hillary is an accomplished graphic designer who has an illustrious career in both on and offline design, including work for, but not limited to, Nielsen Media (Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter), Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue, Burton Snowboards and Shakespeare in the Park. For the last 15 years Deb has worked on both client and agency side for everything from adult diapers to beer, telecom to dot com as well as public service and action sports. Both have worked extensively with sales departments and are extremely customer focused.
- plum: Fresh talent. Juicy careers.
plum is an executive search firm specializing in the sport & outdoor industries - the ultimate resource for connecting today’s hottest sport and outdoor brands with the most promising and adventurous talent in the field. If you’re a company looking to add a key player to your team, we’re here to help you fill your opening with the most qualified and motivated candidate. And if you’re a seasoned pro looking for your next great gig, we’re here to help you find you the job of your dreams.
- The Forest Group, Executive Search Consultants
The Forest Group is a Retained Executive Search Firm specializing in the outdoor industry. The outstanding features of our service include our value in personal connections, our unique research methodology and our comprehensive position profiles, which provide an insightful, accurate and professional representation of your business and the position you are looking to fill. We operate on the principle that any good team, organization or company is greater than the sum of its parts. To help your team exceed its potential, we help you identify the true needs of your company and then find the missing essential player – one who will grow with your company, and help your company grow down the long road ahead. We plan on being with you on that road. We commit to your company with the same dedication you expect from every person on your team - it’s how we live, and how we work.
- Neighborhood All Stars
Neighborhood All-Stars is a design boutique that delivers artful and engaging creative in many forms – advertising, identity, direct marketing, collateral, and web and motion design. Our experience runs the gamut from B-to-B for large national corporations such as HP and Albertsons to consumer-facing promotions for small businesses and nonprofits like SnowSchool and the Treasure Valley (Idaho) YMCA. At Neighborhood All-Stars, we believe in: 1) helping you start long-lasting conversations with your customers; 2) making people think; and 3) maybe most important, being thoughtful and nice every day.
- Strong, Light and Beautiful (SLaB)
Beverly Garrity has been doing graphic design & marketing for collateral, products, events & vehicles in the bike, technology & transit industries since the 90's. Her passion for the cycling industry makes hitting correct target markets easy. 2007 earned her Bicycling Magazine's "Best Road Bike Catalog" distinction for her Colnago Catalog for Veltec. Other clients include GT Bicycles, Specialized Bicycles, OIWC, and Bell Sports and Mongoose Bicycles and the IBD bicycle dealer. Beverly's company, Strong, Light and Beautiful (SLaB), is also a powerful mantra that has become a riding group with mountain bike skills clinics and events that introduce women to cycling, bicycle advocacy, and offers women's cycling gear, merging both her riding, racing & coaching experience with graphic design on riding apparel.
- Studio 22
Studio 22 is a Maryland-based graphic design firm specializing in visual branding, marketing collateral, and sustainability communications for clients in the bike/outdoor, consumer goods and environmental sectors. Since our inception in August 2005, we have adhered to values in support of environmental and social responsibility. Our expertise in earth-friendly production processes allows us to present client messages with less impact on valuable resources. Our logos, brochures, mailers, annual reports, posters and advertising campaigns have been honored with over 50 regional and national awards. We are proud to add OIWC's Education Foundation and recent trade show materials to our project roster along with clients such as Spokes Magazine, Naukabout, Felt Bicycles, Cargill, Inc., Desert Glory and Graceful Edge.
Photographer and/or Writer
- Broudy/Donohue Photography
Berne Broudy (Broudy/Donohue Photography) is a freelance photographer specializing in lifestyle and active outdoors imagery as well as adventure travel and location photography. Broudy, a rock and ice climber, mountain and road biker, hiker, skier, kayaker and outdoorswoman loves to shoot everywhere from a sidewalk café to the flanks of a snowy mountain. Says Broudy, “I love to create images of people doing what they love to do.” Broudy has shot for many outdoor industry companies, as well as clients outside the industry. Broudy is also a freelance editorial and copy writer focusing on active women and environmental issues.
- Christina Kiffney Photography
Christina Kiffney is a professional freelance photographer who creates artistic advertising photography for companies in the outdoor industry. She blends her experience from action sports photography, artwork and fashion photography to create imagery that communicates strong branding concepts unique to each company, each assignment. Now based in Boulder, Colorado, she has been inspired by years of diverse living, travel and work experiences across the US, throughout the UK and Europe, and as far away as Israel and Indonesia. She is as comfortable in an art gallery in New York City as she is on a mountaintop in the Arapahoe National Forest or on a bike in the Jura, and she loves to combine art, culture and the outdoors in her life, her traveling and her work. Christina stays active with yoga, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, surfing and climbing, and she can't wait for her next surf trip.
- Erinn Morgan/freelance journalist
Erinn Morgan is an award-winning editor and freelance journalist based in Durango, CO. Her work, which focuses on the outdoors, adventure travel, cycling, and outdoor gear, has appeared in numerous national and regional publications, including NNational Geographic Adventure, Outside, The New York Times, Bike, Skiing, Mountain Bike, SNEWS, Bicycle Retailer, Natural Solutions, 5280, and RENO magazine. Erinn was previously a special projects editor at Playboy and the founding editor/editor-in-chief of SoHo Style, an award-winning, avant-garde publication which covered the culture and style of downtown New York and its reach around the world.
Product Development or Design
Public Relations and/or Marketing
- Darby Communications
We are a boutique Public Relations and Promotional firm located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. At Darby Communications we pride ourselves in our ability to develop long-term partnerships with our outdoor clientele. We don't act as PR agents for the companies we represent, we act as team players.
OutsidePR is a small firm based in San Francisco that produces big-firm results without big-firm costs. Our clients have appeared in such media as the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, the Today Show, CNN and CBS News. They have also appeared in California Dry Cleaning News and the Mishawaka Enterprise. Outside PR & Sportsmarketing is one of the few firms that actually enjoys – and is very good at – personally pitching a story to the media. We also like to think we write very well. But, you can be the judge of that. OutsidePR 12A Funston Ave. The Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129 United States Phone: 415.561.6266 Fax: 415.561.6268 Email: [email protected]
- True North Marketing
True North Marketing provides project management for brand research, analysis and communications. Like our trusty mascot, the English Pointer, we specialize in pointing our clients in right direction. We know the terrain of the sports and recreation marketplace like the back of our hand. And can handle big or small projects – often at the drop of a hat. Let us know how we can assist you. Contact us at 360.980.2611 or send an email to [email protected]