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Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

Learn a little more about the OPS team.

Tess
Retail Manager
Tess brings their passion for the outdoors and exceptional customer service to OPS where they strive to make water sports accessible to all. Regardless of experience or skill level, they want to ensure you have a great time on the water, deepening your connection to nature. Tess keeps busy with a variety of endeavors including dragon boating, bouldering, skiing, and maintaining a small jungle of house plants. 
Next Boat Purchase: SOLShine Carbon GalaXy Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board. This board truly is a workhorse. The bomb-proof construction and continuous rocker allows it to shine on moving water while still being plenty efficient for flat water applications. The Carbon GalaXy reinforcements make it ultra-stable and forgiving while I increase my confidence SUPing in whitewater. Like all SOL boards, this comes with everything you need to get out on the water in an apartment-appropriate small package.
Coolest Item: RMR River Tube. This isn't your average pool toy. Rocky Mountain uses all of the same materials and construction techniques from their highly-durable rafts to make their tubes. They are perfect for leisurely floats or even big white water in the summer. Break them out again for winter sledding hills to use your RMR tube year round!
Chance
Operations Manager
Chance has experience in the tech, retail and event marketing world. He's super excited to begin demo days and lessons in the Spring. When not at work you can find him kayaking with his Boston Terrier Lazslo or in the kitchen perfecting his bulgogi tacos. 
Next Boat Purchase: Rocky Mountain Storm 10.5 in Electric Raspberry. A perfect size for paddle-rafting with some buddies in the coolest color. I would also love an Eddyline Sandpiper 130 a great size with an extra-comfy seat.
Coolest Item: Whitewater Designs Crossbar Rack Pad. My input led to the design of this new product we produce.
Jarryd
Retail and Repair Consultant
Jarryd has been a raft guide on various rivers in the Southeast and Northwest as he transferred from the palmetto state, South Carolina. He knows what it takes to keep your boat or raft in great shape. As a new dad he intends to teach his daughter the ins and outs and how to stay safe on the water. 
Next Boat Purchase: Aire Sabretooth. This über agile boat is prepared for the biggest whitewater as an R2 paddle team or with a frame. 
Coolest Item: Watershed Colorado 75l Dry Bag in Coyote. This duffle style bag offers maximum space while still having your items within easy reach. Watershed's ZipDry system is easy to used and has durability second to none. I've had my current Watershed bag for 7 years!

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