What inspired you to start this business?
I love the outdoors and saw a need for a full service outdoor sporting goods shop in our local community.
What is your background?
I grew up in the Linton area, hunting and fishing in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest. It’s always been a passion of mine. When I was younger, I made the decision to join the Army. I left home for eight years, but I always knew I’d be back.
What has been your biggest success to date?
Our biggest success is the loyal customers we have accumulated over the years. We’ve been lucky to be a part of many family vacations and weekend outings. It’s been great to watch kids grow up and carry on family traditions in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest. Being included in those memories means a lot to us. Our customers are the reason for our success and 12 years of growth.
What has been your biggest challenge?
Keeping the doors open 12 months a year has been very challenging. Our business is seasonal, but we want to be there year-round for our customers. Most shops like ours close for the winter, but we stay open. We do what we can to ensure we’re serving needs in every season.