Justin is a recent addition to the Winona community and is enjoying exploring all of the outdoor recreation the city and surrounding areas have to offer! Prior to taking the manager position with Sole Sport he had held the graduate assistant position with the University of Northern Iowa’s Outdoor program while working at CrawDaddy Outdoors selling kayaks & outdoor gear. His main experience has been in guiding trips and is looking to run a collegiate outdoor program as a long term goal.
Marissa is a “Jill of all trades.” She is part cowgirl; part outdoor enthusiast. Her passions include: hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, paddling, traveling, and (recently) biking. Marissa has made it her ongoing mission to explore all of the trails, parks, and recreation areas this region has to offer. Her goal is to someday hike the John Muir Trail in its entirety. Having lived & worked in both Winona, MN & Granby, CO, she can offer you insight for gear & clothing you might need in this area, or on your next mountain vacation. Marissa loves to outfit people for camping & backpacking trips, so stop in for help on your next adventure!
Amber is a transplant from Milwaukee, WI attending school in Winona. She fancies rock climbing, camping under the stars, Mississippi river paddling, vibrant sunsets and hiking. Some of her favorite places to climb have been Custer State Park in SD, Devils Tower in WY, Necedah/Petenwell Bluff in WI, and Devils Lake in WI. Amber would like visit as many National Parks as she can, so far Yosemite and Arches are on the top of her list. She enjoys being immersed in nature (or a hammock) with good friends and a warm cup of coffee. Despite all her endeavors, whitewater paddling is something that still scares her but she is working towards overcoming her fear.