10/4/18

Employee Spotlight - Eric Ward


I grew up in Indiana and as a kid, I spent as much time outside as possible. I grew up driving all over the U.S. chasing epic experiences to further my climbing, snowboarding, and rafting addictions. There are now less than 10 U.S. states I have not visited. I was lucky enough to take three 12 day backpacking trips to Philmont, and then I worked there in 2007 teaching rock climbing. I kept finding myself working retail with the occasional custom cabinet shop tossed in. I was working as an assistant store manager at Gander Mountain until they went bankrupt. I had always tossed the idea of moving to the mountains and I was in a position to seize that opportunity after a brief visit to Utah. I moved to Utah in search of better powder and higher climbs than Indiana could provide. I soon found my place at Liberty Mountain, and now I spend my days talking about gear and keeping a list of adventures for my time off.  



NameEric Ward
Time working for Liberty Mountain: One year
Job title: South East Sales Rep
Short description of what you do at Liberty Mountain: I maintain and provide services for the south east region. AR, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, NC, SC, and FL.
What do you like most about your job? Learning and talking about gear
Active in the following sports/activities/hobbies: rock climbing, snowboarding, backpacking, and paddling. The rest of my free time is generally spent wrenching on, breaking, or camping in my 4RUNNER.  

Favorite outdoor areas: all of the above
Piece of outdoor gear you most wish you had: a trad rack
Most interesting place ever lived: I have only lived in Indiana and Utah and so far Utah is definitely the most interesting.
Top-five favorite movies: Office Space, Out Cold, The Fast and Furious (all of them), Boondock Saints, and ?
Top-five favorite books: I hate reading books sadly
Dream vacation: I want to do a tour of Europe that includes, Germany, Spain, Venice, Greece, and Rome.
Cake or pie: Pie
Dogs or Cats: Dog

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