Fernie's Award-Winning Outdoor Sports Store
BC's #1 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Dealer
Locally owned and operated in Fernie BC
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Staff

Dylan Bailey - Technician / Sponsored Gearhub Rider

Dylan started racing mountain bikes in the 90's back in his hometown of Thunder Bay, ON and hasn't looked back. After spending a few winters in Fernie back in '03/'04, he fell in love with this gem of a city and always wanted to return. Well, in 2018 he finally made that dream come true! Dylan and his partner, GearHub rider Jena Greaser, made the move out west and will forever call Fernie home.

Dylan has competed all over North America and raced at the elite level for years. He loves spending his time fat biking, snowboarding, nordic skiing, snowshoeing and playing hockey when the ground turns white.

 

Joe Blain - Fernie Adventure Rentals, Customer Service Executive

Joe is Gearhub's winter rental specialist. Joe joined the team when Gearhub's second location, Adventure Rentals, opened its doors in December 2018. With years of experience helping people find and fit the perfect ski and snowboard rentals, Joe's specialty is helping people have a stellar day on the hill or in the trails!

In the summer months Joe can be found working as a raft guide for Mountain High Adventures in Fernie.

 

 

Jules Blair - Customer Care Executive

Don’t be fooled by her one-of-a-kind accent, Jules was born and raised in Scotland! She came to Fernie on vacation at Christmas and decided not to leave. New to skiing, she spent her first winter getting in as many days as possible at the hill and going on her first backcountry ski trips. 

In the summer, when she’s not at GearHub, you’ll find Jules mountain biking, kayaking or in the garden growing veggies.

 

 

Caleb Brown - Customer Care Executive

Having grown up in Fernie, Caleb shares a special bond with the forests and mountains that surround this little town. He has spent most of his life playing and working here in Fernie but has done his fair share of travelling; skiing and biking in Europe, travelling and competing all over North America following the Freeskiing World Tour, and exploring BC and Quebec on his mountain bike. With that said, he is still proud and excited about his life in Fernie. “When I got back to Fernie after a 10 month trip to Europe, which was my first time really away from home, I understood that British Columbia is where I want to be. Fernie has everything I need to grow myself as an athlete and I am so content spending my days enjoying biking with friends or doing solo touring missions on the Lizard Range.”

 

Amy Buchan - Customer Care Executive

Originally from the land of the lakes in Ontario, Amy starting travelling Canada in 2006, exploring every inch before finding a home in Fernie, BC.  Amy is into being outside. She likes to ride her bike, ski the slopes, paddle and swim the lakes all while loving her RV home. Amy is also the proud maker of Happy Spoke Designs, Bike Part Art.  She creates one of a kind stained glass designs inside of recycled bike parts as well as jewellery from recycled bike chains. They are on display at GearHub, come by and take a look.

 

Jason Dalsgaad - Customer Care Executive

 

After years of Fernie adventures and Running Back to Saskatoon, this prairie boy has mountains in his Heart of Gold and now calls Fernie home. With a camera slung over his shoulder he's most happy in the backcountry during any season, often found sitting in the Morning Dew waiting for that shot.



 

 

Mark Hall - Owner / Manager

Mark’s dream of having his own outdoor shop began many moons ago and he has conscientiously brought it into life since. His passion for sport has driven him to rock it all - be it skiing, biking, kayaking, climbing, sledding, hiking and mountaineering.

Mark basks in the diversity of all that outdoor adventures can bring us; gifts of clarity, peacefulness and thrill all in one.  This, in turn, is reflected in the light that Mark shines wherever he goes.

His passion for the outdoors, dedication, insight and peaceful vibes reverberate in his service to employees and customers alike.  His bond with customers, staff and industry members is as genuine as it is tangible and emulates all that is the GEARHUB.

 

Aaron Levesque - Owner

If you think hucking cliffs, riding down a mountain at Mach2, or challenging that favourite rapid of yours is tough – try being a stay at home Mom! All jesting aside, Aaron does have lots of experience to talk about. In 2008, she walked home with First place in the Fitness category at Saskatchewan’s Amateur’s Bodybuilding competition. Then in 2009, took home 2nd Place in both Women’s Figure Tall, and Women’s Fitness categories. So, when you need to talk to someone about how to get that body of yours in shape, no matter what the reason – Aaron’s your girl!!

 

Jonathan Levesque - Owner / Operator

Raised in the prairies, Jon now calls Fernie his home. While he’s still waiting for his official “Local” designation, in his heart he knows this is where he was meant to be. A beautiful family, 23 years and counting in the IT industry, and a lifetime of searching adventure, Jon knows he has the ingredients to help GearHub be the best Sports store around!

 

 

Sam Moffat - Service Manager

Sam has been twisting wrenches at GearHub since it opened. He was born and raised in Fernie but took off to Vancouver for two years to go to music school. During those 2 years he continued working on bikes and skis at Comor Sports in Burnaby and now he is back with even more knowledge and expertise. We are happy to have him back, but he is really the happy one – back in the mountains, back on his bike. There’s no place like Loam.

 

 

Isaac Penny - Customer Service Executive

Don't be mislead by Isaac's age - before becoming a staff member he was noticed in the store explaining product in great detail to his friends and family. After a while, we approached him and asked if he wanted a job, which he proudly accepted. We are stoked to have his young energy and knowledge that is well above his years.

Isaac isn't totally sure what his future brings but he knows it will have something to do with skis and bikes.

 

 

 

James Rotor - Customer Service Executive

James originates from Ottawa and has always had a passion for the outdoors. Since moving West he has grown as a snowboarder, skier and most recently a mountain biker. In the winter he worked in the Terrain Park at Fernie Alpine Resort and is now immersed in the GearHub team. Having done lots of paddling on the Ottawa river he also knows his way around white water. All in all, like the rest of the team, James is a general sports enthusiast!

Fernie's Award-Winning Outdoor Sports Store
BC's #1 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Dealer
Locally owned and operated in Fernie BC
Find Canada's Best Deals on Gear!