Field Team

At Nite Ize, we are passionate about what we do and the products we make. Likewise, Nite Ize Field Team members are passionate about what they do and love the ways our products allow them to enjoy and succeed in their pursuits. This select group of Field Team members are adventurers, advocates, and well-respected members of their communities with whom we are proud to partner. We love to see the ways these outstanding individuals champion the Nite Ize brand by sharing their uses of our products, which help to achieve extraordinary results throughout the course of their adventurers.

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Team Members

Anthony & Kristina
Johnson

Colorado & Michigan

Anthony and Kristina love the outdoors and spend most of their time pursuing rock climbing, cycling, hunting, and fishing while traveling in their home-built camper van. Anthony is a photographer and custom van builder based in Colorado and Kristina is a pediatric psychologist currently based in Michigan. Some of their favorite places to adventure include Indian Creek, Vedauwoo, Squamish, and the Red River Gorge.

Becky & Keith Unruh

New day, new National Park

Seasonal Nomads, aka Binge Drifters! Together we've worked in eight National Parks. In between this time spent in the mountains, we love to travel overseas in search of new adventures. When a yearning for an even grander experience beckons, nothing satisfies our urge than a long-distance hike or a multi-month bicycle tour. Upcoming adventures: Grand Canyon float trip, winter in Costa Rica, and thru-hiking the Arizona Trail.

Forrest Galante

Santa Barbara, CA

Forrest Galante's hands-on approach to wildlife paired with his biological education, understanding, and respect for the natural world sets him far apart from your everyday adventurer. Forrest has the skill set to accomplish tasks few people on this planet are capable of. Due to his is amazing animal interactions Forrest has gained an international reputation as "the worlds greatest wildlife adventurer" and currently hosts Animal Planets hit show Extinct or Alive.

Gareth "Gaz" Leah

Utah and Mexico

Gareth Leah is a British-born big wall climber, a passionate writer and worldly adventurer. He is a cultured climber whose first ascents and expeditions have transported him to on-the-fringe locations in Central Mexico, Africa, and Oman. His writing has been published in the form of guidebooks and magazine articles and his positive personality and intellect, matched with his physical/climbing prowess, make Gareth an ideal expedition leader. | Photo Credit: Will Saunders

Heidi Kumm

Summit County, Colorado

I am a country girl living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where I spend my days working a handful of 'seasonal employee' gigs or roaming the mountains in my backyard. My trail-ventures are usually done with trail running shoes tied to my feet but I can also be found outside with climbing ropes, a splitboard, a set of snowshoes or a mountain bike. As seasonal work in the resort towns of the Rockies I jump at chances to travel the world to find more mountains -- namely in the Swiss, French + Italian Alps. | Photo Credit: @theoutdooradventureist

John Mulligan

Farmington, IA

Husband, father, photographer, and bowhunter working as a marketing director in the outdoor/hunting industry. John's passion for bowhunting and conservation are what drives him in some way, shape, or form to all areas of life and where he finds balance.

Robert Field

The Open Road, USA

People tell Rob that he's living the dream. A few years back he ditched the corporate grind to pursue his true passions: fishing, trave,l and videography. Now he lives on the road full time in a 29-foot camper, fishing and filming his way through all 50 states while hosting his popular YouTube channel, "Field Trips with Robert Field". The show follows Rob on his travels and encompasses everything from RV life mishaps, to backcountry hiking, to kayak fishing for giant fish.

Rob "Reker" Kretsch

Tidewater, VA

Rob is a fisherman, snowboarder and outdoorsman that enjoys spending as much time as he can in the outdoors. Whether he is tournament fishing for various species of fresh and saltwater fish, camping, hiking, or snowboarding the backcountry.

Sarah Laughlin

Breckenridge, CO

Exploring this world one wrong turn at a time. Born and raised in the Midwest, traded Chicago dogs for the mountain air. Made my home in Colorado, inspired by the mountain culture and raw landscape. Striving to face my fears one day at a time and to experience the most authentic moments in nature. Dog mom, rock climber, hiker, camper, mountain biker, crossfitter, and tireless seeker of adventure! "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." -Edward Abbey | Photo Credit: Sarah Laughlin

Tara Schatz

Bennington, VT

Tara is a freelance writer and travel blogger with a passion for outdoor adventures. She currently blogs at Back Road Ramblers, where she shares travel tips, adventure destinations, and family vacation ideas for the wanderer in everyone. Her goal is to help people connect with the world and each other by stepping out their front door and embarking on journeys big and small.