Editor’s Note: Daniel, an ACK Austin Store associate, has his hands full these days. He recently graduated from the University of Texas and is getting married soon while also preparing a move to Dallas, Texas! We would like to wish Daniel and his soon-to-be bride the best of luck in Dallas. He’s been a great asset to ACK and will surely be missed.

Daniel - 2010 Fall Demo Days

I’ve been working at the ACK Store located in Austin, Texas since August of 2009 but now I am paddling off into the sunset, or to be more specific, getting married and moving to Dallas.

When I started writing this blog post I asked myself, what was the best part about working here? It’s an easy answer — the customers. Part of this is due to the satisfaction I get when a customer happily walks away with their new gear but it’s also having the opportunity to chat about outdoor related topics with fellow outdoor enthusiasts all day long. I believe that “outdoorsy types” are some of the nicest people and being able to talk to them about many of the same things I enjoy makes for interesting conversations.

I also enjoyed working with the ACK Team. When I first started, although I was not new to the outdoor scene, I felt like a total newbie. Luckily for me everyone who works at ACK was as helpful to new employees as they are to customers and it didn’t take long for me to be doing the same.

Overall, It has been great to be a part of ACK and watching our business grow. Not just the business itself, but the diversity of products offered and our involvement in the community.

It will be bittersweet leaving the ACK Team but I know that I will always have friends back in Austin who are always willing to chat about the great outdoors or even better, join me in my next outdoor adventure.

ACK – Austin