I joined the team back in June of 2011 and have since been working behind the scenes as an Associate Buyer. I moved to Austin from Omaha, Nebraska to take this job and it’s been a fantastic change. While this past summer proved to be the hottest and driest on record for central Texas, the experience of working with everyone here at ACK has been cool.

I graduated from Bellevue University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and I’ve worked as a buyer in several industries over the past seven years. I’m a musician in my personal time having played guitar for the past 20 years, which paired well with the Austin music scene. It’s a great place to catch a live show and meet other musicians to play with.

I’m actually new to paddle sports, mainly because water is somewhat limited in Nebraska but the staff here are knowledgeable and helpful and their input has been essential in my first kayaking experiences.

Part of my job is to understand our customer’s needs and wants so if you ever have a new product recommendation, don’t hesitate to contact me (just be sure to mention my name in the email).

Here’s to a great 2012 with ACK and I look forward to hearing from you!

Joe @ACK