Heather Hayes

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Gear Legends: Stars of the Utah Outdoor Industry

Over the years, Utah has become an outdoor industry hub, acting as mission control while providing pristine backdrops that bring gear to life with the ultimate field test—from backcountry boots to climbing...

Gear Legends: Niche Snowboards

Even though Kirsten Kolter and Ana Van Pelt met while working for a company to develop a new type of horse harness—Kolter in product development and Van Pelt in design—neither of them...

Gear Legends: Fezzari Bicycles

Chris Washburn remembers a singular, clarifying moment that led to the birth of his company, Fezzari Bicycles. With degrees in both business and law from Brigham Young University, he seemed destined for...

Gear Legends: Cotopaxi

Davis Smith says his formative years growing up in various parts of Latin America cemented his dream to balance profit with purpose. “I’d see kids on the street without clothes and without...

Gear Legends: KÜHL

When a teenaged Kevin Boyle left his home in Pennsylvania to chase after Utah’s powdery slopes, he says he was reborn. “You gotta do what you love,” he says simply—and he did....

From Gas Pedal to Bike Pedal

Thanks to our mountain playground, Salt Lake is known as a lifestyle city. It seems no one interested in work-life balance wants to move away, and lots of folks are moving here...

Coronavirus Heroes: Dr. Mark Shah

Dr. Mark Shah, who teaches a disaster management class to medical students, says he would never have had the audacity to create a scenario in which an earthquake hits during the onset...

Coronavirus Heroes: Dr. Angela Dunn

Londoners in 1854 were outraged when Dr. John Snow removed the handle from a neighborhood well, rendering it useless because he suspected the water was contaminated with cholera. Never mind that the...

Heather Hayes