Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brodie "Employee of the Moment"

Full Name: Brodie
Age (optional): 34yrs.
GW Position: Mail Order Manager
Weight (optional): 160lbs. (although I’ve gone and busted up my foot so now it’s like 165 lbs)
Height (optional): 5'11"
Athletic Ability: advanced, athletic, competitive, weekend warrior

Is Brodie your REAL name, or your stage name?
Brodie is my given middle name. My stage name is Mr. Wonderful.

Mr. & Mrs. Wonderful!

Well Mr. Wonderful, What are you wonderful at?
I’m wonderful at a whole slew of things. Just look 2 questions down for this answer.

Where did you grow up? Hometown?
Lander, Wyoming

Gear West must be pretty special!

What childhood sports did you or didn’t you do?
I played anything as a child.

I do not like them,
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Any sweet sports achievements or personal victories?
I was the 5th best Nordic skier in Wyoming way back when. 10th best my senior year (don’t ask but the lower number did involve a girl....). JO Alternate my junior year in high school. I suppose my personal victory would be the sweet fire pit/patio I built this summer. Oh and beating all the Halo games on Legendary (well, still attempting the new one.)

College/Secondary Education/Degrees/Philosophies?
BS in Agroecology (it’s a growing things degree)

What did you grow in Wyoming?
Well, I personally didn’t grow anything in Wyoming. I just learned how to grow things in Wyoming. Here’s the deal, I was fixin’ on being a golf course superintendent at the time.

Through your life experiences, how did you find your way to Gear West?
Internet--ordered skis on closeout from!

It seems you selected the in-store pickup!

How did those skis work out for you?
These were some pretty kickin’ skis. I achieved a top ten finish at the West Yellowstone Rendezvous race on the closeout RCS Skate skis.

Was it the SELECTION or VALUE that sold it…Or was it the WISDOM?
Well, if you must know, it was the Selection of great skis, the value for which I could buy from the selection of great skis, and the wisdom of the fine folks in mail order for being able to fit my greatly selected skis!


How long have you been working at Gear West?
7 years

What is the most interesting aspect of working at Gear West?
Waiting to hear what will be played in the mail order room.

What do you hear?
Musically there’s everything played in our hovel from The Statler Brothers to that screaming and yelling music Sven makes us listen too. My fav. is the Hair Band days.

What drives you in this business?
The Barth, baby, The Barth! And the challenge of using my knowledge finding that great ski from our great selection of skis at great value!

The Barth is FANTASTIC! Coming to a race near you!

What do you do at Gear West?
Wasn't this answered in the 'GW Position' section?

Maybe. OK! What are your day-to-day activities?
Do you really have the space for what I do? Okay here goes: process order, run around the store picking items for the orders, boxing up the orders for shipping, staying on top of our V2 inventory, picking and fitting skis (with Sven’s great help), taking orders on the phone, catching fraud orders online, drinking way too much coffee, providing general surliness to balance out Lynne’s general joyness, and I could go on.

Do you have any strengths/weaknesses?
I have a weakness of admitting to my weaknesses, but I'm strong at not admitting to my weaknesses so it all balances out!

Kinda like 1 + -1=0?