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Big Agnes Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Hire and Promotions

June 2, 2023

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Calvin Bond, Backbone Media,

Steamboat Springs, Colo. (June 2, 2023) Big Agnes, the Steamboat-Springs-based outdoor equipment brand, today announced the hiring of Jim Trombly as the Director of Product Design & Development, along with the announcement of four additional promotions within the Big Agnes team. Trombly joins Big Agnes with 23-years of experience in the outdoor industry with brands like Mountain Safety Research, Thermarest, Sierra Designs and Patagonia, and will work alongside the product team to help bolster new product design and development.

“It is exciting to become part of the Big Agnes family and relocate to the mountains,” said Trombly. “I have a passion for the outdoors and the products that compliment being out there, so earning an opportunity to work with such a well-known and driven brand like Big Agnes made for an easy decision.”

In addition to hiring Trombly, Big Agnes is proud to announce the promotion of four exceptional individuals within its workforce. These advancements reflect the company’s commitment to recognizing and building talent from within, driving its continued success and growth in the industry.

The following individuals have been promoted to pivotal roles in their respective departments:

  • Esther Drebelbis, who previously held the position of Marketing Specialist has been promoted to Brand Manager. Drebelbis has shown a commitment to excellence and will now help share her expertise and leadership to further strengthen the brand.
  • Kayt Gary has held several positions in the accounting department and has been promoted to Director of Finance. Gary has been with the company for eight years and oversees all daily accounting functions.
  • Katie Hughes, previously Senior Brand Manager, has been promoted to Director of Marketing. With nine years of outstanding performance, Hughes has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a deep understanding of Big Agnes’ core values.
  • Alex Geller, formerly Global Operations Manager, has been elevated to Director of Operations. Geller has been with Big Agnes for 12 years and in his new role leads all company efforts related to global fulfillment and distribution, business systems and logistics.

“We are continuing to invest in our people here at Big Agnes while strengthening the team with key hires, such as Jim,” said Bill Gamber, co-founder and president of Big Agnes. “I’m excited to work with each of these strong leaders to continue building our global brand awareness and increasing sales and distribution.”



About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2021. The company produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents, packs, insulated apparel, camp furniture and now backpacks. For more information, visit or call 1-877-554-8975.