Who We Are – Carl Evenson

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Fly Fishing Department Buyer and Lead Fly-Fishing Guide Sturtevants Fly Fishing Department Buyer and Lead Fly-Fishing Guide Carl Evenson defines what a passionate fisherman is all about and is just one of the reasons we are so fortunate to have him on board. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Carl has lived in some great fly-fishing towns including Steamboat, CO, Durango, CO, … Read More

Who We Are – Karen Nestor

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Apparel and Accessory Expert After Karen and her husband, Pete, sold their specialty sports stores in Pennsylvania, Karen sent us a very brief e-mail: “How would you like two over qualified people with absolutely no desire for advancement?”  We knew Karen and Pete well so our reply was even shorter: “When can you get here?” Karen arrived in Ketchum December … Read More

Who We Are – Kate Dondero

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Assistant Apparel Buyer Kate Dondero is a life long local of the Wood River Valley, born in 1984 in the original St. Moritz hospital in Sun Valley.  “Sun Valley has been my home base all my life. My dad is from San Fran and my mother from Seattle. They have been coming here their whole life and met in Sun … Read More

Who We Are – Steve Ashburn

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Ski Boot and Footwear Expert If you have lived in the Wood River Valley for any decent period of time, there is no doubt that you have heard of Steve Ashburn.  When we live in an area that is so dedicated and passionate about skiing and winter sports, we regard our veterans and experts of the sport with the utmost … Read More

Who We Are – Curt Williams

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Ski Equipment, Footwear, and Fishing Expert “I’m still alive after all the crazy things I’ve done!” If you are a patron of Sturtevants, then there is no doubt that you know Curt Williams.  He is one person who is difficult to forget with his upbeat attitude, radiant personality, and a smile that seems impossible to wipe off his face.  Although … Read More

Who We Are – Crisane Cook

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Hockey Buyer and Purchasing Manager On a team like the one we have at Sturtevants of Sun Valley, every employee works hard and everyone does their part.  To say this about Crisane Cook would be an understatement.  In the 20 years that Crisane has worked for Sturtevants, she has become the glue that holds it all together. A 37 year … Read More

Who We Are – Maria Simms

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Main Store Manager and Apparel Buyer Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Maria is a life-long skier from the high altitude Sangre de Cristo Mountains. She grew up skiing in Taos Ski Valley and Santa Fe Ski Basin, which has a base at over 10,000 ft. Maria started working in the ski industry at age 14.  It all started in the … Read More

Who We Are – Todd Byle

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Bike and Rental Buyer Todd grew up in the hills outside Salem, Oregon.  Learning to power slide his big wheel on the rain soaked hills near his home, he adapted those skills to a two-wheeled bike and a pair of skis. Then in his twenties he brought his passion for outdoor sports to the retail service world.  Getting a college … Read More

Who We Are – Jim Santa

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Ski Equipment and Footwear Buyer, Guide Jim Santa isn’t your typical outdoorsmen.  He takes advantage of every recreational activity the valley has to offer on a daily basis, never doing so halfheartedly.  This is but one reason he is a great choice to guide and instruct anywhere in valley be it fishing, hiking, biking, or cross country skiing. Jim is … Read More