Danny Giovale founded Kahtoola in 1999 and is the president of the company. Passionate about the outdoors and equally so about designing and making outdoor gear, he is closely involved with the product development and daily activities at Kahtoola. He enjoys mountain adventures and spending time with his wife and kids. He loves a bad pun and is sometimes found laughing at his own jokes.
Chris was born in California, and raised in Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design, he headed straight to Kahtoola where he does product design and engineering. He has fun spending time with his girlfriend Sue and their two dogs, Sadie and Spock. Although Chris enjoys just about every outdoor activity, he favors climbing and backpacking, and especially loves exploring the Grand Canyon. He also enjoys traveling and so far has made trips to Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Italy, and two trips to China.
Hilary has lived in Flagstaff, AZ since 1989. Moving to Flagstaff gave her an incredible love for the outdoors and being outside as much as possible. So when she got the opportunity to work for Kahtoola starting in 2006, she jumped at the chance. In her spare time Hilary enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and their two dogs Skye and Annie hiking, and playing ball.
Amy was born and raised in Southern California, but her family moved to Flagstaff in the 80′s. She now resides with her son Tyler, husband Charley, and three dogs, Suzie, Bones and Roxy. When Amy is not working at Kahtoola taking care of customer service or sending out packages, you will find her fishing the many lakes of Northern Arizona or hiking in the forest. She loves to spend time in her little back yard farm with her geese Bonnie & Clyde, chickens, and garden.
Laura was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ. and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, so it was only natural that she found her way into crunching numbers at Kahtoola. Her adventures have taken her all around the world, from skiing in Chile to snorkeling in Greece. In the summertime she enjoys spending time with friends and paddle boarding with her dog Curly (yes, Curly rides on the paddleboard!). She is passionate about all things winter and especially loves skiing, and can be found on the local mountain every chance she gets.
Eric was born and raised in Kane, Pennsylvania. Being in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest (here is some home region love http://pawilds.com) Eric was able to play outdoors in all seasons and enjoys everything from biking to gigging. Heading out west to attend college Eric became hooked on the West and particularly Arizona. When contacting Kahtoola you can snag Eric if you need anything regarding sales or our awesome products (Eric’s Favorite Product – The KTS STEEL)! Eric also loves bacon and cookies.
Vance was born and raised in Arizona. At Kahtoola he gets to make the sweet products that our customers get to play with. He enjoys building Kahtoola snowshoes and crampons, mostly in house, by hand. When not in the shop bending metal he spends most of his free time on his dirt bike. He also enjoys hiking in Sedona with his girlfriend Akasha and furry family member Nixon. When not at work or play you can find him at the local gym every chance he gets.
Jeremiah moved to Flagstaff from Seattle in 2009 and immediately fell in love with Northern Arizona. A food and wine obsessed Koreanophile that loves hiking, swimming, and building Kahtoola products. Jeremiah enjoys living life to its fullest and all that his mountain town has to offer.