Barrett Young


My career in the Outdoor Industry grew out of a skill set and passion based in competitive running and freeride skiing. After graduating College, I worked in large scale oil production to pay-off student debt then transferred my directions back to my true passion--the outdoors. Beginning in Patagonia's Customer Service department, I quickly became a top salesperson setting records, then elevated into Wholesale Dealer Services to focus on managing specialty Retail Accounts for two years. Eventually, I became an Associate Sales Representative/Tech Rep for Patagonia in the Midwest territory. I left my successful career with Patagonia to pursue a personal opportunity in consulting and sales with a start-up branding and design firm, 89 Brands. This experience brought me back to the Truckee/Tahoe area, to help reimagine and redesign the retail experience at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. I transitioned from a consultant to full-time employee, as the redesign project quickly became more demanding than originally planned. I currently manage the Inventory and Point of Sales system at Alpenglow, along with planning Sales and Events and other various tasks.