Meet the Marmots
Meet the Owner!
The Hoarding Marmot is the brainchild of Dana Drummond.
"I've had the opportunity to live, climb, ski, and adventure in a lot of places around the world but Alaska really stands out! After living here for almost 10 years, opening The Hoarding Marmot in 2015 just seemed like the right thing to do for myself and for the Southcentral Alaska outdoor community. There are so many specialized ways to adventure. Each approach requires their own select gear, which is often expensive and challenging to find used. I decided to open The Hoarding Marmot so there would be an easy way to get forgotten gear into the hands of the next excited enthusiast at a reasonable price. I hate seeing good gear go to waste, become obsolete and gather dust from lack of use. Re-use – it’s one of the big environmentally friendly R’s! There are other ways to buy and sell used items (online, yard sales, gear swaps, message boards, forums and flyers, etc.), but they are almost always time consuming and inconvenient. I'm happy to offer my experience and that of our experienced staff to help get people out into their next exploit without spending a fortune!"
Meet the Staff!
General Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meet Naomi! Naomi has been a Marmot since 2017! She’s an expert in all things Nordic Skiing and Backpacking. When she’s not at the shop, you can find her out on the trails coaching the APU Juniors and Women's Group, and leading South High School’s Nordic Ski Team as the Head Coach. Naomi also traveled to Ruka, Finland and Lillehammer, Norway with the US Ski Team as a Trail to Gold Fellow to help coach the World Cup during Period 1 in December 2022.
"I grew up in Alaska, and have had the opportunity to explore, play, and adventure in my backyard since I was little, and in doing so I fell in love with the place I call home. I have always taken to thrifting, and would voyage to Value Village and find whatever I could, so it really makes sense that I would end up working at a consignment shop. I've been around the shop since spring of 2017, have taken on the roles of Retail Manager, Training Manager and now am the General Manager of the store. I hope you can enjoy scoring on those one of a kind items as much as I do! When I'm not in the shop I'm out at Kincaid or Hillside coaching all ages in the sport I love so much. I have taken some small breaks here and there to hike the AT, coach, and to just play in the mountains. I also enjoy mountain running, biking, hiking with my mom, backpacking, and hanging out on the ocean with my partner Morgan."
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Meet Morgan! He grew up skiing here in Anchorage. Following a self-proclaimed "uneventful" ski career he began coaching at Dimond in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. He's also worked as a legal assistant, deckhand and a captain and has almost finished more degrees than you've ever thought of starting.
Currently he's managing our website and online orders here at the shop! When he’s not behind the screen, he can be found hand flexing and fitting Nordic skis, performing all of our handyman duties, and brainstorming ways to improve efficiency in the shop. He’s also one of the founders and the composites engineer for Sixty First Parallel, an Anchorage based nordic ski equipment company we carry here in the shop.
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Shop Floor Supervisor
Meet Abby! She’s a recent transplant from Michigan who graduated from Northern Michigan University in the UP (upper peninsula of Michigan) with a degree in outdoor recreation and a minor in sustainability.
She loves climbing, trail running, and farming, especially growing her own organic food. She enjoys knitting and sewing - she’s currently making some hats! In the winter, she downhill skis. Oh, and she loves coffee! Give Abby a warm welcome to Alaska & The Hoarding Marmot!
Meet Miles! He’s new to the Marmot Madness as of the end of September. Originally from Chugiak, AK, Miles is a junior at Alaska Pacific University (APU). He is a Nordic ski coach for Chugiak High School as well as Alaska Nordic Racing. When Miles isn’t coaching, working, or in classes, you can find him mountain running, Nordic skiing, dabbling in the backcountry on skis, or fishing! Welcome to the team Miles!