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Hi, I’m Doug Ryan, founder and chief editor of Endless Rush Outdoors. Feel free to contact us at any time. We love discussing gear and outdoor fun.

What is Endless Rush Outdoors?

Endless Rush Outdoors was originally started as a ski blog. I’ve always been a gear nerd and spend way too much time researching and checking out new ski and biking gear. One day one of my ski friends pointed out that I’m the go to person whenever he needs to get something new. Endless Rush Outdoors was born out of a desire to spread our knowledge and enthusiasm for outdoor fun. We originally started as a skiing blog, we enough a lot of summer activities too such as paddleboarding, sailing, biking, and camping.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide in depth gear reviews and how to articles to help you enjoy outdoor activities. We want you to feel like you have experienced and seen everything about a piece of gear after reading about it here. We provide lots of images and measurements and comparisons to help you understand which piece of gear is the best. We tend to be more beginner focused with most of our content. We understand that a lot of activities can be very intimidating to try the first time.

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Steve, Stacey. Doug and friends paddleboarding

Meet the staff

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Doug Ryan
Founder & Chief Editor

I grew up back east in Pennsylvania and learned to ski on a family trip to Killington, Vermont when I was 6. I immediately fell in love with the mountains and have skied across the US and Canada on the east and west coasts and the midwest. I have a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability and am a complete gear nerd. Nothing excites me more than trying out something new. These days I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and do as much skiing in the winter and paddling and sailing in the summer.

Paddling Author Steve

Steve Reed
Staff Writer | Water Sports

Steve spent his time growing up in South Carolina doing as much as possible on the water. He is an avid stand up paddleboarder and kayaker and loves hitting the lakes and rivers near home. He is a competitive sailor and has competed in sailing at the collegiate level as well as 7 Mackinac Island races.

Paddlling Author 2

Stacey Williams
Staff Writer | Paddling

Stacey moved to Michigan from Seattle. She loves to paddleboard, kayak, snowboard and is also an avid runner. She goes paddle boarding almost every weekend during the summer on the lakes and rivers in Michigan. She been known to abuse an Epic and Ikon Pass doing trips out west with her college friends. She is also an electric vehicle enthusiast and loves riding around on e-bikes, scooters, and electric cars.