Sherpa Adventure Gear today announced that Drew Runberg has joined the company to assist the apparel design and development team led by Amy Lietz Roberts.

“Drew is a talented and ready team worker who will help see our apparel design from concepts to materials selection to final completion,” said Lietz Roberts.

Runberg, who is from Beaverton, Oregon, is a graduate of Oregon State University in 2012 with degrees in apparel design and merchandising management. Following his graduation, he interned with Black Diamond in apparel development, and, before his studies, he held a design internship with Hlaska, the San Francisco-based bag, apparel and accessory maker.

While Runberg is new to the outdoor industry, he brings a background of nearly 10 years of work with Diode Laser Concepts, where he learned hands-on manufacturing and ultimately became an Assistant Engineer. Runberg says the experience gave him an appreciation of small, family-owned businesses that often call for an ‘all hands on deck’ approach but also offer the opportunity to be a significant contributor to the business’ success.

Drew is based in Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Kent, Washington office, and is happy to be back in the Northwest where he can easily pursue his after hours activities that include running, cycling, backpacking and climbing.

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