Team HC

Bubba (President)

Bubba SloanBubba is our fearless leader. He has been outfitting Atlanta since 1975 and is an originator in the Outdoor Industry. Bubba has traveled the world and knows more about what you need to complete your adventure in comfort and style than any other.

Glenn (Buyer)

GlennGlenn is our backpacking extraordinaire and leader of the pack. He Thru-hiked the Appalachain Trail in 2007 and has packed through many parts of America. If you need some help planning your next backpacking trip then Glenn is the guy to ask for. Glenn is also our guru on family camping and an expert on the use of the Big Green Egg. As the official buyer for High Country Outfitters, Glenn is always out testing new gear and making sure HC has the best products to make all your outdoor adventures not only a reality but a joy you will tell your friends and family about for a lifetime.

John (General Manager)

Our StaffJohn began his journey with High Country the minute he learned to crawl. After 4 years at Auburn University and 1 year in the The Tetons, John was named our General Manager and is in charge of daily operations. When he's not in the shop, you can find John paddling on the Hooch, surfing in the ocean, or climbing in the mountains. "A wise man was told me, never say no to a trip." 

 

Caroline (Buckhead Manager)

Our GuidesCaroline is the Buckhead shop manager and High Country's stand up paddleboard yoga instructor.  She is a graduate of Auburn University, is fluent in Spanish and is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.  "I am passionate about so many things but live to outfit others! I have spent a great deal of my life traveling and when I am not on a trip, I want to help others get psyched for their own adventures!"

 

 

Warren (Ansley Mall In Midtown Manager)

Our GuidesWarren is an Atlanta-area native, graduate of the University of Georgia and is our Ansley Mall store manager.  As an Eagle Scout, he has backpacked, camped, fished and paddled through much of the Southeast and beyond.  Where he once relied on High Country to outfit him for his scouting excursions, he now brings his knowledge and experience to High Country's Midtown customers. Warren loves talking gear and Big Green Egg with anyone and everyone, and would love to show you which jacket is right for you or how to cook the perfect steak.  He has also traveled abroad extensively, so come talk to him about your next trip! When not in the shop, Warren can be found trying his hand at climbing, stand up paddleboarding on the 'Hooch, or enjoying some live music from Athens and back.

Miles (Avenue In East Cobb Manager)

Our Guides

 Miles was born and raised here in Atlanta, and can show you all the best places to climb, hike, paddle and fish. Miles has experience in the footwear industry working at various running stores around the southeast. Whether its boots, sandals, running shoes or flip flops, he is the best in the biz at finding you the correct fit.  An aspiring sport climber and boulderer, you're sure to find Miles at the Southeast's best crags. Any advice you may need on the Big Green Egg, Miles is sure to have a hot tip or two. His recent interest in graphic design led him to become our lead artist. Look for Miles' tee shirt and hat designs to hit the store this fall season! 

 

 

 

 

Marley (High Country Mascot)

Our GuidesMarley is High Country's Sweetheart!  The Buckhead Store is her home, but if you're lucky, you can catch her coppin' a belly rub at the East Cobb location. 

 

 

 

Our Esteemed Floor Staff

Ladka

Ladka"The tall girl with the strange accent...and before you ask...I'm from the Czech Republic. I've been part of the High Country team for 7 years. If you have questions about local hikes alongside the Chattahoochee - I'll probably have the answer.

So far I've managed to visit over 20 countries on 3 continents, 25 out of 58 US national parks...and I'm running out of refrigerator space for all my magnets.

Have been climbing for the past 12 years, indoors and all around southeast. Favorite place to climb? Red River Gorge and Foster Falls! Lately I've been trying my luck with stand up paddleboarding."

Stuart

Our GuidesStuart is an Atlanta native and has been both a student and Instructor for Outward Bound and NOLS. He has worked from the Everglades to Glacier Bay and everywhere in between. Stuart has lived in Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and North Carolina where he professionally guided Sea Kayaking, Backcountry Snowboarding, and Backpacking trips. He is a certified WEMT, ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor, Level 2 Avalanche trained and LNT certified. Stuart has been part of the High Country family for three years. Next time you're in the shop, be sure to ask him about his "FOR REAL" Sasquatch sighting.