Introducing Heidi: The New Face Behind @sierratp

We're super excited to introduce the newest member of our social team, Heidi! You'll know her as "-HK" on our @sierratp tweets, and you'll occasionally learn about her weekend adventures in Hub posts and in YouTube videos we share!

Some of us on the social media team have already had a chance to get to know Heidi â?? our blogger Andy and videographer Chris met her on Twitter, and when they learned the Wisconsin native loves adventures in the mountains, they invited her on a weekend winter camping trip in January and a hike up Square Top Mountain last fall.

Now that we get to hang out with Heidi in the office, we sat down with her for a brief chat as she begins her career at Sierra Trading Post. We'd like to introduce our newest social voice to you. -Nick

New Sierra Trading Post Twitter lead Heidi (aka @runaroundaroo) joined Sierra Trading Post recently and will be co-hosting #STPLive with our blogger Andy on Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m. MST.

Q: When you're not at work, what do you love to do?
A: If I'm not at work you'll probably find me in the mountains, or as close to them as I can get. I spend lots of quality time running, snowboarding/splitboarding, mountain biking, camping, backpacking and exploring the nooks and crannies of the mountains. In fact, the mountains are what brought my husband and I to Colorado three years ago. (Editor's note: Heidi is an incredibly accomplished long-distance runner, too!)

Q: Tell us about your favorite outdoor adventure.
A: In recent memory, hiking 14ers (peaks that exceeds 14,000 mean feet above sea level) this past summer. I spent a few stormy nights in a tent listening to lightning crack around me, which is terrifying but incredible all at the same time!

Q: What's your favorite food?
A: Um. All food. No, really. I'm not a picky eater and am hungry 97 percent of my life, and I rarely say no to trying something new. I like to get creative and have a lot of options available at all times â?? there may already be a designated "snack drawer" at my desk. Yes, an entire file cabinet drawer.

Heidi Kumm

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you most like to go?
A: Without a budget? I would backpack New Zealand then stop by the Canary Islands to hike up Mount Teide for the Northern Lights. With a budget? I'd love to explore more national parks, spend some time in the Canadian Rockies and finally visit the East Coast!

Q: "I'm most excited to start working at Sierra Trading Post because _________!" <- Fill in the blank!
A: I am excited about working for a company that wholeheartedly supports my hobbies. Seriously, a large majority of my "gear closet" has been stocked through Sierra Trading Post! I have also had a few very positive encounters with the people behind the social media platforms so I have high hopes for my future here!

Thanks, Heidi! We're looking forward to working and adventuring with you, too!

Next Thursday (March 6), Heidi will co-host our weekly Twitter chat, #STPLive, with our blogger and Twitter chat stand-in Andy. Get to know Heidi (aka @runaroundaroo) a little better and learn about her recent hut trek. Join us at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST every Thursday on Twitter. Follow the hashtag!
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Nick is a Colorado native who loves to snowboard. He is Sierra Trading Post's Facebook lead. His favorite catchphrase is "But that's the point of the Internet!"
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