Mike Lilygren
Principal - New Product Development

A longtime expedition rock climber with a strong resume from Pakistan to Greenland to Wyoming, Mike has now turned his enthusiasm, determination and tenacity to the outdoor industry. He combines this experience with seven years of outdoor industry retail experience and over eight years of managing new product development teams. His efforts in ideation, project management, contract negotiation and category leadership have helped build strong brand and sales growth as well as award winning products such as Brunton's Epoch line of binoculars - multiple "Gear of the Year" awards from Outside, and their Nova Stove – "Editor's Choice" from Backpacker Magazine and "Best of What's New" from Popular Science.

Mike has shown strength and leadership as a part of international teams that have accomplished great goals. His belief is that with a strong team anything can be done. No summit is too high, no route too difficult, no idea impossible. Mike continues his love of outdoor adventures including hunting, climbing, skiing and cycling. His greatest love is sharing these endeavors with strong partners like his wife Suzanne and daughter McKenzie.


Cade Maestas
Principal – Supply Chain & Logistics

Cade started his career working in supply and replenishment on the USS Tennessee, a US Navy missile submarine in Kings Bay, Georgia. Cade's shore duty took him to Seattle, Washington, where he expedited mission critical supplies to deployed ships worldwide. After earning two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and qualifying in submarines Cade left the service to pursue a career in operations with Lufthansa Services Group. Wanting to get his family closer to the mountains, Cade left Lufthansa and accepted a position with Brunton, an innovative outdoor company, overseeing purchasing, warehousing, global sourcing, and logistics. During his time there he traveled extensively through Asia, where he evaluated factories, found new suppliers, simplified the supply chain, and refined his taste for baby pigeon.

Throughout his career, Cade's primary focus has been to "get it done". Whatever the challenge, whatever the barrier; he works to find a logical and efficient solution.

Cade took his first hunting trip at two months old, and continues to be passionate about all outdoor activities. An experienced mountain climber, hunter, fly fisher, and backpacker, Cade enjoys sharing his lifetime of outdoor experience with his three young children, Gabriella, Alexander, Annika and his wife Christine.


Brendon Weaver
Principal - Creative, Design and Branding

Brendon brings 10 years of experience on the creative side working in the outdoor industry as well as 38 years of designing everything from business cards to buildings. A former art teacher / football coach and current outdoor enthusiast / family guy, he has spent most of his professional career trying to make it simple, make it clean, and make it cool. His product designs have won many coveted outdoor industry awards including Outside Magazine's "Gear of the Year", Field & Stream's "Best of the Best", Men's Journal's "Best of the Best" and Camping Life's "Editor's Choice". His work has also won International "Good Design" awards as well as a place in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

While working for two of the outdoor industry's most versatile brands - Brunton and Gerber - Brendon's responsibilities included product, packaging, advertising, and web design, as well as directing brand management, trade show management and public relations.

In addition to his work in the outdoor industry, Brendon spends his time hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, snowboarding, traveling, drawing, painting and whatever else his wife Stephanie and sons, Matisse and Pruitt, throw in front of him.