Dylan Fadgen


Dylan Fadgen is a rock climbing enthusiast who comes to Moab from the small town of Kuna Idaho. He was drawn to Moab because of our endless recreation opportunities and the rich and mysterious history of humanity we have here.  Dylan has worked with Moab Gear Trader for over three months now and enjoys rock [...]

Sam Metzner


Sam has been working and living in Moab since the fall of 2017, but recently joined the Moab Gear Trader team in late 2020. She comes to us from Chapel Hill North Carolina, and enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, and hiking, all with her dog of course!  Her sport of choice is definitely mountain [...]

Reed Murray


Reed Murray comes to Moab all the way from South Dakota! River guiding brought him to Moab, and he’s been working with Moab Gear Trader since August of 2020.  Reed’s favorite outdoor activities are rafting, skiing, hiking, road biking, and doing art in nature. Rafting has to be his favorite, however. Reed has met some [...]

Resford Rouzer


Resford Rouzer is one of the rare folks in Moab who actually grew up here! We are lucky enough to have had him working at Moab Gear Trader since the fall of 2020.  Born and raised in Moab, Resford moved to Salt Lake City after high school to pursue his bachelor's and then master's degrees. [...]



Patrick comes to Moab Gear Trader all the way from Baltimore, Maryland. He was first drawn to Moab because of the beautiful landscape and the towering red cliffs and has worked with Moab Gear Trader for the last 5 months. Patrick ultimately stayed in Moab for the bike packing, trail running, plentiful photography opportunities, and [...]



Originally from San Antonio Texas, John has been a part of the Moab Gear Trader family for nearly two years now. He arrived in Moab after a stint in the AmeriCorps VISTA program where he worked at the Moab Free Health Clinic.  John loves mountain biking and trail running which lead him to stick around [...]

Lauren Hebert


Lauren Hebert has been working with Moab Gear Trader since October of 2020 and comes to us from the rainy Bainbridge Island just outside of Seattle Washington.  She was drawn to the unique landscape of Moab, having spent time climbing, backpacking, and mountain biking in our little corner of the southwest. However, it was the [...]



Emma comes to Moab Gear Trader from Aurora Illinois. She first arrived in Moab after landing an internship at Canyonlands Field Institute, a nonprofit outdoor education center. There she worked as a raft guide and was able to explore the desert of the southwest in ways that few people ever get to see. She enjoyed [...]

Sylvia Violett


Sylvia Violett is a Moab transplant that comes to us from Powell Wyoming. She spent a few years living in Denver but ultimately landed here in an effort to get a break from the big city and to spend more time with her family.  Sylvia has worked with Moab Gear Trader on and off for [...]

Nicole Katon


Nicole Katon is a much-appreciated staff member from Burlington Vermont! She wound up in Moab after a chance encounter in Fort Collins which led her to meet her fiance. Originally from Moab, he convinced her to relocate to this sunny corner of the Utah desert.  She instantly fell in love with the landscape here, albeit [...]