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Tyler T. Ray

Backcountry Skier, Outdoor Entrepreneur, Rad Dad  Image
Hometown Bridgton, Maine
Current Town North Conway, New Hampshire
Instagram @tylertray

Tyler was born and raised in the mountain-and-lakes region of western Maine. After several attempts at city living, the draw of the mountains became too strong. He and his family accepted the fate of mountain life and moved 30 minutes from his birthplace in North Conway, New Hampshire. Tyler is the owner of Backyard Concept (BYC), an outdoor advocacy and professional services firm specializing in legal, consulting, management and events serving the outdoor industry. Tyler’s deeply committed to living the mountain life whether he's skiing the steeps of Mt. Washington, biking out the back door, or catching fastballs from his sons Nelson and Levi while his wife Anne (and their kitty Lumi) keeps all three boys in order.

Which of Stio's values personally align to you?

Innovation is a value I treasure because it challenges me to think outside the box and see things differently, often more creatively, and that one way is not the only way.

How do you create balance in your daily life?

Getting my heart rate above 160.

What is a bucket list activity you have yet to do or a place that you have yet to go?

Skiing in Alaska—to find out what kind of steep skier I really am.

What is your go-to workout music?

Goose. Any show, any album. #honk

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone who wants to pursue a life of mountain sports and adventures?

Do it. There's no playbook on how to make it happen, just a calculated leap of faith. If you only live once, you might as well give it a try. You'll be glad you did.