Staff Bio: Chris Cartier, Head Bike Tech

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We caught up with our Head Bike Tech, Chris Cartier, to ask him a little bit about himself, his favorite bikes and what he likes to do outside.

 

OGE: How long have you been working at the OGE?

Chris: 4 years.

 

 

OGE: How long have you been working on bikes?

Chris: Pretty much since I can remember. Since I was little.

 

 

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Published:March 19, 2015 View Post

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Forrest Lagacé: Artist, Web Designer, Developer, Shredder

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Name: Forrest Lagacé

From: Fountain City, WI

Primary Sports: Skiing, white water paddling, biking

Years At OGE: 3

OGE: How did you end up in VT?

FL: I got tired of the corporate life. Out of college I worked in the steel industry doing quality assurance. It just wasn’t the right place for me so I decided to leave the position and take a break. I am an outdoors person … Read more >>

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Published:August 31, 2012 View Post

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Melissa McNeil: OGE’s Footwear Specialist

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Melissa MeNeil is OGE’s Retail Specialist for footwear, and OGE’s customer service specialist. She’s originally from Peculiar, MO, but Melissa has lived in the Midwest, Rockies, Alaska and Mexico as well as Vermont. Ashland, WI, Rancho El Nogal close to Yepachi in the state of Chihauhua, Mexcio, Setnet site off the coast of Kodiak Island, AK, a car outside of Missoula MT and Jackson Hole, WY were her homes before … Read more >>

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Published:August 2, 2011 View Post

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Scott Hook: Web Developer and Master Family Camper

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Scott Hook, OGE’s web developer extraordinaire, is a native Vermonter. He’s lived in Texas and Hawaii, but had the good sense to come back to the Green Mountains. For the past seven years, Scott has worked his programming magic on GearX.com, while hiking and camping with his wife, Jessica, and his two sons. Scott’s last adventure was hiking Mount Pisgah, which overlooks Lake Willoughby in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. And this … Read more >>

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Published:July 11, 2011 View Post

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Chris Cartier: Climber, World Traveler, OGE Staff

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Chris Cartier is a new addition to the OGE family, though he is not new to Burlington. Chris has spent the last year traveling and he says that while he loved being on the road, he missed the community that Burlington and OGE provide.

Chris was born and raised in Hopkinton, MA. Growing up, his dad was always taking the family camping on Cape Cod or hiking in the White … Read more >>

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Published:July 7, 2011 View Post

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Joshua Stephen: Buys The Goods, Skis The Woods

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Joshua Stephen, 42, is OGE’s Hard Goods and Ski Department buyer. Josh, more commonly known as Grizz, joined the OGE team in 1998, and he’s been a fixture ever since. Grizz is originally from  Lynnfield, MA, but he’s lived all over Northern Vermont from Stowe to Randolph. Currently he is a homeowner in Hinesburg, where he resides with his lovely wife Kate, sometimes called Lady Grizz. This July, baby Grizz … Read more >>

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Published:June 22, 2011 View Post

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Ethan “Heady” Garceau: A Slackliner, Not A Slacker

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Ethan Garceau, OGE’s Sign Master Flex (that means that Ethan creates all signage at OGE, both witty and straight informational) has been an OGE fixture for four years. Originally from Shapleigh, ME, Garceau came to Vermont to attend college at UVM. Though he still frequents UVM social events, he spends most of his time rock climbing and tele skiing. “I also enjoy slacklining on my off days, riding my bike, … Read more >>

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Published:June 15, 2011 View Post

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