If you’ve ever called e+k headquarters, you talked to Devan. And if you talked to Devan, you likely came away feeling less anxious about your day and a bit more optimistic as well. That’s Devan! Officially she serves as the Creative Director of Customer Experience for earth+kin. Unofficially Devan is a core part of the marketing team, working with our new Lifestyle Program participants, magazine reviews, and attempts to teach founders Bryce and Kurt how Meta and Instagram work. Devan is also the Acting Director of the earth+kin Foundation, where her heart truly lies. With a diverse background spanning Sport and Performance Psychology, Wilderness Guiding, Behavioral Health, and Customer Support, she began leading trips for the foundation this summer and has her sights set on growing those trips x5 in the summer of 2024!
So where does someone so amazing come from? Wisconsin of course! We’re pretty sure Wisconsin is known for only three things: Cheese, nice people and Miller High Life, in that order. Devan went on to play Division one collegiate soccer while studying Psychology and Business Administration, earning the Women’s Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. She then pursued a Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology, where she specialized in the mental skills integral to enhancing well-being—such as stress management, focus improvement, resilience, communication, and perspective shifting—skills best honed through experiential settings, such as sports or the outdoors….thus her passion for the earth+kin Foundation trip leading.
Outside of earth+kin, Devan serves as the Program Director for Sacred Cycle, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering female survivors of sexual trauma through therapy and mountain biking, fostering recovery, personal growth, and community. In her leisure time, she enjoys all things outdoors, such as hiking, road tripping, camping, backpacking, bikepacking, snowboarding, and more, all with her sweet Australian Shepherd mix, Gunnison, by her side. Fun Fact: Devan has spent 45 consecutive days in the backcountry ocean canoeing along Southeast Alaska’s coastline (Encountering 10 bears along the way!).
Devan looks forward to assisting you with any earth+kin questions you may have or leading a conversation about the mental tools and benefits that can be found by spending time in nature.
Tales of a Mountain Mamma
Our first bikepacking trip with EKF
Behind the scenes: Meet Devan!
More than a kind voice and gentle demeanor helping customers, Devan is an outdoor wilderness badass paving new paths at e+k!