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our mission statement: encourage happiness

our motto: quit your day job

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WALKABOUT

The journey begins back in 1991 with a love of farmers' markets and serving customers.
Fast forward to today and Tina & Kirk's vision for a local outdoor supplies store is now in 7 locations across Virginia.

LOVE & BIZ

1991-1995
During high school and then college, Tina made and sold baked goods and jams at the local farmers' markets - before farmers markets were even cool. She fell in love with serving customers!

1999
Kirk quit his day job and hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail. Trail name: Flying Monkey

2004
Tina & Kirk meet and fall in love.
Kirk begins to think of work options that wouldn't require him to travel so often so that he can spend more time with Tina. 

Kirk uses his Eagle Scout and AT thru-hiker experiences and Tina uses her knowledge and experience of running a small retail business to launch Walkabout Outfitter.

MAKING THE OUTDOORS INCLUSIVE

The vision for their outfitter store was shaped by those Kirk visited along the Appalachian Trail, small but very friendly establishments, along with Tina's idea of creating a more inclusive environment where it doesn't matter who you are, thru-hiker or person who would rather stay urban, will enjoy the experience in Walkabout.

Tina & Kirk opened the first Walkabout Outfitter in Lexington, VA in 2005.

After the success of the first location, more stores popped up in Harrisonburg, Blacksburg, Richmond, Roanoke, and Williamsburg.

MEET OUR TEAM OF OUTDOOR EXPERTS.

We are so proud of the team we've put together to share our love of the outdoors. Each of them has their own experience with nature that they love sharing with others in the store and across our social media platforms.

We highly encourage you to meet them and ask about the local spots your "outdoor enthusiast" heart must check out!

Team member

TINA & KIRK

Owners

Team member

SUZ

Chief Executive Officer

Vince, District Manager

VINCE

District Manager

Team member

RICH

Buyer

Team member

LEIGH

Bookkeeper

Team member

CONNIE

Office Assistant

Team member

MEGAN

Office Manager/Marketing asst.

Team member

BRYAN

Blacksburg
Store Manager

Team member

JEREMY

Harrisonburg
Store Manager

Team member

ELLIE

Lexington
Store Manager

Team member

BRENT

Richmond
Store Manager

Team member

DREW

Downtown Roanoke & Valley View
Store Manager

Spencer Williamsburg Store Manager

SPENCER

Colonial Williamsburg
Store Manager

Team member

IRINA

Blacksburg
Asst. Store Manager

Rachel Harrisonburg Assistant Store Manager

RACHEL

Harrisonburg
Asst. Store Manager

Team member

JASON

Lexington
Asst. Store Manager

Team member

DAKOTA

Richmond
Asst. Store Manager

Team member

MADISON

Downtown Roanoke
Asst. Store Manager

Team member

ANDREW

Valley View
Asst. Store Manager

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ALEX

Colonial Williamsburg
Asst. Store Manager

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