1991-1995: Tina during high school and then college makes and sells baked goods and jams at the local farmers' markets - before farmers markets were even cool. She falls in love with serving customers!
1997: Ignorance is bliss, and 23 year old Tina quits her day job and has no clue how wild the adventure is to opening up a business. She opens up a kitchen shop, Ladles & Linens, on Main Street in Lexington, VA
1999: Kirk quits his day job and hikes the length of the Appalachian Trail. Trail name: Flying Monkey
Tina and Kirk design the Walkabout Outfitter logo depicting a person proud of their accomplishment yet humbled by their surroundings.
2007: A location next to the Ladles & Linens shop in Roanoke becomes available so Tina and Kirk decide to open a second Walkabout location.
The original Walkabout Outfitter in Lexington moves to a bigger and better location just around the corner from it's first location.
2009: A building goes up for auction in downtown Roanoke just three doors down from Walkabout's location. Tina and Kirk win the bid and move Walkabout to this new location called the “Agnew Seed Building.” The building had been in the Agnew family and used as a feed and seed building for over 100 years. Their success in that new location leads Tina and Kirk to consider expanding to other parts of Roanoke.
2010: A location becomes available in the “District” at Valley View Mall. Tina and Kirk decide this is the perfect location for a second Walkabout because it gave the feel of a downtown store with the parking convenience of a mall.
2013: Walkabout Outfitter expands to Harrisonburg, VA, opening a store on Main street.
2014: Walkabout Outfitter opens a store in Carytown, Richmond, VA.
2016: Walkabout Outfitter opens a store in Blacksburg, VA