Sean - Founder & Owner
After retiring from 20 years in the military, Sean (aka E-Van), left Virginia Beach and headed straight to the Rocky Mountains in Idaho to start a new life in 2014. He taught himself how to ski with the help of some friends then worked as a pro ski patroller for three years. He kicked off Thirty Seconds Out in 2015. When asked what he does for a living, he tells people that he sells t-shirts on the internet. These days, you can find his designs on firefighters and first responders around the world, special ops teams from dozens of nations, Formula race car drivers, strength athletes, climbers, investment bankers in Manhattan, machines on GM factory floors, and even kids just out riding their bikes in the dirt.
Sean learned a ton of lessons during his time in service. Specifically, working in small teams and doing dicey work with extremely high consequences. He found these lessons to be universally beneficial and not confined to the world of the military and wanted to share them with whoever out there was interested, through the medium of art and design.
Authenticity, fearlessness, critical thinking, integrity, bettering ourselves and the world around us are Sean’s essential values. He cares for his employees like family and values his customers like close friends. When not working on his business, Sean is constantly learning, consuming books and podcasts like mad. He is an avid rock and ice climber, loves skiing, trail running, traveling and spending time with his lady, Tamra.
Tamra - Director of Human Resources
Tamra officially joined Thirty Seconds Out in the beginning of 2019, six months after relocating to Sun Valley, Idaho from the east coast. She typically handles the least sexy stuff for the business – payroll, communicating with our accountants, new hire docs, administrative stuff, etc. She also manages the Thirty Seconds Out LinkedIn page. Sometimes she takes part in photoshoots for our merch, so you might recognize her from product listings and Instagram. Her most important role, however, is helping keep Evan grounded and is his main sounding board as the team explores new ideas. When not doing HR things, Tamra works on her own entrepreneurial endeavor, as an Integral Empowerment Coach. Outside of working, Tamra is a part-time Zumba Fitness Instructor, loves to rock-climb, ski, hike, paddle-board, dance, read, travel, and volunteer at the local animal shelter so she can snuggle cats.
Conor - Warehouse & Fulfillment Manager
Originally from Malibu, Conor traded the bustle and the beach for the quiet mountain life and two planks about six years ago. And we are so grateful he did. Conor runs a pretty tight warehouse and is known to follow through with almost all of our unique client requests on their orders. As one of our most tenured team members, Conor joined the crew around June 2018. He can be on the quiet side, but when you least expect it, you’ll get caught off guard by his witty sense of humor. He highly values peace of mind, but he is probably the guy you might lose your shit at when the post office loses your order. He and his team will do their absolute best to get it resolved. As we continue to grow, Conor has taken on a managerial role, overseeing our fulfillment and customer service team. In addition, Conor handles our marketing and majority of social media.
Small heads up: he is a truly dedicated skier, so consider using priority mail for your order if you want it shipped out on a big powder day. When he is not answering the more complex customer service questions, or interacting with you on social media, managing the warehouse, or skiing pow, he is likely jamming on his guitar.
Hailey - International Buying Manager
Hailey is a true Idaho native. She actually grew up in Hailey, ID, though not named after her own town. She recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA. She has two degrees, an A.A. in Merchandise Marketing and a B.S. in Business Management. Hailey enjoys hiking and is a self-proclaimed “HUGE foodie!” She loves to travel, as she has spent a lot of time traveling in Europe, and now is tackling our local 50 states. Family is important to her, as are her lifelong buddies. She feels lucky to have some great people in her life - her true ride or dies. Hailey is our International Buying Manager. She is our market space researcher & buyer, always on the lookout for new cool samples of various potential products, including helping us become a more sustainable brand. She works with all of our vendors and dabbles in social media modeling! She partners with our Fulfillment Manager to ensure all three of our locations are stocked. We are stoked she is actually able to apply her merchandising degree to help us scale up so we can offer you more great things, but also help us make sure we stay true to our values. Hailey is a kind, smiling, bad-ass!