"Samurai" Joe Valesko
Joe Valesko founded Zpacks out of his apartment in 2005. He has been designing and testing all of our gear ever since.
A Triplecrowner, Joe has over 10,000 long distance miles under his belt, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa, Tour du Mont Blanc and much more.
You can check out a complete list of Joe's Adventures here.
"Details" / Matt Favero
Matt joined Zpacks as our first employee in 2010. As our Brand Manager, he can usually be found in the middle of one of our many ongoing projects.
With thousands of hiking miles under his belt, Matt has thru-hiked the Long Trail, the Superior Hiking Trail, the Tour du Mont Blanc (twice), the Uinta Highline Trail and walked coast to coast across Scotland during The Great Outdoor Challenge in 2014 and 2019.
A full list of all of Matt's Adventures can be found here.
"Posh" / Buzz Bradley
Buzz joined the Zpacks family as our CEO in 2015. His business acumen and love for the outdoors have proven themselves to be the perfect combination for leading Zpacks into the future.
When not making deals, Buzz has found the time to conquer trails around the world from the Laugevegur Trail in Iceland, the Overland Track in Tasmania, to multiple sections of the PCT and AT.
You can find out more information on Buzz's adventures here.