Wendy is our softgoods buyer where she oversees all purchasing decisions, inventory management and visual merchandising for apparel, footwear and accessories at the Escape Route stores.
Wendy has been in the retail industry for over 25 years, buying and developing branded merchandise programs for the likes of Whistler Blackcomb, Intrawest Resorts, Revelstoke Mountain, and Salomon to name a few.
After 6 years moving around the country for her husband’s job, they decided to settle down in Squamish so their 2 boys could grow up in the Coast Mountains. In 2012, James hired Wendy to help with the buying at the Escape Route and she was keen to expand her knowledge on technical outerwear and introduce more lifestyle brands to their mix.
Outside of work, Wendy can be found trail running in the woods or up in Whistler alpine backcountry skiing. Her husband is involved in the action sports industry and their 2 boys, now 12 and 15, can be found competing in IFSA Freeride comps in the winter and BC Cup DH and enduro bike races in the summer. She is over the moon proud of their skills and loves that they are surrounded by like-minded kids who enjoy “sending it” as much as they do.
There is rarely a weekend spent relaxing at home, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!