Jim Purdy has worked in the Outdoor Industry since 1979 and has been a rep in the Pacific Northwest since 1991. Originally from Boise, ID Jim moved to Seattle, WA in 1987 to pursue his career in the outdoor industry and the sports that inspire him. For many years he was active in the local climbing community and more recently has become involved in SCUBA, distance running, and cycling. Purdy Associates, Inc. was formed in 1997 when Jim bought the rep company he had worked for since 1991. The company name was changed to Waypoint Outdoor in 2007.