Roj comes from a slightly different background from the typical seasoned outdoor industry veteran. High School didn’t really work for him so he started commercial crab fishing in Alaska at the age of 17, allowing him 6 to 8 months a year to pursue his climbing and ski addiction all over the globe. Timing, luck and the ability to be the eternal“B Squad Guy’ earned him sponsored athlete contracts with Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, La Sportiva and Adidas Eyewear, leading to 7 years with the BD sales team in the Pacific Northwest.
Roj brings his avid product knowledge to the brands served by Waypoint from a ridiculous amount of time getting his ass kicked in the Bering Sea to multiple day, week, month-long gruelfests playing and suffering in the mountains on the side of a cliff.
He resides in Edmonds, Washington with his lingerie model wife Merridy, and their daughter Maya, minutes from Waypoint HQ, trying to resist the beckoning urge of kitesurfing.