There is just nothing like hiking on a trail through the mountains on a beautiful sunny day.
Feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, blue-sky overhead, the earth under your feet and always wondering what is in store around that next bend in the trail. It's that enjoyment, curiosity and wonder that keeps you pushing down the trail and life is no different. Through the ups and downs you never know where you will end up but you keep pushing ahead taking in everything life has to offer. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, my best friends and I spent most of our lives together in the outdoors. Our summers were consumed by hiking, camping and fishing and we devoted our time to snowboarding in the winter. This lifestyle was very familiar and comfortable to us, but in 2009 -at 22 years old- we were nearing the end of our path in college surrounded by uncertainty. We had no idea where our trail would lead once we set foot into the "real world". Jobs for college grads were few and far between due to the poor economy and the idea of taking a traditional "white-collar" path after college terrified the both of us.
A few months after graduating college, we forged our own path and decided to start a new brand of backpacks. Our never-ending love for the outdoors and refusal to settle led to the birth of MHM. This passion is carried directly into the quality and innovation of the packs we make. Why did we choose backpacks? Well we believe that backpacks are one of the single most important items people use. Whether you are trekking through the woods or going to work and school, people need an efficient way to carry their belongings without having to balance it on their heads or strain their backs.
The term "corporate" does not apply to us and it never will. We are a couple of guys, just like you, who love being outside doing what we love. Spending time on the trail and talking to people directly about what they want in a backpack is what inspires our designs. Our packs do not follow a traditional path either as they bring a new and fresh perspective to the pack world. Using only the best fabrics and an over-obsessive attention to detail has produced what we believe to be the best packs out there. The quality, unique features and compartmentalized design are like nothing else. We truly hope you enjoy using our packs as much as we've enjoyed designing them for you. When hiking in the backcountry it's all about the little things so remember "we've got your back" no matter where your path leads. Hope to see you out there!
President & Founder | Product Development Manager
- Age: 26
- Hometown: Golden, Colorado
- Favorite Band: Less Than Jake
- Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- Favorite Movie: Superbad
- Favorite Food: Smash Burger (yes, it's a food group) or Mexican
- Interests: Snowboarding, fly-fishing, backpacking, camping, going to baseball (Rockies) games, off-roading, beer enthusiast
- Contact: Jpopp@mhmgear.com
Jeff grew up in the foothills near Golden, Colorado about 15 miles west of Denver. He was introduced to camping before he could even walk and grew to love the outdoors at a very young age, going camping and fishing with his family.By sixth grade Jeff found a new obsession in snowboarding to keep him busy in the winter and it quickly became a huge part of his life. He spent every winter snowboarding with his family and friends riding about 60-70 days per season. In high school Jeff began competing in small slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions and this is the point where he began to pursue snowboarding as a sport.
In 2004, Jeff decided to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder because of its close proximity to the mountains and had one of the best snowboarding teams in the nation. As a freshman, Jeff was placed on the University of Colorado Snowboard Team (CUST) where he spent most of college practicing, traveling and competing with the team. He led the team as captain for last three of the five years he competed for the school. During this time, the team brought back two national championships and Jeff was honored as a First Team All-American his senior year.
Vice President | Brand Manager
- Age: 29
- Hometown: Loveland, Colorado
- Favorite Band: Blink-182
- Favorite TV Show: The Office
- Favorite Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
- Favorite Food: Pho
- Interests: Snowboarding, Photography, Wakeboarding, Motorcycling, Camping, Tattoos, Denver sports
- Contact: Casey@mhmgear.com
Casey was born in Boulder and grew up in Loveland, Colorado. As a kid he enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was camping, fishing, snowboarding or riding motorcycles with his dad and brothers. Always active, Casey enjoyed playing all sports, especially baseball and football. In high school he stayed active in various sports and clubs. While not in school, he could be found gallivanting around with his friends.
Casey graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Marketing. After holding jobs and internships with the Denver Broncos and Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Casey started working for Quiksilver and quickly became an Area Manager. During this time he met Jeff, President of MHM, and soon after started helping with the business as much as possible.
While not working Casey enjoys snowboarding, traveling, live music and photography. More recently, Casey won the Transworld Snowboarding Photo Contest 2 years in a row as well as the Echodemic Photo Contest and Powdertools Contest while having photos published in national publications. He spends as much time as he can with his lady friend and his French bulldog, Monroe.
Executive Creative Director | IT Manager
- Age: 21
- Hometown: Denver, Colorado
- Favorite Band: Mumford and Sons
- Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
- Favorite Movie: Taken, Pineapple Express
- Favorite Food: Sushi
- Interests: Skiing, Photography, Design, Camping, Cars, and Traveling
- Contact: Patrick@mhmgear.com
Patrick Crowley grew up in Denver, Colorado but spent most of his childhood away from the city streets, traversing the various Colorado mountainsides he truly called home.
After graduating from high school, Patrick chose to continue his education at University of Colorado at Boulder a place where he could study his passion, Architecture, as well as stretch his ski bum legs during the winter months.
He has worked as a graphic designer for Factory Design Labs, a Denver based marketing Firm, as well as for his own company 3Zero3 Design Labs. He also held down jobs with Flylow, Patagonia, and now works as the Executive Creative Director for the one and only MHM.
Since then his responsibilities have expanded to include brand design, trade booth design and just as a general creative consultant. Patrick's hobbies include skiing, hiking, biking and general merriment. When he isn't busy working three jobs, going to school, or exploring the mountains, he spends his time truffle hunting and running his own Booze Cruise. His passion for the mountains and Colorado shines through in his design aesthetic and his genuine support of MHM.