Sherpa Adventure Gear, a Himalayan inspired adventure gear company, announced that it has hired Noel Lemke to represent the brand in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Lemke comes to Sherpa as a seasoned representative working in the past with both Nordica and Swix Nordic gear. He left his agency 13 years ago with the opportunity to own his own retail store, Sportsman Chalet, in Bellingham, WA, which operated until 2014. Lemke returned to build his agency, Whatcom Creek Sales and will represent Sherpa Adventure Gear along with Komperdell trekking poles.

“With Noel’s experience on both sides of the business, he has a greater understanding on what owners are experiencing in specialty retailing as well as knowing what is expected of a valuable representative,” said Sherpa Adventure Gear National Sales Manager Terri Reade. “I look forward to partnering with Noel in the Pacific Northwest and building more brand awareness right here in our backyard.”  

Lemke can be reached at Whatcom Creek Sales;

Tashi Sherpa founded Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 – upon discovering that his uncles assisted Sir Edmund Hilary’s celebrated 1953 expedition to the summit of Everest – to honor his people by creating the best quality outdoor apparel made in Nepal. The company employs hundreds in Kathmandu and Nepal at its headquarters, stores, and manufacturing operations. Marketing and North American sales and distribution is based in Kent, WA.  A portion of every sale benefits the education of Sherpa children through the Paldorje Education Fund, as IRS 501(c)(3) charitable arm the company established in May 2012.