The Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina (OGB) – a collective of 30+ outdoor brands based in WNC – welcomes the first paid position to their ranks, Kaylee Larkin.

Larkin, who is an active member of the greater Western North Carolina community, will fill the new role of Network Manager. Her background in promotion, sales, and events marketing make her the perfect candidate to work with the OGB to expand the boundaries of the growing outdoor community in Western North Carolina.

The position has been made possible by the POWER grant the OGB received at the end of 2018. As the Network Manager, Larkin will focus on member communication and enable the organization to expand its footprint, and impact, by adding more network partners, affiliate partners, and sponsorships.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the community of talented people within the OGB and Western North Carolina,” said Larkin. “I was attracted by the organization’s collaborative mission to foster and encourage a close-knit network in order to further grow the expanding outdoor industry of the region.”