We are proud to say that we have one of the most experienced staff in the ski and bicycle world. From elite level bicycle race mechanics to former World Cup Ski racing technicians, you can always rely on our staff to give you encouraging, honest and humble advice and service. We live and breathe the culture of Crow’s Feet Commons and everything awesome about Bend….come in and chat with us…..and enjoy a beer on the house.
David is a fixture at Crow’s Feet Commons. At any time, you can see him working behind the bar, sweeping the courtyard, mounting a pair of skis, or slapping high fives with his workmates and customers. His infectious stoke for skiing and cycling can only be rivaled by his love for live music (of which he sources for the courtyard parties) and figuring out ways to adventure with his son, Talus.
FAVORITE TRAILS: Phil’s complex on a cross bike, Pecker Woods
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: Evil Following Mountain Bike, Focus Mares CX Cyclocross Bike, Pereira Steel Road Bike and Spot Honey Badger 27.5+, DPS Lotus Pure 3 138 and Sportiva Vapor Nano 188.
Damian has been working hard to create the product offerings at Crow’s Feet Commons since our first summer in 2013. His product knowledge of the bike industry makes him a valuable resource in the shop. Currently you will find him obsessing over vintage Airstream upgrades and ways to adventure with his new pal, Singletrack Charlie.
FAVORITE TRAIL: Metolius- Windigo Trail in the high country, and anywhere in Jackson, WY.
CURRENT WHIPS and STICKS: XL Devinci Carbon Django Mountain Bike, Focus Mares CX Cyclocross Bike, and Marcroft Custom Steel Road Bike. DPS Wailer 112 Pure 3 RP2.
A Pacific Northwest native, Louisa has the heart of an old growth timber and crisp stream water. She comes with a fine palette for choosing exception coffee, wine and craft beers. She is a talented photographer and has a tremendous eye for style and elegance. With the addition of a full bar, she has created a loving and caring community in the cafe. Not to mention she loves her new adventure touring bike and her trad rock climbing rack.
FAVORITE PLAYLISTS: Otis Redding, Neko Case, Tribe Called Quest, Wilco
CENTRAL OREGON HOTSPOT: Ochoco’s, Riding along the Deschutes, anywhere behind the wheel of her Yaris.
Nick is a bicycle mechanic who moved here from New Jersey six years ago. He began his professional career at the same time as he started racing XC and Cyclocross in the Northeast. This experience has prepared him to not only understand what riders’ demand of their bikes, but what it also means to be critical about the performance of those bikes. Nick is also a certified race mechanic with USA Cycling and US Paracycling. It is his greatest joy to provide World Class service to every customer who comes through the door.
FAVORITE TRAIL: High Desert BMX track at Big Sky Park
CURRENT WHIPS: Cielo Sportif Racer, Indy Fab Ti Deluxe, Transition Klunker, Traitor Crusade, Standard Byke 125-RC, Igleheart mountain tandem.
Ari hails from Arizona with some roots in the Pacific Northwest where she attended college. She is a classic vagabond with a penchant for true adventure. An avid rock climber, mountain biker and lover of nature, you will often find her in the mountains with her canine companion (and sometime shop dog), Ueli. She makes a mean latte and is always a welcome site in the early mornings of the cafe.
FAVORITE PLAYLIST: Neko Case, Greensky Bluegrass, Steeldrivers, Avett Brothers, Black Keys
CENTRAL OREGON HOTSPOT: Smith Rock, Broken Top,
A ski and climbing industry lifer, who grew up on the Northside of Mt. Hood, is a former PSIA Alpine Examiner, USSA Coach, climbing guide and ski builder. Climbed and skied extensively in Yosemite and the Cascades. Equally knowledgable and adept at MTB and Road cycling, his travel destinations include New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kingdom of Bhutan, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.
FAVORITE TRAIL: Swampy, Southfork, Skyliner, Pinedrops, KGB. In winter, any path leading to fresh lines.
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: J. Livingston, Campy equipped Willier, Carbon Devinci Django, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S. Heretic Custom 178cm, DPS Wailer 105 Pure 3, Black Crows Corvus-Freebird 183cm
Chase is our resident go-fer. He can often be found in the basement fixing beer lines, helping with event stuff and making an exceptional espresso. He is a welcomed hand in the beer ordering and his background in snowboarding and mountain biking, makes his a great resource to Crow’s Feet Commons. He has completely renovated his sweet cedar shingled house and is pursuing school for nursing. He’ll probably tell you he’s a great fisherman, too.
FAVORITE PLAYLISTS: Any and all baby making music (Marvin Gaye)
CENTRAL OREGON HOTSPOTS: Lower Deschutes, Bachelor Terrain Park, Steelhead Falls.
Our local college resident attending OSU Cascades, Carson lives and breathes mountain biking. Give him a dropper post, a fanny pack and tacky dirt and you better watch out! He lives for the party ride and loves to talk about suspension, dot fluid and can do a brake bleed with his eyes closed. He is our resident suspension ninja.
FAVORITE TRAIL: Kings Castle in Oakridge, A-Line in Whistler and Tiddlywinks.
CURRENT WHIPS: Devinci Spartan…..the one and done all mountain ripper. “I’ve got a cool skateboard”.
Anna is our Bend native, who briefly fled for drier powder and better terrain in the Rocky Mountains. Her presence in the cafe in the early morning brings a smile to everyones face and she can often be found citing poetry and waxing authors from her years of studying journalism. She is balancing of a life of adventure, creating beautiful cappuccinos and keeping her Calico Sheepdog adequately exercised. Kaire, probably does pretty cool tricks.
Natasha is a rad new addition to shop staff. Not only does she keep you all abreast of cool stuff happening in the shop through Social Media and our newsletter, she has been known to wear goggles on her road bike. Needless to say, she is pretty “enduro” and has a wealth of knowledge in the cycling world. She grew up watching the Tour De France, so she really likes riders in spandex.
FAVORITE TRAIL: Umpqua River Trail and Lower Whoops
CURRENT WHIP: Santa Cruz Chameleon, Specialized Allez Road Bike.
Erik, the gentle Viking relocated to Bend from Austin Texas where he worked at one of the hippest cafe’s in the US. He has a diverse background from being a bike mechanic to working various coffee houses in Bend. We are lucky to have him creating his delicious coffee drinks in our bar, and once in a while we get a glimpse of his lovely wife and handsome toddler, Ole. He can also be found playing music with his wife as LaJeder.
FAVORITE PLAYLIST: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, Dolly Parton
CURRENT WHIP: Trek Singletrack 1992 Commuter bike, Cannondale Caffeine 29er.
Kim has been providing contract accounting services to Crows Feet Commons since December, 2014 soon after arriving in Bend from Colorado Springs. Kim enjoys the beauty of the outdoors whether on foot, on a bike, or sitting in the backyard watching the birds. She has rescued and cares for four kitties and dreams of turning the cafe into a “cat cafe” some day. She tries to keep us in line but has yet to succeed.
Favorite Playlist: Jax, Penelope, Vivian, and Abby. They each get playtime every day.
The reality is that Talus will most likely be the boss of Crow’s Feet Commons. As the youngest member of the team, he can be found taking out the garbage, helping to organize our socks, sampling the latest Kombucha flavor and trying to get people to dance on First Friday. His quiet and reserved personality keeps things calm but when you get him on some skis or a mountain bike, he is transformed into a beast. If you want to talk things other than bikes or skis, he will fill your brain with lego’s, beyblades and Pokemon.
CURRENT WHIP/STICKS: Specialized Hardrock 16″, Cleary 20″ wheeled Owl
FAVORITE TRAILS: Lower Whoops, Wanoga Pumptrack and Dilly-Dally-Alley