ASPEN ” Doug Freeman has rejoined Sport Obermeyer as vice president of production and sourcing. In his new capacity, Freeman oversees Obermeyer’s supply chain and product distribution, including fabric sourcing, the production process, vendor management and quality assurance.
Freeman previously worked for Obermeyer from 1999 to 2004 as production director. He most recently was sourcing manager for the Asian region for Patagonia Inc., and has relocated to Aspen from Ventura, Calif. Previously, Doug held director- level positions with The North Face, Nautica and Polo Ralph Lauren, and brings more than 17 years of product development and sourcing experience to Obermeyer.
Freeman joins the management team as Obermeyer celebrates 60 years.
Obermeyer designs and manufactures winter sports apparel for men, women and children, combining fashionable function with technical performance. Founded by industry pioneer Klaus F. Obermeyer, the company, with more than 600 retailers in U.S., Canada and Europe, has called Aspen home since 1947.
For more information, visit http://www.obermeyer.com or call ( 800) 525-4203.
CARBONDALE ” Debbie Keller recently announced the addition of a second location to her dog-grooming business. In addition to the Dogg House in Basalt ( 927-1118) she has added another Dogg House in Carbondale, at 48 N. Fourth St. She hopes the second location will provide an additional level of convenience for her clients and their dogs.
Keller is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association. She has been grooming dogs in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1989. She is familiar with and can groom all breeds.
Her business emphasizes healthy and happy dogs that enjoy being groomed. To this end, she introduces new and young dogs to the procedures very carefully.
BASALT ” The American Institute of Architects recognized the small Basalt-based architectural firm Flux, consisting of Scott Bartleet and Lyndal Williams, for the second time this year for excellence in architecture.
Flux received the 2006 state award from AIA Colorado for sustainability for the Fogel Residence at Stirling Ranch in Carbondale.
“This particular house didn’t really employ a lot of fancy solar technology but rather was about a common- sense design approach that strives to create spaces that connect to the landscape and a building that minimizes its energy usage,” Bartleet said.
The owner and builder of the house, Anson Fogel, is also the founder of InPower Systems (inpowersystems. com), a local renewable and photovoltaic energy engineering firm.
This wasn’t my best work. I still stand by my original picks to win each of the snowboard contests at X Games Aspen 2023, but fate chose poorly. The main lesson? Don’t pick against Mark McMorris, Marcus Kleveland or Scotty James, unless you have a very good reason.