Lloyd Vogel

OWNER & FOUNDER 

Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Lloyd is an avid kayaker and backpacker who enjoys music, playing frisbee, and eating disproportionately large meals. Lloyd was motivated to start Big Outdoors while roaming around at a craft show in San Francisco. After admiring a number of cool unique items available for purchase (and realizing he knows nothing about crafts) he had an epiphany! Why not open a store that features the unique outdoor products that he likes (and actually knows something about)? Hence the creation of Big Outdoors.

Ryan Stephens

MEDIA DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Ryan Stephens is a photographer and filmmaker based in Marquette, Michigan. An outdoor enthusiast, he specializes in shooting action sports, landscapes, and adventure photography. He is a member of Clear & Cold Cinema, a collaborative filmmaking group in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, responsible for the pioneer snow bike film "Cold Rolled" released winter 2014, and "The Michigan Ice Film", which  released in February 2016. His work has appeared in marketing campaigns and publications such as Camping Magazine, Outside, and Northern Michigan University. Follow Ryan on Instagram @ryanstephensphoto and check out his website:  www.ryanstephensphoto.net