The staff at Overlander Sports are outdoor addicts! Each one of our staff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, so you can expect high quality customer service every time you visit our store.
Sandra is the original owner of Overlander Sports which she and some partners started in 1983. Now, she and Bill are co-owners and she does the day to day administrative and buying, you can occasionally find her on the sales floor. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cross country skiing, paddling, and spending time with family.
Bill is co-owner of Overlander Sports along with Sandra. When not at work, you may find him on the ski or portage trail.
Gary was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, but has made Yellowknife his home for over 19 years. His passions other than his family are cycling, camping, and learning about new technology.
He is back for another go around at Overlander Sports after a 5 year absence, having worked here previously from 1995 until 2008. And boy are we glad to have him back!
Jordan has been in Yellowknife since February 2012 when he moved from from Windsor, ON. He spends his time making music, watching and playing football, basketball & working on personal fitness. Jordan also volunteer coaches the the Senior Boys’ Sir John Falcons basketball team in his spare time. If you are looking to place any team or workplace orders Jordan is your man.
Aislinn has a background in Political Science but ditched the desk to help out with the family business. She describes Overlanders as not only her place of work but it was also her daycare, after school program, and first job while growing up. When she’s not in the store she spends her time gardening, cooking, skiing, playing with her crazy dog, Layton, and she also teaches yoga at Collective Soul Space. Aislinn is also the point of contact for any community groups seeking a donation from Overlander Sports.
Ariel has a background in neuroscience, biology, psychology, as well as environmental science but for some reason this genius has chosen to work here (lucky us!). On the rare occasion that she has spare time, Ariel enjoys hiking and chowing down on gourmet meals. She enjoys cross country skiing in the winter as well as yoga and long distance running. She’s a Jill of all trades and can help you with just about anything when you pop into the store!
Originally Born in the small town of Lunenburg NS, Kat arrived in Yellowknife in 2009 with nothing but a dollar and a dream. With a high expectation for adventure and fulfillment of life, Kat’s found the perfect fit for herself here as a valued team member at Overlander Sports. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the outdoor world will ensure that you are provided with the gear and information you need for your next BIG excursion. A now native in the house boat community, Kat is well versed in paddle sports, diving, swimming, badminton, as well as many team sports. Specializing in (but not limited to) outdoor products, be sure to check in with Kat to ensure all your outdoor needs will be met.
Susan is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle through eating well, practising yoga, and exercising regularly, but she’s not afraid to indulge in the occasional gummy bear or fine chocolate. Susan has a quirky sense of humour which you might be witness to if you hang around Overlanders often enough!
Mel is passionate about staying active, and loves to travel as often as she can. She often claims she is “busy” after work, but she’s actually just binge-watching Vampire Diaries. At Overlanders, you can find Mel in the clothing and outerwear section, providing on-point style advice to our customers.
Doug is one of our longest-standing employees from his first day when we threw this lamb in with the lions at the 2001 Snow Show. He holds his pilots license and enjoys kite skiing, kayaking, climbing and skiing. One of his most memorable adventures in the north was when he went on a climbing trip to Redcliff Island on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.
Sales Staff turned Website Administrator, you may see her from time to time on the floor and she is always available to help a customer in need! Erika has played almost every sport; from basketball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee to snowboarding, tennis and golf. Erika’s love for the outdoors and experience in the outdoor apparel and retail world makes her a great fit here at Overlander Sports.