Made in America: Assistant Manager, Filson Seattle, Brad Beatty
At Filson, “Might as Well Have the Best” doesn’t stop at the product– we’ve got the most talented team of employees around that live and breathe Filson in and out of the offices. Today we chat with Brad Beatty, Assistant Store Manager of our Seattle Flagship. If there’s a department you’d like to see interviewed, leave us a comment below!
How long have you been with Filson:
What do you do on a typical work day:
I try to ensure that the customers that visit the Flagship Store, many of whom have made a special effort to make that visit, have the best possible experience.
What makes working at Filson different than other places:
The people who work at Filson. Many started answering the phones in Customer Service and are now in management positions. They truly know the product and the customer.
What is your favorite product:
Hard to narrow down. Merino wool base layers have to be right up there. The original Wonder Fabric!
What is one of your most memorable stories in your Filson gear:
On December 1, 2012, my friend and I were driving over Snoqualmie Pass to go upland bird hunting in Central Washington. We hit a patch of black ice and were involved in a serious roll over accident. Luckily we, (and the dogs!) were not seriously injured, but we were forced to be outside for hours in the 17 degree conditions waiting for the tow truck and cleaning up the aftermath. I was head to toe in my Filson hunting gear, starting with those wool base layers, as was my friend, and was comfortable the entire time. Worrying about hypothermia, which was a definite possibility, was not an additional stress we needed at that time.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle or the Pacific Northwest region?
Anything outdoors! Fly fishing, both fresh and saltwater, is my #1 passion, but I also enjoy upland bird hunting, turkey hunting, hiking and snowshoeing. My arsenal of Filson gear serves me well in all those pursuits.
What’s coming up at Filson that you’re excited about:
Expanded Extra Long product selection! (I am 6’6”.)
Thank you, Brad!