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Meet Rachel

September 18, 2020 1 min read

Please give a warm welcome to our newest team member Rachel Wood! 

Rachel is our new Brand Development Manager and will be working on many areas inside the business, including developing a women's specific apparel line.

Rachel landed back in Western North Carolina after 18 months of living the van life with her partner, Liz, including working as part of Granite Gear Grounds Keepers advocating for cleaner trails.

"As I was adjusting to life-after-vanlife, I came across a local company called Cognative MTB. Their mission spoke to me, and I discovered we share a similar dedication to trail advocacy and a deep love of bikes."

Before the van adventure, she worked in the outdoor industry as an instructor and guide and spent several years as an experiential educator at a local non-profit. With a passion for riding bikes, spending as much time as possible outside, and caring for our trails, she was a perfect addition to our team.

"This month, I joined the Cognative team, and I could not be more thrilled to grow with this awesome company. I hope you'll check out this inspiring and passionate group of people; you'll be hooked, just like me!"

We have an absolutely incredible team here at Cognative and have big plans to take our brand to the next level. We are so grateful and proud to have Rachel join us and can't wait to share with you all of the new products and increased advocacy plans we have been working on. I hope to see you out riding your favorite trails soon. Go ride your bike!

Austin Bankert