Staff

JOE BUTLER

Joe has been working for his families business since 1983. He started
running Black Creek Outfitters in 2005.
Joe grew up in Jacksonville and enjoys everything outdoors. Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddleboarding since he was a kid. Joe grew up in and around the water.

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LIZ BUTLER

Liz is excited to officially join the BCO team. Liz and Joe have been married since 2002 and she has been extremely helpful behind the scenes for many years, She is the idea person behind many of the stores events and promotions. Her favorite thing about the store is the great selection of Ladies clothing.

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MATT HITE

Matt has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2007. He is an ACA Level 3 SUP Surf Instructor Trainer and sponsored professional stand up paddler. When he’s not teaching SUP or traveling, he can be found managing the internet & marketing side of Black Creek.

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CONNOR BONHAM

Connor has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2013. His favorite part of the store is the paddleboard demo section and teaching the SUP lessons. For fun Connor enjoys stand up paddle surfing, racing, longboarding and crossfit.

 

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SCOTT KEITH

Scott has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2015. He is a ACA certified Level 1 Kayak Instructor and loves getting people out exploring North Florida. Scott comes from a whitewater background, fromerly working as a rafting guide.

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SIGRID MASSON

Sigrid has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2014. She is a certified ACA Level 1 SUP Instructor and is also responsible for merchandising at Black Creek. Sigrid grew up in Europe and has a very creative eye for fashion and styling.

IAN THOMAS

Ian has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2015. Ian was born and raised in Jacksonville’s and grew up around the water, so he knows the best fishing spots!

DALTON RUST

Dalton has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2013. His favorite part of the shop is the stand up paddle boards and lake behind the shop where he likes to spend time teaching new paddlers.

JOHN STEWART

John has been working at Black Creek since 2011. His favorite part of the shop is the kayak room and the lake out back. In his free time John likes to kayak fish, bike and spend time wtih his family. John co-founded Jaxkayakfishing and has over 700+ kayak fishing trips!

MATHEW RINI

Mathew has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2004. His favorite thing
about the store is helping customers get outfitted for their upcoming trips. Mat is also a certified Level 1 ACA SUP Instructor.

AMY POWERS

Amy is an ACA Level 1 SUP Instructor and a 200 hour Yoga Certified Instructor. She combines her yoga experience with her paddling skills to offer premium instruction to all who take her course.

KATE VALLAS

Kate is an ACA Level 1 SUP Instructor and a 200 hour Yoga Certified Instructor. Kate was one of the first properly certified SUP Yoga instructors in the country. She combines her training of Kripalu style yoga with classes she has taken all over the country with well known instructors such as Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, Johnny Kest and Sean Korn.

DYLAN LUCK

Dylan has been working for Black Creek since 2015. His favorite part of the sore is the kayaking room. Dylan is a Hobie Kayak Fishing Team Ambassador and spends much of his free time out on the water when he is not in school.

JACK STUCKI

Jack has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2013. His favorite thing about the store is the ability to test out the paddleboards and kayaks in the lake behind the shop. Jack has experiance hiking the whole Appalachian Trail in 2011.

GRAYSON HENDRYX

Grayson has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2015. His favorite part of the store are the paddleboards. Grayson has grown up in Jacksonville and loves being outdoors and hanging with his friends.

APRIL HERNDON

April has been working for BCO since 2014. Her favorite part of the store is equipping customers for their outdoor pursuits and passions, especially getting on the water! When she’s not in the shop, April loves going on hiking and backpacking trips, and also enjoys many watersports. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and is always looking forward to her next adventure.

 

ADAM THOMPSON

Adam has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2016. His favorite part of the store are the paddleboards and kayaks. Adam has grown up in Jacksonville. For fun you would find Adam cycling, mountain biking, backpacking and kayaking.

ELLYN MCDONALD

Ellyn has been working for Black Creek since 2014. She is an advertising major from the University of North Florida and works with Black Creek’s marketing team. In addition to art and design she enjoys biking, nature trails and photography.

BRAD WILLIAMS

Bradley has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2016. His favorite part of the store is the kayaks. Brad grew up in South Carolina and loves being outdoors and hanging out with his friends.

 

JESSICA BITTER

Jessica joined BCO in 2015 after finishing a thorough hike of the Appalachian Trail. Her favorite things about Black Creek are helping hikers in the backpacking section and working around other wilderness lovers! In her free time Jessica loves hitting the trail, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and getting outside in any way possible!

 

LIV PIGG

Liv has been working at BCO since 2015. Her favorite part of the store is the backpacking and camping area. In her free time, Liv likes to climb at the local gym, surf and practice yoga. When Liv goes on vacation you can often find her camping out and climbing somewhere along the east coast.

SEAN LAHAV

Sean began working at Black Creek in 2016. He is a senior at the University ofNorth Florida and avid outdoorsman. His favorite part of the store is the backpacking section. He loves photography, rock climbing, and backpacking. Sean is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, and is a certified Wilderness First Responder/Leave No Trace Master Educator.

TIM TRUELOVE

Tim has been working at Black Creek since 2015. His favorite part of the store is the eyewear section where he can check out all the hot new shades. In his free time Tim likes to surf, snowboard and hangout with his wife. Tim has traveled the world taking pictures as a surf photographer for the past 15 years!

BETH RESCH

Beth has been working at Black Creek Outfitters since 2015. She is an ACA Level 1 SUP Instructor and a 200 hour Yoga Certified Instrcutor. Beth loves to hang out with her family and friends. In her free time you will often find her teaching yoga.

MATHEW RINI

Mathew has been working for Black Creek Outfitters since 2004. His favorite thing about the shop is helping customers get outfitted for their upcoming trips. In his free time Mathew makes an effort to "buy back his life". If you don’t know what that means, just ask him! Fun Fact: Mathew has slept in all four corners of the United States!

DELANEY RUST

Delaney has been working for Black Creek Outfitters since 2016. Her favorite part of the store is the womens clothing. She loves going to the beach, kayaking and paddleboarding. She spends a lot of her time volunteering and playing sports. She was born in Texas but raised here in Jacksonville.