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Sherpa Adventure Gear Expands Sales Force in Northeast and Midwest

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ASA and O’Brien Sales now representing the brand in Northeast and Midwest regions respectively


KENT, WASHINGTON, USA and KATHMANDU, NEPAL—May 14, 2014—Sherpa Adventure Gear is pleased to announce that A Stich Above (ASA) and O’Brien Sales are now representing the outdoor apparel brand in the Northeast and Midwest regions.

ASA’s Natalie Darmohraj and David Vietz join Sherpa Adventure Gear to cover the Northeast region previously represented by Ray Ferrand, who continues serve the Mid-Atlantic area. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, ASA Sales will secure new opportunities in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. ASA also represents Moving Comfort, Po Campo, Tom Tom Fitness, DeFeet and Huma Chia Gels.

“ASA brings over 40 years of combined sales, management and retail store ownership experience,” notes Bill Chandler, North American Sales Director for the company. “We’re confident that ASA will provide excellent support to our growing group of retail partners.”

Kelly O’Brien is heading up sales in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The team at O’Brien Sales touts over 35 years of collective experience representing premier lines and serving the needs of specialty retailers. O’Brien Sales represents Oboz Footwear, PowerBar, Sport Hill, Granite Gear, Eagle Creek, CWX Apparel, Lowa and Wright Socks.

“O’Brien Sales is highly respected among our trusted partners and key accounts,” said Chandler. “We’re excited to have them join the Sherpa Adventure Gear family and recognize the professionalism they bring to our table.”

To reach ASA, contact:

Natalie Darmohraj: (401) 965-5030 or

David Vietz: (203) 258-2108 or

O’Brien Sales can be contacted at:

Kelly O’Brien: (810) 632-6325 or

About Sherpa Adventure Gear

In the highest reaches of the Himalayas, the Sherpa people lead the world in mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humour. Tashi Sherpa—upon discovering that his uncles assisted Sir Edmund Hilary’s celebrated 1953 expedition to the summit of Everest—founded Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 to honour his people by creating the best quality outdoor apparel made in Nepal. The company employs hundreds in Kathmandu and Nepal at its headquarters, stores and manufacturing operations. Marketing and North American sales and distribution is based in Kent, Washington. A portion of every sale benefits the education of Sherpa children through the Paldorje Education Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable arm the company established in May 2012. For more information, visit