Sales Representative – PNW Territory
Meet Megan Alonso, a spirited adventurer with a passion for exploration and the great outdoors. Hailing from a small town in southern Connecticut, Megan’s journey of self-discovery and wanderlust began when she embarked on an 82-day expedition through the stunning Pacific Northwest. As part of a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership) semester, she immersed herself in canoeing, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, and sailing, an experience that ignited a deep desire to seek fulfillment by embracing the wonders of the western United States.
Following her heart’s calling, Megan embraced the life of a post-college nomad, eager to fuel her curiosity and explore diverse interests. Her journey took her to various destinations, where she helped run ropes courses in rural Colorado, brewed beer, worked on boats and farms in New Zealand, tested challenge courses and played the role of a body double for a popular TV series in Fiji. She also thrived as an instructor for an outdoor education program in Portland before finding her heart’s home in Bend, Oregon in 2019.
Megan’s time in Bend was filled with enriching experiences, including nannying, working at a brewery, and coaching a youth climbing program. As she sought to create a sense of stability and community in her life, she transitioned to a customer service role at a local subscription box startup. Her natural affinity for gear and fostering meaningful relationships led her to the realm of product procurement and curation. Over the next two years, she thrived as a buyer until the company underwent acquisition, prompting Megan to seek a new path that aligned with her values.
Fueled by her unwavering passion for the outdoor industry, Megan embarked on a quest to find a company that would allow her to continue living the enriching lifestyle she had built over the years. This journey led her to Caraway & Co, where she found her calling as the newest sales representative for the PNW territory. In this role, she gets to combine her love for gear with her innate ability to foster strong connections.
In her free time, you’ll find Megan on the roads of the American West, embarking on road trips in her trusty little white van named Huck. She embraces the beauty of Central Oregon by touring the region at sunrise before heading to work. Megan’s adventurous spirit extends to her love for mountain biking, where she goes for long rides to connect with nature.
With an insatiable thirst for knowledge and creativity, Megan can often be found delving into adventure and travel books. Her artistic side shines through as she dabbles in micron pens and watercolors, as well as expressing her creativity in the pottery studio.
Megan Alonso epitomizes a life filled with passion, curiosity, and a relentless pursuit of experiences that bring joy and fulfillment. With an unwavering commitment to the outdoor industry and a love for cultivating connections, she breathes life into her role at Caraway & Co, making a positive impact in the lives of outdoor enthusiasts in the PNW and beyond.