The Good Wolf Pack!
Margaret and Tana
Our Story: We met in the concrete jungle of New York City and slowly made our way closer to nature, now calling Northern Virginia our home. Our family started with train rides around Burke Lake Park, then graduated to day hikes in the Shenandoah, and now has a few Junior Ranger badges pinned to our vests. When people ask why we decided to open Good Wolf Gear, the truth is that we were inspired by our friends: they helped set up our first tent; they shared their scary stories around the campfire; and they let us dig into their Dutch Oven breakfasts while we struggled to get our contacts in. We created Good Wolf Gear for them, for you, and for anyone else willing to “share what I learn with my family and friends” while helping one another become better stewards of nature.
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hiking, car camping, visiting National Parks
Favorite Local Spots: Bear’s Den, Buzzard Rock, Little Bennett Campground, Shenandoah River State Park
My Story: Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was catching frogs in the creek behind my house or trying to identify plants and insects I found in the woods. Being an Eagle Scout, I have been on countless campouts and outdoor trips, stretching from the Florida Keys to the Sierra Nevada, with a lifetime of knowledge gained along the way. I’ve hiked parts of the Appalachian trail, caught barracuda in the Gulf of Mexico, and done conservation and trail work everywhere, especially here in Northern Virginia. So much of my home is here, both physically and from a love of the outdoors, which is why I believe even a walk in your local park is an adventure waiting to be explored!
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Fishing, hiking, campfire cooking, mountain biking
Favorite Local Spot: Old Rag Mountain
My Story: I was fortunate to have grown up in the Shenandoah Valley, which fostered a strong love and respect for the outdoors through camping, hiking, fly fishing and, believe it or not, snow skiing! My passion for skiing began in 1st grade, when I started a weekly school program that bused us to the local mountain for lessons and free skiing. It ignited a fire inside and set me on a career path in specialty retail and managing ski shops, which is where I realized my desire to really help people. Any time I can sit with someone interested in gear, or talk about where to go on a trip, is time well spent. I prefer going on local hikes with my family, going to the beach for some R&R, or hitting the slopes to get some turns in. If I can’t manage any of those, hopping on my road bike for an hour will do the trick!
Favorite outdoor activities: Skiing, cycling, hiking, backpacking & fishing
Favorite Local Spots: Day hikes at the Billy Goat trail sections with the family; backpacking in Dolly Sods, WV or Shenandoah National Park.