Out There Outfitters is locally owned and operated by Zeke and Tory Sieglaff.  In 1997 Zeke and Tory opened their first shop, Boca Grande Outfitters.  Three years later Tampa Bay Outfitters was born. After a phenomenal fifteen year run, Zeke and Tory sold the shops and moved to Pennsylvania. They laid low for a year and scoped out the territory before collaborating with their friends at Patagonia to determine the best location for Out There Outfitters.

Zeke Sieglaff

Owner

Zeke worked his way to the top of the heap as a fly fishing guide in Boca Grande. He was a featured guest on several episodes of the Walker’s Cay Chronicles, a nationally televised fly fishing show on ESPN;  he was among the most sought after fishing guides in Southwest Florida, giving him the opportunity to spend long hours on the water with some very interesting clients, including Hollywood celebrities to titans of business.  He was a tester for Patagonia technical fishing gear and featured in their fly fishing catalog.  He has worked with Men’s Journal in that capacity as well. Many hours were logged on the flats of Pine Island Sound, the Florida Keys, Bahamas and Venezuela testing great outdoor products. During these years Zeke fostered great working relationships with the trusted brands that adorn the shelves at Out There Outfitters, giving him a holistic knowledge of the brands we carry.

Tory Sieglaff

Owner

Tory grew up in Ithaca, New York. She got her first riding lessons at the age of nine and quickly climbed the ranks of the junior show circuit, culminating in a blue ribbon at the Main Lines’ own Devon Horse Show.. Sometime during her first year at Cornell she made the transition to polo and went on to become the captain of the NCAA All American Women’s Polo team.

Tory sharpened her retail prowess during the phenomenal run at Boca Grande Outfitters.  She has taken what she learned from that experience and parlayed that success into Out There Outfitters.  She is the one that keeps the ship upright and our focus on providing the highest quality customer experience.  She played in integral role in designing the aesthetic of the shop and even designs several products within our walls.

Together Zeke and Tory strive to create a shopping experience that you are very comfortable with as well as making you want to come back again and again.

Ann Shipley

Sales Associate/Merchandizing

Ann is a graduate student at Villanova University, graduating May 2016. She is studying History there with a focus on American and Women and Gender studies. Ann hopes to one day teach history to young eager minds, but until then she often graces the store with a “today in history” fact. In her spare time the Lady Ann can be found going to local gardens, out for a day hike, or cheering on the Philadelphia Union soccer team.

Personal Style:

Ann often pairs a witty graphic tee with a Toad and Co sweater and skirt. She has a feminine style with a twist! With spring’s arrival and Ann’s move towards the professional world she finds herself in need of clothes that fit work and style. Patagonia shirts, Carve blouses, and anything Toad and Co. are all her wardrobe must-haves. Plus they’re amazingly comfortable and versatile.

How can she help you:

Ann has a great eye for accessorizing. If you are looking to spice up your summer wardrobe, or find the right scarf, necklace, or hat to go with that little black dress for your next weekend away, she’s your gal!

Elise Foerster

Merchandising/Sales

Elise has been the shop merchandiser for the last year and assists Tory with women’s buying. She has been with the OTO team since 2011. Elise is a summer camp enthusiast, splitting her time here with summers in New Hampshire, at Camp Merrowvista. Elise will be passing the merchandising torch to Clifford as she begins graduate school at the University of New Hampshire in the fall, to pursue a Masters in Social Work and Adventure Therapy.

Personal Style:

Elise likes to blend classic styles with the latest trends. She is a big fan of Lole’s versatility as its pieces are soft, functional, and really cute. Finally, Elise can rarely be found wearing open toed shoes… but when she does you can bet they are Birkenstocks!

How she can help you:

If you are sending your kid to overnight camp she will make sure your child is fully outfitted for a great summer. She is very knowledgeable about backpacking and bike touring. Ask her about pieces that can pack down small enough to fit into their own pocket!

Sarah Steffan

Receiving/Sales Associate

Sarah moved to Wayne after graduating from Berry College in Georgia. At Berry she studied Art History and now interns at Villanova University assisting with Art Conservation. She loves playing volleyball, entertaining friends, and her dog Wally.

Personal Style:

Being tall and lean, Sarah is all about the maxi! She is in love with her new Prana Skye Dress in Marigold. In it she looks like a Grecian Goddess. Also, since moving North Sarah has found her favorite layering piece to be her Nano Puff Jacket. This piece she thinks is the perfect grab and go piece on a chilly day. For when it is super cold she likes her long Arc’teryx down jacket, called the Yola.

 

How can she help you:

Sarah played college volleyball and enjoys yoga sessions at Club La Maison. She can help you pick out the best active-wear for any activity. Ask her about the benefits of wool and synthetic running tops.

Clifford Gilbert

Merchandising/Sales Associate

In the wake of Elise and other creative minds before him, Clifford has decided to make a home here with the OTO team.  You may have seen him bussing tables at Teresa’s Next Door or trimming roses in a town yard but not any longer.  Clifford is now hoping to hone his newfound creative outlet as one of our Head Merchandisers.  Having lived here since 2009, he has nestled himself in Wayne as an uplifting smile for anyone’s bad day.  Outside of our walls, you might see him around town!  Otherwise, he may be lost in some headphones or working on his next t-shirt design.

Personal Style:

In his off-time the roots of his style could be seen in a Puff Daddy video so Clifford has presented a laid back vibe to the shop.  To him, one rarely commits a fashion mistake as you’ll see him combine something like Chaco’s and socks, often a frowned upon wardrobe choice.  All in all, we are glad to have the style diversity!

How can he help you:

After working with us for a year, Clifford has gained a good grasp on our inventory.  From trail running to putting on that new Johnnie-O, he feels confident to adequately direct you toward the garment you’re looking for.  Ask him about layering systems.

Matthew Sharayko

Floor Manager

Matthew has been a part of the OTO family since 2013. Groomed and raised in Harleysville, PA, he made his way to Wayne while attending Eastern University. If he’s not at the shop, you can find him around Philadelphia performing with his friends and all their favorite bands. A songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Sharayko has been making a name for himself in the local scene. He’s also available for private music lessons, possessing 12+ years of experience in guitar and drums.

Personal Style:

Patagonia, Arc’teryx and Johnnie-O are Matthew’s favorite brands. He likes to incorporate them into a style that is cool, casual and expressive – suitable for both work and onstage performance.

 

How he can help you:

If you need to get your gear repaired, talk to him. Matthew is our lead for Warranty and Repair items in the shop. He also has extensive product knowledge on all our outdoor apparel.

Evan Palazini

Sales Associate

Evan graduated from Eastern University and has been with OTO since the fall of 2015.  When he is not at the shop he can be found at the climbing gym or sport climbing in Birdsboro.  He is a man of faith and spends countless hours working with youth groups. He has spent last summer hiking in the woods of Colorado and has great knowledge of life on the trail.

Personal Style:

 

Evan is plugged into the urban youth vibe.  He has an affinity for ink and often can be found wearing various shades of grey, but Evan keeps us on our toes as he recently acquired a Patagonia Nano Air in bright orange (we refer to it as his technicolor dreamcoat). He is a true renaissance man indeed.

How can he help you:

Evan has a commanding knowledge of the technical aspect of our inventory.  Whether you are looking for gear for your next adventure or simply trying to understand the benefits of the technical fabrics involved in a sunshirt or even a pair of hiking socks.

Liz Gibbons

Sales Associate

Liz lives in Havertown with her husband, two sons, and dog Charlie. When Liz is not at work she enjoys spinning, she plays ice hockey, and she struggles to feed her three picky eaters. Liz spent some time living in Alaska, working at Denali National Park, after graduating from the Michigan State. Since then she has also lived in California, where she worked for Patagonia.

 

Personal Style:

 

Evan is plugged into the urban youth vibe.  He has an affinity for ink and often can be found wearing various shades of grey, but Evan keeps us on our toes as he recently acquired a Patagonia Nano Air in bright orange (we refer to it as his technicolor dreamcoat). He is a true renaissance man indeed.

How can he help you:

Evan has a commanding knowledge of the technical aspect of our inventory.  Whether you are looking for gear for your next adventure or simply trying to understand the benefits of the technical fabrics involved in a sunshirt or even a pair of hiking socks.

Dolly

Greeter/Security

Dolly is ten and has been with us since the Boca Grande days.  She is in the shop most week days and has quite a following with the OTO faithful.  She is great with kids and loves a good belly rub.