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 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 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.
Rick will be filling this out later. He’s busy getting people outside!
How can he help you:
Shop General Manager & Merchandiser
In the wake of Elise and other creative minds before him, Clifford has made a home here with the OTO team as the main merchandiser. You may have seen him wiping tables at Teresa’s Next Door or trimming roses in a town yard but not any longer. Clifford is constantly learning to hone his creative outlet by keeping our store fresh and fun for the community. 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…
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 few years, 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.
Almost two years ago, Holly decided to grace us with her presence and join the OTO family! Since her start she has been nothing short of fun loving and consistently provides everyone in the room with good vibes. Holly teams up with Clifford to help out with merchandising and also the Wayne Open Late Committee. When she is not here providing upstanding customer service, she may be anywhere in the tri-state area. Holly loves New York Pizza weekends, sand and sun on day beach trips, kayaking at Marsh Creek, late night cheese steaks at Dalessandros, and good donuts from the many bakeries all around the Mainline.
Holly stays pretty consistent when it comes to style on the floor and style outside our doors. Clean but edgy, you’ll find her in some classic denims with a graphic tee or a beautiful knit sweater. She can rock the slip on Van-style shoes from Olukai or you’ll see her pulling off the classic 585 Rustic Blundtstones. Loving all things Smathers and Bransons, she boasts the iconic Dancing Bears belt along with Jolly Roger wallet and key fob. Keep an eye out for her combination of socks and Chacos.
How can she help you:
Holly definitely has a keen awareness for the women’s lifestyle lines in our store. The colors that come out of brands like Toad n’ Company, Dylan, Prana, and Carve resonate with Holly’s personal style. Ask her accessories. Ask her about socks.
Liz may be the most well versed clothing specialist in the store behind Zeke and Tory. She hails from Michigan, spent time in Alaska after college working for Denali National Park, and began her love of outdoor clothing with Patagonia Headquarters right in Ventura, California. Now, Liz lives in Havertown with her husband, two sons, and dog Charlie. When she is not at work she enjoys spin class, playing ice hockey, and catering to her three picky eaters. Thankfully, she is able to sustain a part-time gig with Whole Foods where she has grown fond of the many different types of cheeses they carry!
Liz absolutely loves showing up to work boasting a beautifully colored Patagonia Snap-T from ten to fifteen years ago. Over the years she has acquired some of the industries finest, often turning not only the heads of customers but also making her fellow employees gawk. Since she has been in the game a while, she can put nearly anything together and make it work. You’ll find her in jeans and Nike trainers, a cotton dress from Toad n’ Company, or one of Patagonia’s many sweaters. She can make flashy necklace look like it was made for her outfit.
How can he help you:
Liz went to school for fabrics and garments and therefore has a deeper set of special skills to bring to the floor. With that and also having two young boys herself, she knows how to wash it, treat it, dry it, hang it, and wear it. Ask her about her Toad n’ Company favorites.
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.
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.
Adventurer & Gear Specialist
Evan has become OTO’s adventurer, cutting time between working for us here in town but also testing our gear out in the wild. Evan began his dreams of working outside for most of the year as an instructor with Outward Bound Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. We have grown to really appreciate his first-hand experience with brands like Arc’Teryx and Patagonia and he has vastly improved our customer service front with this knowledge. When he is not at the shop he can be found climbing, playing disc golf, or helping strangers with flat tires. Evan believes it is important for all of us to be at least a little bit aware of what to do if ever caught in a situation outdoors.
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. Evan has grown to love the many different flannels that we carry.
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. Ask about anything Arc’Teryx.
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. Ask her about which tennis balls taste best.