John Tate | Our Team

Name: John Tate

Nickname: “Tater”

How Do You Help At Outdoor Source: Sales, orders, receiving, and teaching most classes at Polaris and Metro Parks.

Favorite Part of Job: Educating and introducing people into outdoor living

Favorite Outdoor Sports: Hiking, Backpacking, Kayaking, Lounging in Hammocks

Gear You Can't Live Without: Superfeet Green, Osprey Exos 48, Patagonia AC shirt

Pets: (none)

Inspirational Quote: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Best Outdoor Tip: Leave time to stop and appreciate your surroundings.

Favorite Band: Alice in Chains

Bad Habits: Fast food, packing last minute

Goto Outdoor Websites:,

Dream Adventure Trip: Thru-hike the PCT

Highest Terrestrial Elevation Achieved: Mount Baldy, NM 12,441'