A platform that enables members to access a network of outdoor recreational equipment via a smartphone application. Equipment is placed where they need it and thats available when they want to use it.
North East, MD 21901
I have many passions in life – but the one passion that is consistent amongst everything that I do is simple – I love to make people happy. Growing up I spent my summer days barefoot, running around in the woods behind my parents house. My second home was the Fair Hill Nature Center where my mom developed and taught outdoor education programs and summer camps. I suppose it wasn’t by chance that I developed a love for the outdoors at a very young age.
When I turned twenty one I cofounded the Port House Grill with my father. It was in this time that I realized that my entrepreneurial spirit could let me to blaze my own path. With my father as mentor, he taught me the how to deal with the complexities of business, team management, and how to weigh opportunity and risk.
It was those first years of business where when interacting with my guests that I would be repeatedly asked “So this is a water town, how do you get out on it?”
When backpacking in January in the Patagonia region of Chile, I stayed overnight in a small lakeside town of what felt like no more than forty people, that was over six hours drive from the nearest populated area. I had rented a bedroom for the night in the sole storekeeper’s house. When I woke up, a small outfitter had a line of patrons eager to white water raft. It was this moment, in the middle of nowhere, that I realized I could solve the question that had been asked many times back home. And I could do three miles from the most traveled corridor on the East Coast. Bay Venture Outfitters was born that spring.
Born as an idea in the depths of the COVID19 pandemic with its roots found in Bay Venture, Fin is our next adventure. We hope you enjoy the flexibility and diverse experiences that are found using the Fin network.