13 October, 2014
Well now that the website has finally gone live, perhaps we should take a moment to introduce ourselves. It won’t take too long, because we are a tiny little team, starting on a big adventure. We are the Coles family.
Firstly, Tim. Pack Light is mainly his baby. Here is Tim in his previous corporate career:
And here he is now:
He’s loving it! And he's lost the suit and tie! It seems that he has equal love for using the gear as for the in-depth, meticulous research that he does on every single item we sell. Not my cup of tea, but I sure appreciate the information he provides!
This is me:
I’m Amy (Tim’s wife), and I enjoy the outdoors. So much so that I started my own business to allow me to be out and about whilst working (I’m a vet) rather than being stuck in a surgery all day. When I have the time I love to jog or ride through the State Forest we live next to, hike, go to the beach, camp, scramble through national parks, and drag my entire family along with me.
The poor kids!
We have Olivia, James and Rosemary, currently 7, 5 and 2. James started objecting to being carried through the forest at about 18mths old, and Rosie could manage an hour hike through the hilly side of the forest right when she turned two. They love having an “adventure”. A new walk, discovering a termite mound or especially scary looking ants, impromptu rock throwing competitions, swimming in our clothes etc.
Then there’s Lara:
She is a keen participant in our adventures when they are in dog friendly land. Finally, there's Crumpet:
She's a cat, she doesn’t care.
We view Pack Light as a long term project. You will see all of us featured as we use and review gear and go about our outdoor activities. We are running this business as hands-on and personal as it can get, and we'd like to get to know you better, and hear about your adventures too. Sign up to the Pack Light newsletter to keep up to date on the latest news and products, and “like” our facebook page to stay in touch.
Here’s to loving what you do!!
- Amy Coles, Pack Light