Founded in 2014, Thirty Seconds Out is a team of independent thinkers motivated to improve ourselves and those around us. Military roots and an appetite for adventure are what drive our mindset and our mission. Welcome.
Evan - Founder, Co-Owner, CEO
After retiring from 20 years in the military, Sean (aka E-Van), left Virginia Beach and headed straight to the Rocky Mountains in Idaho to start a new life in 2013. He taught himself how to ski with the help of some friends then worked as a pro ski patroller for three years. He kicked off Thirty Seconds Out in 2014. When asked what he does for a living, he tells people that he sells t-shirts on the internet but it's so much more than that. He's kind of shy, oddly. These days, you can find our original designs on firefighters and first responders around the world, special ops teams from dozens of nations, Formula race car drivers, strength athletes, climbers, investment bankers in Manhattan, machines on GM factory floors, and even kids just out riding their bikes in the dirt.Sean learned a ton of lessons during his time in service. Specifically, working in small teams and doing dicey work with high consequences. He found these lessons to be universally beneficial and not confined to the world of the military and wanted to share them with whoever out there was interested, through the medium of art and design.Authenticity, fearlessness, critical thinking, integrity, bettering ourselves and the world around us are Evan’s essential values. He cares for his employees like family and values his customers like close friends. When not working on his business, Sean is constantly learning, consuming books and podcasts like mad. He is working his way up the overhanging ladder of becoming a certified mountain guide one day and is an avid rock and ice climber, loves skiing, trail running, traveling and spending time with his wife, Tamra.
Tamra - Co-Owner, COO
Tamra officially joined Thirty Seconds Out in the beginning of 2019, six months after relocating to Sun Valley, Idaho from the east coast. She typically handles the least sexy stuff for the business – payroll, communicating with our accountants, new hire docs, administrative stuff, etc. She also manages the Thirty Seconds Out LinkedIn page.Sometimes she takes part in photoshoots for our merch, so you might recognize her from product listings and Instagram. Her most important role, however, is helping keep Evan grounded and is his main sounding board as the team explores new ideas. When not doing HR things, Tamra works on her own entrepreneurial endeavor, as an Integrative Empowerment Coach. Outside of working, Tamra is a part-time Zumba Fitness Instructor, loves to rock climb, ski, hike, paddle-board, dance, read, travel, and snuggle with her cats.
Erin - Fulfillment & Customer Service Manager
Erin is the newest member of the 30 Seconds Out team, and we’ve been lucky enough to have her take on the role of fulfilling shipments and managing the warehouse since our move to Colorado. Erin was an army brat growing up until she graduated high school and then moved on to serve the United States Airforce for 3 years as an x-ray technician. She’s been able to travel and explore the United States thanks to the Army. Though she is now a Coloradoan, she will always call Clarksville, Tennessee, her home. Erin found herself in Montrose, CO, to be closer to her dad. She has two kids, her best buddies, and they couldn’t be happier living with grandpa. Erin describes herself as outgoing and a hippie at heart. If you ever get a chance to meet her, you’ll notice she exudes cool. When she isn’t packaging your orders and ensuring our warehouse is in tip-top shape, you can find her gardening, hanging with her fur babies, or anything that allows her to be in nature.
JQ - Retail Sales Specialist
Jacquie “JQ” Carpenter came to 30 Seconds Out with an extensive background in retail. But what drew her to this product line is her passion for mountain biking, hiking, and skiing and traveling! JQ has been exploring the backroads and high country of Colorado for over 40 years! Self rescue has become a theme. "Keep food, water, and jacket with you at all times. Rarely is the cell phone any help at all!” JQ leads women’s mountain bike rides and has worked for several bike shops and companies, volunteering for trails whenever possible. “I am a great resource for information on local trails and routes”. JQ feels a personal connection to 30 Seconds Out from her experiences racing, speaking, and piano performances. “I believe it has different meaning for everyone “.