Meet Outside Van

We’re experienced, passionate and know how to build what you need.
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Our Team

We are van people. We bike, surf, ski, hike and moto. We road test our designs and know exactly how many bikes fit under the bed and how many boards and skis can fit along the walls. Our team is here for you every step of the way. We can help make your dream a reality.
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Erik Ekman

Erik Ekman

Brand Manager

Erik leaves no stone unturned, be it surfing, snowmobiling, biking, back-country skiing, snowboarding, yoga, or Nordic skiing. He takes adventure with him!

Kerry Parmentier

Kerry Parmentier

COO

Kerry being from New Zealand loves the outdoors is a organic farmer extraordinaire & has a very well walked German Shepherd .

Clayton Andrews

Clayton Andrews

Sales

Finding a perfect line, using knowledge to promote #vanlife safety. Clayton is our go to powder farmer during the winter and MTB dirt rat during the summer!

Stefanie Cohen

Stefanie Cohen

Sales

Loves exploring with my husband and two little girls in the outdoors and enjoys long distance running amongst beautiful scenery!

Christopher Schey

Christopher Schey

Media Manager

Photographer, adventure guide, with an eye for magic. Chris scouts backwoods locations, managing to stay one step ahead of bigfoot.

Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

Design/Sales Team

Jeff is a die-hard fly fisherman who travels the West for the mightiest of big catches. When the bite is off, to the trails he go's!

Nick Abbott

Nick Abbott

Design/Sales Team

Nick is a certified MTB junkie and surfer who devours mountain bikes almost as fast as he devours waves.

Kenny Karst

Kenny Karst

CPO

Infamous fish assassin. Take Kenny to any river in the Northwest and he’ll tell you exactly what rock to cast under and what bait you should be using.

Outside Van Crew

Outside Van Crew

We’re lucky to have a crew of dedicated skillful individuals with wide range of skills and passion that fuel this custom van conversion craft!

Experience & History

The Beauty of Van Living

Each van is made to be off grid, to get you deep into nature. We’ve been van camping for 27 years.  In college, we created our own version of van living.  We haven’t looked back.  It’s our personalized, self-contained unit that enhances our life experience.  Our van enables us to go with all of our favorite things—our dog, our gear, our bed. So simple.  Easy.  Free.

Our van is our freedom machine. We move with the weather, stay in the moment, and have everything we need with us. We get out into nature, unplug, recharge, and sleep well. Move our bodies and sweat. Nature is where the best inspiration comes, where we get to be our authentic selves.

 

Located in the Pacific Northwest

We want to connect with you. Our shop is located near the Columbia River Gorge, just a few miles east of Portland, Oregon. You are welcome to visit the shop with an appointment and feel the love that goes into the vans.

When you pick up your van, we’ll give you a full rundown of everything you need to know to get on the road. Let the adventures begin!

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