Meet Outside Van

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

We live and love the van life—we bike, surf, hike and moto. Because we’re out there using our vans, we know exactly how many bikes fit under the bed and how many motos, boards, and skis can fit behind the walls. Our team of skilled consultants and craftsmen will help make your dreams of adventure and freedom a reality.
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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.

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 .

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!

Stefanie Cohen

Stefanie Cohen

Sales Assistant

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

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.

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.

Outside Van Crew

Outside Van Crew

We’re lucky to have this crew of dedicated skillful designers and craftsmen.

Experience & History

The Beauty of Van Living

We’ve been building vans for 18 years because we love the freedom—each van is a self-contained unit that gets us outside where we can explore the world and connect with nature.

Many years ago we got our first taste of van living, and after that, we couldn’t go back to cramped car camping. Our van lets us go on adventures with all our favorite things—our dog, our gear, our bed. So simple, easy, and 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.

Life is simple in a van.

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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