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About Active Junky
ActiveJunky.com is an online shopping community that rewards and incentivizes users for their passion for gear and the outdoors. We have partnered with the top online outdoor gear stores (100+) so that you can earn cash back rewards on every gear purchase you make by simply clicking through ActiveJunky.com to the online store of your choice before making your purchases. You can also browse, search and compare prices and reviews on all of the best outdoor gear products available right here!
What's the catch?
No catch! It's pretty simple actually.
We get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase and we decided to share that commission with YOU! This way, you save money and we keep our jobs. It's a win, win. Joining ActiveJunky.com is free - you will never pay us anything. We will send you a check or transfer the money right into your PayPal account.
If you're waiting on your next paycheck, check out "The Fix" to read our original gear reviews, blogs, and watch our videos for junkies by junkies.
Active Junky - noun
1. Someone who is relentlessly drawn to the culture and lifestyle of all things adventure.
2. A person devoted to living an active lifestyle.
Do what you love and live your life on the edge. That’s the Active Junky motto. For the ActiveJunky.com team, their lives are dedicated to two things; adrenaline and gear. When they’re not in the office, you can find them skiing big mountain lines, surfing barrels on the coast, or hiking the closest 14er. ActiveJunky.com is more than a company, it’s a mission. A mission to provide more amazing days in the outdoors for Active Junky members. The most memorable days are when the gear disappears as head-to-toe comfort, safety and performance flow into epic experiences. Active Junky provides information, insight and gear at diverse price points and cash back to make more – and better – days possible for members across all seasons and the most popular outdoor pursuits.
Founder & CEOUniversity
Kevin founded Active Junky in 2010 after seeing a huge opportunity in the outdoor sports market to help consumers save money at their favorite gear shops. Kevin has guided the company from concept to partnerships with hundreds of major brands and merchants with loyal users across the globe. Previously, Kevin founded a digital marketing company focusing on search and affiliate marketing after working as a financial analyst for Lowe Enterprises in Los Angeles. Kevin graduated cum laude with a BA in Finance and Economics from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Kevin is an avid skier and enjoys taking trips back to his hometown to spend time on Lake Michigan.
Co-Founder & COOUniversity of
Danny joined Kevin to co-found Active Junky in 2010. With previous experience from his first company, CampInTouch.com, a social communication solution for Summer Camps, Danny combines a keen entrepreneurial sense with passion for technology, design, media and the outdoors. Danny helps to drive the vision and strategy for Active Junky while focusing on daily operations including sales and business development, product development, media and brand partnerships. Originally from Philadelphia, Danny completed a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from The Leeds School of Business, at The University of Colorado at Boulder. When not in the office, Danny spends his time in the backcountry with skis and a camera in search of big lines and deep snow.
Senior Account ManagerUniversity
Tommy started as an intern at Active Junky and joined the company full time upon graduation from University of Denver, where he earned a BA in Economics and Marketing. He specializes in media content production, social media, customer service, and graphic design. With a background in design, branding, and product development from his previous venture, the lifestyle clothing company Triage, he brings small business experience and a work ethic worthy of start-up life to Active Junky. A Colorado transplant with roots in New England, Tommy spends his free time skiing, mountain biking, flying planes, and playing golf. He's also worked in Guest Services at Copper Mountain Resort, as well as the Ski & Ride School at Keystone Resort.
Director of TechnologyAzusa Pacific
John manages the development and operations staff while providing hands-on guidance for strategic hardware and software solutions. John has led numerous software development teams, and has proven to be an expert in designing and implementing software applications, web services, content management systems (CMS) and Internet portals. John's career spans more than two decades with key roles at both startups and global Fortune 500 companies, including positions at Disney and Canon USA. At Disney, John was a founding member of Disney.com, which quickly grew to over 1 million unique users. While at Canon, John was the Project Lead for the Canon USA Internet marketing site, which included 10,000+ pages of dynamic content, and assisted with designing and selecting of the new Canon USA Customer Support System. John is skilled at building teams, in architecting and developing technical solutions, and in anticipating future goals and technology trends. In his spare time, you can find John tuned out from the techno-world, fly-fishing on a Colorado river with his two sons.
Director of Content
Peter started writing product reviews nearly four years ago, moving from periodic contributions to feature packages and sponsored content assignments. His background in journalism, broadcasting and brand development converge in his role as Director of Content. A lifelong outdoor athlete and collegiate Nordic racer, Peter's corporate and international development experience uniquely equip him to manage a diverse team of content creators operating in the U.S. and well beyond. With a passion for telling stories that move audiences to take action, Peter's belief in Active Junky's potential motivates him to create even greater challenges for his team across all seasons and active pursuits.
While Jon originally went to CU Boulder to become a molecular biologist, he found himself gravitating toward web development. Between studying metabolic pathways and working in a yeast laboratory, he created an internal website for the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at National Jewish, where he was volunteering. After college, Jon used those skills to begin his career in web development at tintedPixel, Spire Media, and Cactus. Working with the big boys, Jon soon honed his killer ninja skills. Whether it was architecting schemas, building out efficient logic, or making eye-popping css3 animations with the ease and whimsy of bob ross painting a landscape. Now, Jon practices his kung fu here at Active Junky, where he spends his time improving your user experience, and expanding the site to get you more deals and savings.
While studying International Political Economics and traveling around the world in search of surf and snow, Drew stumbled upon an affinity for creative writing. After graduating cum laude from Colorado College, he joined the Active Junky team full-time as an Editorial Assistant. Equally stoked writing compelling articles as he is ripping big mountain lines on his splitboard, Drew spends his days at Active Junky crafting quality content, editing copy until it's crisp, and dreaming of the next adventure.
Sr. Account ExecutiveMichigan State
Christy started with Active Junky in January of 2015 officially becoming a Colorado transplant after making the move from Los Angeles. She has been working in Advertising Sales for over 11 years with previous experience at WildTangent Media, Reuters, Rodale Inc’s active lifestyle and sports groups and Fitness Magazine at Meredith Corporation. Christy specializes in digital media while striving to create custom branded integrations cross platform. Originally born in Michigan she is a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Spartans!); and is excited to take her love of being active to the outdoors of Colorado to hike, bike and finally be able to confidently ski down the mountain now having more opportunity to practice!
Digital Production CoordinatorRegis
A Colorado native, Lio skipped toddling and went straight from crawling to hiking. He graduated from Regis University in Denver with a BA in Marketing and Management. He prepared for a career in the outdoor industry, supplementing his academic pursuits by exploring his Rocky Mountain backyard and snapping photos whenever he got the chance. When this dedicated gearhead is not managing Active Junky’s digital content production, he is doing what he’s done since day one: searching for powder, rock climbing, fly fishing, playing soccer and shooting photos.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Denver with a BFA in Digital Design, Alex worked as a web designer and front-end developer before joining the Active Junky team. His passions include UI/UX design, typography, brand identity and hand lettering. With a strong background in user experience, branding, and web development, Alex brings a unique skillset to the table in order to bring a delightful and frictionless experience to the Active Junky lifestyle. When Alex isn’t cranking away on new designs, you’ll likely find him cruising around town on his bike, shredding the mountains on his board or hanging out at a local café.
Ellie became a software developer last year by attending Galvanize’s 6 month gSchool program. Previously, she studied Applied Mathematics at Columbia University in New York City and then worked as a Product Analyst at the New York Stock Exchange for 4 years. While at the NYSE, Ellie craved the problem solving that she had been exposed to in college and consequently decided to change careers toward software development. She is thrilled to be working as a developer at Active Junky as it compliments her passion for the outdoors and enjoyment of solving complex problems.
Advertise With Us
Are you a brand that wants to reach a highly targeted consumer-focused online community?
ActiveJunky.com is building a reputation for developing custom sponsorship and advertising solutions that include web portals, original content development and integration, social networks. ActiveJunky's content and product categories target specific users whether they are searching for a product, browsing gear reviews, reading blog posts, or watching videos. ActiveJunky.com provides a complete range of products to help you connect with our targeted audience. Challenge our creative media team to develop a custom sponsorship/advertising solution.
Are you an ActiveJunky.com merchant partner that wants increased exposure to Active Junky Members?
ActiveJunky.com is ready to put together a cost-effective advertising campaign for you. Sponsorship opportunities include: increased cash back promotions, enhanced visibility of your promos and specials deals, homepage "Top Retailers" scroll bar placements, inclusion in our weekly email promotions, dedicated emails and much more.
Advertising Partners 2012:
See what our partners had to say....
"For Columbia, ActiveJunky.com was an extremely valuable partner for our efforts supporting the Omni-Heat launch. They provided great opportunities to integrate Columba into their gear reviews and editorial, giving our launch impactful credibility with our core target. Overall, the client was extremely please with their efforts."
- Andrew Matthews
Media Planner (Client: Columbia Sportswear)
Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
"ActiveJunky.com's in-house design of the background page skin for the S12 Outdoor campaign for The North Face looked amazing and performed above average. Our team was also very pleased with the quick turnaround and excellent customer service for this campaign."
- Mari Gottlieb
Senior Media Planner (Client: The North Face)
Factory Labs Media
Active Junky is a young company and we are growing fast.
We are located in dowtown Denver and we are always looking for talented, creative people to get involved with our team. Our office is extremely collaborative; we all wear many hats.
Check out our open positions below and apply if you think you're a good fit. If you don't see a position that's in your wheelhouse, just send us your resume using the button below. We are always interested in meeting new people that could be of value to our team.
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"Active Junky was a great partner. They were willing and eager to work with us in new and innovative ways. For example, they were they only website on our media plan that shot, edited and produced a pre-roll spot for us. Also, we were very impressed with their professionalism, sincerity, and desire to please. Working with Active Junky was a pleasure- they will definitely be on the media plan in the future."
- Laura Patten
Media Planner (Client: Smartwool)
Meet the Team