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The Sherpa Group Two is a specialty-based, sales and marketing organization working independently with outdoor recreation associated manufacturers. We have been working in the Pacific Northwest since the early '90s.
Our primary business is to bring to market and aid in the selling of new and existing products through retail distribution. We support this through our efforts in marketing, promotions, educational seminars at retail, and communication between the manufacturer and the retail partner.
We've built long standing relationships with retailers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. We excel in supporting and growing the business of independent specialty retailers, all the way up to multi-door and online retailers such as REI, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
Jack Powell - Principal and Oregon Sales Rep
Jack Powell was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon and Portland State University and started in the outdoor industry managing Caplan Sports-world, a longtime Downtown Portland iconic specialty Sporting Goods Store. Then he went to work for a Pacific Northwest Rep Agency managing the Oregon and Southern Idaho territories.
After 15 years of representing brands such as Wigwam, White Stag/Mountain Goat, JogBra, Timberland, Asics, and Helly Hansen he joined The Sherpa Group, owned and managed by Barry Schrimsher in 2003. In 2006 Barry left the Sherpa Group to become a sales manager for Crocs footwear. Since then Jack has carried on Barry’s passion for the outdoor industry managing The Sherpa Group Two where he and his team serve the needs of customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
When not working closely with our loyal dealers and brands, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Jill Davidson - Office Manager
Jill grew up in central Pennsylvania and after graduation from Penn State, moved to beautiful Portland, OR. She started her outdoor industry career at Columbia Sportswear, then to Jantzen swimwear, and finally here at the Sherpa Group Two. She tries to get out and enjoy the outdoors with her husband, Nick, and dog, Oro. But she also enjoys the local food scene and activities the city has to offer.
Jack Hart - Idaho and Montana Sales Rep
Jack Hart was born and raised in Vermont and graduated from University of Montana, Missoula, MT in 1984.
He went to work upon graduation for Nike covering Montana, No. Idaho and Eastern Washington, selling shoes and apparel. His next job was working for Rollerblade and SWIX representing the same territory. He was fortunate to get on board with The North Face representing for Oregon, Washington and Alaska for the next 8 years. Next, he represented Patagonia in Montana, Wyoming and Alaska for 9 years. Currently, he works with Madshus, Atlas Snowshoes, Hydro Flask and Wigwam.
Vince Onofrio - Key Accounts Rep
Vince Onofrio has over 40 years of experience in sales and sales management rooted in the Winter Sporting Goods, Outdoor and Action Sports market segments. He has been the principal of his own sales agency for many years, a National Sales and Marketing Manager and most recently an Associate Sales Representative with The Sherpa Group Two for the last 8 years. He also has retail sales experience at Nordstrom. Vince combines this broad experience with his energy and enthusiasm for the industry he works in to provide the best possible service to his retail partners.
Vince has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Long Beach and grew up surfing and playing volleyball in Southern California. He later transitioned into snow skiing and pursued this passion living in the Jackson Hole, Aspen and Sun Valley ski resorts. He also worked for Warren Miller Productions as a television ski film crew unit manager. His skiing experiences lead to both a sales career in the Winter Sports industry and a love of the mountains. Other lifelong sport interests are running, sailboarding, biking and hiking/camping. He has been married to wife Marci for 43 years and has one son.
Steve Haynes - Alaska Sales Rep
Steve has lived in Alaska for 45 yrs, and has been a sales rep for the past 15 . He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and got a BS degree in hotel management. He currently represents XtraTuf boots, Muck boot, Arborwear, Princeton Tec, Topo Athletic, Dakota Grizzly, Peet Dryer, Guy Cotton, in addition to The Sherpa Group lines. He is married to his awesome wife Michelle of 26 years with two kids; Weston, 25 and Sarah, 23. He has three dogs and three cats, and when he’s not on the road he enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and building stuff in his two-acre yard.
Jaime Buyagawan - Co-Principal/Partner, Key Accounts and Washington Sales Rep
Jaime has over 25 years of experience in the outdoor industry. His journey started at retail, working at various REI locations. His drive and curiosity led him to REI headquarters as a merchant in the Outerwear & Footwear division. After REI, he joined the original Sherpa Group as a territory sales rep and key account manager. Jaime would eventually take on other leadership roles in the outdoor industry leading up to his previous position at CamelBak. As a CamelBak Sales Manager he managed national strategic accounts, key account Etailers and Canada.
Jaime resides in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and two children. When not on the road, he can be found playing outside doing stereotypical PNW things.