Blue Mountain Outfitters is located in historic downtown La Grande. Since opening their doors in June 2014, BMO has grown, both their downtown footprint and their staff! Stop in and check out their selection and see what these goofballs are up to.
Jim started BMO on a hunch that the wonderful people of Eastern Oregon might want to have their very own friendly neighborhood outdoor store, and no one seems to have objected yet!
Jim has a BA in philosophy from UO, a Master's in supply chain management from PSU, and spending most of his career before BMO in corporate consulting and strategic HR. He recently joined La Grande's City Council and serves on the Board for the EOU Small Business Development Center.
When he's not being boring in front of a spreadsheet or goofing off for a social media post he likes to ski, and has gotten super in to exploring the backcountry lately.
Alana Garner Carollo
Director of Enthusiasm
Originally from Virginia, Alana headed west the summer of 2011. After working in the non-profit world for 5 years, she found her way to BMO in Fall 2016. Since then, she has become responsible for making people smile with her social media marketing.
In her free time, Alana enjoys taking her German Shorthair up to MERA, going backpacking with her husband, or road tripping around the state
Radical Outdoor Advocate Extraordinaire
Born and raised in La Grande, minus the brief 2.5 years spent in Salem as a young lad, Eric enjoys the great outdoors. From hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and bicycling, he 's our resident gear head.
When he's not out and about, you can find him yo-yoing around town, sucked into a good science fiction book, or folding origami.