Native Eyewear Expands Ambassador Team with the Addition of Three New Athletes

May 24, 2017

Professional Athletes Nina Williams, Chad Otterstrom, and Walter Wood Sign with the Eyewear Brand

Longmont, Colo. (May 24, 2017)Native Eyewear, a Colorado-based goggle and sunglass company, has announced the addition of three elite athletes to its ambassador team. Native’s new athletes will join a team of ambassadors who put Native’s eyewear line to the test and help spread brand awareness. Created for weekend warriors and performance athletes alike, Native Eyewear offers top-of-the-line protective eyewear with superior contrast-enhancing optics and durable frames.

The following athletes recently signed on to Native’s ambassador program:

Nina Williams: Nina is a professional climber currently residing in Boulder, Colorado. Since the age of 12, Nina has been competing in bouldering competitions on a local and national level and has recently began exploring highball bouldering. Her favorite places to climb include Rocklands, South Africa, Bishop, California and Yosemite, California.

Native Eyewear product of choice: Braiden Sunglasses

Chad Otterstrom: Chad is a snowboarder based in Colorado who will soon move into his van, or what he calls “the adventure mobile”, full time. A wanderer at heart, Chad moved from Breckenridge to Aspen where he coaches The Aspen Valley Snowboard Club, and will work with Academy Snowboards beginning this spring. In addition to riding, Chad is a writer and photographer, and recently finished designing his own snowboard line called the Graduate Series, which will be available Fall 2017.

Native Eyewear product of choice: Tenmile Goggles & Flatirons Sunglasses

Walter Wood: Raised by two ski patrollers in Colorado, Walter was raised to appreciate and love the sport of skiing. After competing in every discipline of skiing, Walter found his niche in freeskiing, and represented the United States at World Cups and X Games before a national team was established. In his free time at home in Salt Lake City, you can find Walter  ripping down The Bobsled on his mountain bike, fooling around at Snowbird, or building a jump in Grizzly Gulch with fellow Native Ambassador, Rob Aseltine.

Native Eyewear product of choice: Tenmile Goggles & Eldo Sunglasses

“We are thrilled to welcome Nina, Chad and Walter into the Native Eyewear Ambassador Program,” said John Sanchez, General Manager of Native Eyewear. “Each athlete embodies the Native culture of exploration and adventure. We know that they will make a great addition to our team and help the company expand through their experience and knowledge of the industry.”

Existing Native athletes include Romi Kristi, a snowboarder based in Denver, Colorado, Iris Lazzareschi, a snowboarder in Jackson, Wyoming, Rob Aseltine, a skier based in Salt Lake City, Utah, among many others.

The Native team consists of a wide range of talented individuals who embody the company’s mantra of Roam Free to their core. Like Native, these individuals believe that there are no limits to who you can be and no end to learning about the world around you. They’re innovative, fun-loving, performance-driven, ambitious, and eco-conscious. They know the areas they call home like the back of their hand and yet are motivated by an insatiable desire to seek out new places and experiences. Native is proud to support these individuals and their missions to push boundaries, never stop exploring, and encourage others to be better citizens of the world.

Native recently completed its 2017 Sunglass line with the launch of two new styles, the Braiden and the Ashdown. To view the complete 2017 Sunglasses Catalog visit here.

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About Native Eyewear

With both summer eyewear and a newly launched winter goggle program, Native Eyewear is an all-season outdoor experience focused eyewear brand with effortless crossover into lifestyle. Native products feature premium polarization, light-filtering and eye-protecting vacuum deposited lens coatings on lightweight earth-conscious performance and lifestyle frames. Learn more about Native Eyewear at nativeyewear.com.