Stio is Recognized by Outside Magazine for Workplace Culture for Fifth-Consecutive Year

November 15, 2022

Mountain lifestyle brand earns honorable mention amid continued growth

JACKSON, Wyo. (November 15, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Stio, the mountain lifestyle brand headquartered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is proud to be recognized as an honorable mention in Outside Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” awards for a fifth consecutive year. The honor comes as Stio drives progressive modifications for its growing workforce, including remote work flexibility, wellness benefits, employee resource groups and the implementation of foundational diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

“After a decade of operations, I can confidently say that our success in business and in culture comes down to outstanding teamwork,” said Stephen Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Stio. “We have developed a comprehensive hiring process which has led to a culture of trust, empowerment and leadership at all levels of the organization. Every teammate is encouraged to use their voice, activate their entrepreneurial spirit and take ownership of the values we cultivate within our business. From our retail teams to c-suite, we have a wide range of voices contributing to our direction and supporting growth across all channels.”

In the last year, Stio has doubled its Mountain Studio® retail locations, launched two new product categories and just recently announced its plans to accelerate growth in the wholesale channel to complement its core e-commerce business. To support this growth, the brand has expanded to a team of over 150 employees in 19 states across the country.

To ensure its workplace culture remains progressive and flexible throughout its continued growth, Stio’s staff has collaboratively created committees dedicated to both sustainability and DEI. Each committee entails budgets, accountability reports and entry-level to senior-level engagement.

Additionally, Stio’s employee-centric culture offers:

  • Flexible remote work policy
  • Best-in-class medical, dental, and vision plans (with zero premiums for employee coverage)
  • Expanded medical coverage for reproductive care
  • Generous vacation (unlimited in most cases)
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave up to 12 weeks
  • Paid medical leave
  • Annual gear testing stipend
  • 401k match

“At Stio we strive to be authentic to our mission, vision and values. We set that intention from an applicant’s first interview, and our employees can expect their experience to reflect those values from day one,” said Mindy Düster, Human Resources Director at Stio. “We had employees in 5 states in January 2021, and 19 states at the end of 2022. As our team has grown, so has our commitment to offering inclusive and valuable benefits—regardless if an employee is in the Midwest, the heart of NYC, or at the base of the Tetons.”

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About Stio

Headquartered in the heart of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stio® was founded to inspire balanced living in connection with nature. Time spent on trails, in rivers and on summits inspires their beautiful, functional outdoor apparel. Their progressive, premium products are designed to meet the demands of the epic and everyday moments of outdoor life and can be found at, in their catalogs and at the Stio Mountain Studio® retail stores in Jackson and Teton Village, Wyoming; Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Boulder, Colorado; Freeport, Maine; Park City, Utah; and coming soon to Boston, Massachusetts.