Sherpa Adventure Gear veteran, talented mother, Nepali food aficionado, and Seattle resident, Tsedo Sherpa-Ednalino is the dynamic COO behind Sherpa Adventure Gear. Channel Tsedo’s enthusiasm and passion for Sherpa Adventure Gear’s momentum and learn more about us from Tsedo herself in our recent interview with her.
What does it mean to be Sherpa?
What it means to be Sherpa, and what we were raised with, is being humble and hospitable. We used to always talk about when the Sherpa guides would take clients up the mountain, it wasn’t about being the fastest or the first person to the top. As Sherpas, we know that the job is done when they take you up the mountain safely, and bring you home, so you can go home to your family.
Did you know you’d work for Sherpa growing up?
Growing up, I knew that I always wanted to work in the family business. I didn’t know it was going to be for Sherpa, but I always knew as a kid that I’d work in the family business. I think one of my Dad’s favorite memories is…my brother and I were in his office and my brother was sitting on my Dad’s chair at his desk, and I basically tackled him and said, “get out of my chair!” So that’s pretty much when my parents knew, early on that she’s going to be in the family business.
What is Sherpa Adventure Gear apparel designed for?
The outdoors are inclusive to everyone. And that is really what we think about when designing our products. Whether you are climbing a mountain, camping or adventure traveling, we want to make sure our products fit your every need. Really, we think about it as “from trail to cocktail.”
What future Sherpa Adventure Gear projects excite you?
The economic opportunities that we continue to create in Nepal. We’re always looking, every season, at how we can build upon these cottage industries that already exist. Something we did for the holidays last year was hand-felted ornaments. We also have handcrafted bracelets and bags, and we continue to look for these opportunities and look for ways that we can create and generate more jobs.