about Skip

Motivation | Inspiration

Skip Yowell

Motivation | Inspiration

About Skip

From a small-town in Kansas, Skip Yowell took a journey to Seattle. It led him to the top of the outdoor industry and around the world. Skip help build one of the most recognized brand names, JanSport, sponsoring climbing expeditions, outdoor programs and recreating in Bhutan, Kenya, Mt Everest and other far flung places.

In 1967, Skip Yowell, his cousin Murray Pletz, and Murray's wife Jan, founded JanSport with a determination to make the best and most dependable product on the market. Forty years later, Skip Yowell has a book He gives speeches and presentations that tell the story of the adventures, expeditions, and people.Skip's images, words and stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at his motivation and inspiration.