Guillermo takes his role as a drill sergeant very seriously.
Lauren Steele is a Midwestern farm girl turned migrant. She is a writer who knows that the unknowns in life make for the best stories – and for the most amazing adventures.
Your Directors of Toughness flew to Alaska to test the Heatzone 1000 TurboDown™ Hooded Jacket.
The Directors of Toughness hit the road with Chevrolet to explore all of Olympic National Park to restore the Elwha River Basin.
The Directors of Toughness spun the globe and flew to Uganda in search of wildlife on the plains of Africa while testing gear.
Their job takes them to extremes. Last year, Columbia Sportswear searched through thousands of candidates to find two employees who embody toughness. They had to be mentally tough, physically tested, and great storytellers. But more than anything, they had to be up for an unknown adventure. Ultimately they choose two Directors of Toughness-- Lauren Steele and Zach Doleac. The two joined us to share a few of their incredible adventures traveling the world, putting Columbia's gear to the ultimate test.