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Charles Arnold

Position: Owner, Store Manager, and Problem Solver
Number of years employed: Forever

Charles is another mainstay of the Gericks Crew. He is plied his trade at Gericks since the 50’s (Ok since 2000, it just seems like he’s been here that long). After many years of racing/ riding bikes and skiing he has learned one thing, he loves to ride and ski. Nowadays he is just as likely skiing with his little girls or teaching Nordic skiing as he is shredding trails and ski slopes. His brown locks are fading a little salt a pepper these days, but don’t let that fool you, the guy huckin right in front of (or over) you is likely the adrenalin infused Charles B(braap) Arnold.

Mark Weigeldt

Position: Owner & Service Manager
Number of years employed: 15+

Mark loves to Nordic ski, alpine ski, mountain and road ride while spending quality time with his young family. Come spring he runs the group road rides every Saturday from the shop with his “No Drop” all- inclusive policy. When you walk in through our service door, Mark is likely the first person you will meet. He learned to fix bikes and skis at an early age from his dad who was also a bike mechanic. His father seemed to instill a wisdom beyond his years as his calm demeanor is perfectly suited to rescuing even the most frustrated gear users with clear solutions to fix their technical issues. Whether its ski boot fitting, bike repair, ski tuning, or just a relaxed conversation, Mark is your guy.

Iain McKay

Position: Sales, Boot & Bike Fitting

Hailing from the heartlands of Saskatchewan, Iain started riding skis and bikes pretty much the day he learned to walk, and eventually made the great migration to the Koots to hone his freeriding skills. Good luck trying to find him shredding secret stashes at Whitewater and Mountain Station - you’re better off trying to catch him on his Kona Rove commuting to work.

Iain is a Sidas Certified Boot Fitter and has over 5 years of experience tinkering in bike shops.

Jiri Kubik

Position: Service Writer & Service Technician

Born ripping in the Krkonose Mountains of the former Czechoslovakia, our “Czech Tech” has been a stronghold in our service department since 2020. A Kootenay Pass touring legend, you can ask Jiri about awesome routes and, if need be, sleeping in snow caves on mountains to catch the best lines at sunrise. Jiri’s been tuning skis and bikes for over 10 years, and loves riding his road bike in from Salmo on a cool, crisp morning…

Eric Car

Position: Shipping/Receiving & Warranty

Eric loves playing in the mountains, mainly on two wheels and two planks. Spring/Summer/Fall, you'll find him riding the trails @ Mountain Station or Gold Creek on his mountain bike, or hitting the open road on his gravel bike. In the winter, he loves powder turns on his backcountry skis while tearing up low-angle slopes with his dog.

Florent Cardin-Bourbeau

Position: Service Technician

“Flo-manchu” is a native of the Yukon and Quebec, thus pterodactyl sized mosquitoes are his pets. He grew up kayaking and climbing, took up backcountry touring about five years ago, and is now pursuing a career in alpine guiding. He loves touring Retallack and the Goat Range, and is an honorary member of the Gilmore Girls.

Michael Godfrey

Position: Sales

Dyno-Mike is a former professional freestyle (hot dog) competitor, where he performed aerials, moguls, and our beloved Tchaikovsky-inspired ski ballet. Mike also dabbles in triathlons, road, MTB and gravel riding, and is an exceptional nordic skier. People sometimes ask Mike, “How tall are you?” to which all 5’2” of his sturdy frame kindly obliges, “I’m not.”