Heidi joined the Down Wind team in 1999. Her ever expanding role entails everything from cheery greetings and personalized customer service to backroom paperwork & inventory management. For Heidi it’s all about the details whether it’s finding the perfect hat to go with your new jacket, or making sure all of the T’s are crossed and the I’s dotted when the paperwork is submitted.
Being a true native of the Copper Country she has a great appreciation of all that is good about our utopic peninsula. When not at the store she can usually be found walking, hiking, camping, kayaking or out on her skis.
Tucker is one of the newest additions to the Down Wind Sports North Welcoming Crew.
Melanie got her start at Down Wind Sports doing all of the paper work involved with running the business. However it quickly became obvious that she had a much better eye for buying clothing than the guys did. Shortly thereafter she was doing the clothing purchasing for both stores. Over the years Mel has developed quite a reputation for bringing new styles and outdoor fashions to the Marquette and Houghton areas and keeping Down Wind Sports one step ahead of everyone else.
Clothing isn’t the only thing Melanie’s into, she’s also an accomplished mountain biker, sailor and she even has a dirt bike (her husband Jeff is still trying to cope with that one.) Every day she can be found outside biking, trail running, back country skiing, or sailing. Now with the arrival of her first daughter, she is anxious to introduce another strong UP girl to the outdoor sports that both she and Jeff love.
Melanie helped create our Jr. Mountain Bike program at Down Wind Sports. She also created “She Cycles” an annual women’s cycling weekend. Melanie still keeps the guys in the shop on track by taking care of all of the paper work for Houghton, Marquette and shopdownwindsports.com.
Jessica is the brains behind the scenes at Down Wind in Marquette! She’s responsible for receiving all deliveries and placing special orders for customers. If you need something she works closely with our suppliers to get it to the store in a timely manner and then let’s you know when it comes in with a friendly call or email. She also likes to work on the sales floor helping customers to get geared up for their next adventure.
Her passion in life is to be outdoors and she loves having a variety of activities to choose from as the seasons change. From mountain biking, trail running, camping, climbing and kayaking in the summer to snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing in the winter. She looks forward to any adventure whether it is close to home, across the country, or someplace more exotic.
Izzy has been working in the security department at Down Wind Sports for nearly 4 years. Besides being a guard dog, she spends her day sleeping by the front counter, greeting customers and waiting for the UPS driver to come. She enjoys, dog treats, long walks on the beach and naps in the shop. When not working, she can be found hiking and swimming at the beach, skiing or parked on the couch at home.