AOYP Kickoff Event- Recap and Photos

Young Talent Packs AOYP Kickoff Event

Three hundred people attended the sold-out kickoff of the Athletic and Outdoor Young Professionals (AOYP) group on August 20, 2013.

The event introduced the AOYP mission to Portland’s A&O community, positioning AOYP as the group for new talent in the industry. Taylor Hinshaw of Amer Sports, AOYP founder and committee chair, started the night off by highlighting the formation of the group as a partnership between the PDC and the local A&O industry, introduced the committee members, and talked about the group’s desire to bring education, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to the next generation of A&O industry leaders.

Jeremy Moon

The event’s keynote speaker was Jeremy Moon, founder and president of Icebreaker. Mr. Moon gave an inspirational and energizing speech and talked about how Icebreaker was formed, gave the audience insight into the ethos and ideals upon which the company was built, and why they chose Portland for their U.S. headquarters. He ended by urging young talent to work for companies that value their creativity and individuality.


AOYP hopes to hold its next event in late fall with a focus on education and professional development. To stay connected, follow AOYP through its social media channels:

The AOYP group is sponsored by Buckley Law, Cresa, Davis, Wright, Tremaine and OIA Global.
Kickoff event sponsors included Notogroup, Peter Corvallis Productions, and Widmer Brothers Brewing.