WE OWN OUR GO

Our Story

In 2000, SCOTTeVEST co-founders Laura and Scott Jordan realized there was a major disconnect between apparel designers and the consumers who wore the clothing. The technological advances of the 21st century produced cell phones, portable cameras, chargers, mp3 players (remember those?) and other portable electronic devices, but no creative solution for carrying them. After growing tired of carrying all Scott’s gadgets and gear in her purse, Laura suggested he figure out an alternative. Since a man purse was not an option for Scott, and traditional pockets couldn’t carry everything, he created the “eVest” (a fisherman’s vest modified with extra pockets). Since then, SCOTTeVEST has evolved into a full line of intelligent clothing that feature well-designed pockets to carry all of life’s gadgets without lugging around an extra bag or pack. With an array of options for men and women, including stylish hoodies, pants, jackets and even boxer shorts, SCOTTeVEST has found the perfect balance between function, fashion and necessity for life on-the-go in the modern world.

The Difference Is Inside

SCOTTeVEST revolutionized the clothing industry with a very simple idea: people need better, smarter pockets! While this is not rocket science, it is pocket science – and engineering clothing with as many as 42 pockets comes with a laundry list of considerations and challenges. From strategic pocket size and placement, to more advanced features such as the Personal Area Network®, Weight Management System® and TEC® (Technology Enabled Clothing), SCOTTeVEST has left no stone unturned in its quest to create the most useful and versatile garments on the market. Wear a SCOTTeVEST once and you’ll understand all the detail that goes into creating fully-functional fashion designed for your life.

Our Team

Scott Jordan

CEO & Co-Founder

Scott Jordan

CEO & Co-Founder

As CEO & Co-Founder of SCOTTeVEST, Scott E. Jordan is involved in every aspect of the business, from engineering the perfect pockets, maintaining media relationships and "big picture" stuff like steering the future of the company. With his wife, Laura, he started SCOTTeVEST in 2000 with no fashion (or product design) experience. Since 2000, SCOTTeVEST has grown out of its first office - Scott and Laura's guest bedroom - into current headquarters in beautiful Ketchum, Idaho. SCOTTeVEST is one of Inc.com's fastest growing companies, now offering more than 50 garments for men and women including jackets, pants, hoodies, lab coats, hats, even underwear.

Laura Jordan

President & Co-Founder

Laura Jordan

President & Co-Founder

Laura Jordan is the Co-Founder, President, and General Counsel. Laura received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. She also has a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Philosophy from New York University. She was Vice President of the Alumni Board of the Latin School of Chicago for several years, as well as serving on the Recent Alumni Advisory Board for the University of Illinois College of Law. She is a member of Mensa. Laura's hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading as well as competing in triathlons and adventure races. She loves listening to the Grateful Dead and hanging out with Scott and their four standard poodles – Chloe, Margaux, Susie and Rhonda.

Marshall Rule

Chief Operating Officer

Marshall Rule

Chief Operating Officer

Marshall joined the SeV team in April 2013 as a Marketing Implementer, growing to become the COO of SeV by December 2016. He is an Idaho native who attended Washington and Lee University for Journalism. As COO, Marshall’s primary responsibilities are to manage the operations of every department, oversee general brand strategy as well as leverage opportunities to increase market share, and steadily drive monthly/yearly growth. During his (limited) off-time Marshall likes to ski, hike, fish, and is always up for any adventure with his wife and his two dogs, a yellow lab mix named Maddie and a St. Bernard/Border Collie Mix named Mayhem.

Sean Martain

HR / Brand Ambassador

Sean Martain

HR / Brand Ambassador

Sean joined the SeV team in April 2016 and handles customer service inquiries as well as acquisition and referral analytics. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary and a B.A. in Athletic Training from Point Loma Nazarene University. When not at work, Sean enjoys playing guitar, skiing/camping/hiking or anything else he can outdoors, and spending time with his wife and three kids.

Maggie Cummings

Customer Service Director

Maggie Cummings

Customer Service Director

Maggie joined the SeV team in March 2014. As Customer Service Director she supervises all CS processes, ensures customer happiness and manages the returns/exchanges program. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. When she can tear herself away from a book, Maggie enjoys being active and trying new things—especially the latest fitness craze. Some of her favorite things are snowboarding, live music and hiking. Maggie has a two-year-old Border Collie named Spencer, who enjoys swimming in the river, playing in the snow, and making new friends (sometimes!).

Ian Jarolimek-Summers

Brand Ambassador

Ian Jarolimek-Summers

Brand Ambassador

Ian graduated with a degree in Advertising and a Minor in Multimedia Production from the University of Oregon. He is a recent Idaho transplant and is looking forward to taking advantage of all the outdoors Sun Valley has to offer! He is an avid mountain biker and can’t wait to get out on the trails every weekend. When he’s not out getting dirty he can be found playing music with his lovely wife, Sarah, reading science fiction and hanging out with his XL house cat, Blitzy.

Kate Westerhout

Executive B2B & Marketing Coordinator

Kate Westerhout

Executive B2B & Marketing Coordinator

Kate left sunny Southern California in June 2015 to join the SeV team. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing. In her role as Marketing Implementer, she executes all sales and promotions as well as managing the SeV affiliate program and B2B/wholesale orders. In addition to her love of white wine, Kate enjoys playing with her Australian Shepherd mix Karlie Kloss.

Luke Lappala

Director of Communications

Luke Lappala

Director of Communications

Luke joined the SeV team in April 2016. He graduated from Washington State University (go Cougs!) where he majored in public relations and minored in political science. A walking Rolodex, Luke manages national media relations campaigns as well as brand messaging for the company. During his free time you’ll find Luke on the ski slopes, a tennis court, at a concert with friends or trying to relax after a long week being terrorized by his two kittens, Max and Milo (who are brothers).

Chris Dahms

Marketing Coordinator

Chris Dahms

Marketing Coordinator

Chris joined the SeV team in June 2016. He recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he studied Marketing and Packaging. During his time as an Intern, Chris is assisting the marketing team in various tasks to help build the SCOTTeVEST brand. On the weekends Chris loves to be under the sun. You'll find him golfing, hiking, or camping.

Jim Doolittle

Customer Service Agent

Jim Doolittle

Customer Service Agent

Jim joined the SCOTTeVEST team in August 2016. His role with the company is to help with customer service inquiries and support the customer service team in various tasks. In his off time, Jim enjoys mountain climbing, mountain biking, reading, drinking good beer and spending time with his wife Sophie and their rescued Pit bull Penny.

Maia Rice

Production Manager

Maia Rice

Production Manager

Maia joined the SCOTTeVEST team in October of 2016 as an independent contractor. She is an accomplished, senior-level production professional with 20+ years of experience in merchandising and product development within the retail apparel industry. Maia oversees production and development of all new SCOTTeVEST garments. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two kids and dog Mazee.

Kendra DeYoung

Customer Service Agent

Kendra DeYoung

Customer Service Agent

Kendra joined the SCOTTeVEST team in November '16 as a Customer Service Agent. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Human Development and a minor in Psychology. In her role as a Customer Service Agent, Kendra helps answer customer questions and assists with general customer service tasks. In her off time, she enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors with her Australian Shepherd/Border Collie rescue Hemi as well as any and all things adrenaline spiking!

SCOTTeVEST Loves Dogs

Susie
Susie

Susie is a Standard Poodle born in 2011 and is the middle child of the Jordan Poodle Gang. According to Scott, Susie has a severe case of FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – and always wants to be involved with every activity. After work and on the weekends you can find Susie hiking with the Jordan family or lounging around their house.

Chloe
Chloe

Chloe is a Standard Poodle born in 2004 and is the alpha dog of the Jordan Poodle Gang. Chloe is a huge prankster and always likes to play tricks on her sisters as well as Laura and Scott. Chloe enjoys hiking with the Jordan family and hanging out on the sundeck.

Margaux
Margaux

Margaux is a Standard Poodle born in 2004, who recently became blind and deaf due to an autoimmune disease she’s battled for the last 3 years. Her nickname is The Awesome and Amazing Margaux thanks to her inspiring nature and persistent attitude to learn something new every day. She loves to dance to Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” (even though she can’t hear it) and going on hikes with the Jordan family. You can follow her progress learning how to adapt to being blind and deaf here. #RootForMargaux

Rhonda!
Rhonda!

Rhonda! is a Standard Poodle born in 2015 and is the baby of the Jordan Poodle Gang. She’s the only poodle of the bunch likes to swim and is learning to be an expert frisbee catcher. Lovingly referred to as “Imitation Chloe,” you can find Rhonda! on hikes with the Jordan family or playing with her friend Karlie on the 3rd floor.

Karlie
Karlie

Karlie Kloss (the dog) is a sweet Australian Shepherd mix adopted from the Wood River Valley Animal Shelter by Executive Marketing Coordinator Kate Westerhout. She was born in 2015 and is the troublemaker of the 3rd floor. Some of her hobbies include playing with her best friend Rhonda, playing fetch, listening to Taylor Swift music as well as chewing on her arms and feet.

Spencer
Spencer

Spencer is a Border Collie who was born in 2013. He was rescued from the street and adopted by Customer Service Director Maggie Cummings on Christmas in 2014. He loves to splash in lakes, rivers, his pool, puddles and water bowls. According to Maggie, he’s the fastest dog alive with very strong herding instincts. During the afternoons, he can be found dancing with Maggie on the 1st floor.

Patches
Patches

Patches is a Beagle born in 2008 who enjoys snuggling with Director of People and Culture Sean Martin and his family. On the weekends, Patches and the Martin family love to go on hikes and meet new dogs to play with. According to Sean, she is terrified of cardboard, but makes a great vacuum and will eat anything that resembles food the second it hits the floor.

Penny
Penny

Penny is a Pit Bull mix born in 2010 who loves to play tug of war with Customer Service Agent Jim Doolittle. On the weekends Jim and Penny go on adventures where she attempts to eat woodland creatures (unsuccessfully) and continue her strange fascination with cows.

Mayhem
Mayhem

Mayhem is a St. Bernard-Border Collie mix who was born in 2011. He was adopted from the West Valley Human Society by COO Marshall Rule and his wife Kelsey Bates. He is addicted to toys and can't sleep without one next to him. In his off time, Mayhem can be found playing fetch, going for walks and playing with his toys (of course!).

Maddie
Maddie

Maddie is a Lab-Border Collie mix who was born in 2010. She was adopted at 16 weeks old by COO Marshall Rule and his wife Kelsey Bates after they found him abandoned in a Walmart shopping cart in the middle of the night. She loves barking at skunks, catching flies and snuggling with her family.

#rootformargaux

After going blind and deaf from an autoimmune disease on August 4th, 2016, Margaux continues to push forward every day with the help of her 3 sisters who protect her and serve as her seeing eye companions. They keep her hiking the Idaho trails that she loves so much!

Plus, SCOTTeVEST clothing is great for dog owners. You don’t have to carry just your gadgets in our clothing -- they also work great for treats, leashes, poop bags and other accessories for you and your best friend. To find the perfect garment for your pet accessories and human accessories click the link below:

Board of Advisors

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc., is on our Board of Advisors and the inspiration for our (in)famous iPod Spoof. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh.

For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators. In 2000, Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers."

Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation , and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Steve Wozniak was formerly executive vice president, chief technology officer and chief visionary officer for Jazz Technologies, Inc. (formerly Acquicor Technology Inc.), which was acquired by TowerJazz in 2008. Steve is also a published author with the release of his autobiography, “ iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon ”, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.

- See Woz star in our comedy comedy video series here .

Kenneth "Hap" Klopp
Kenneth "Hap" Klopp

Kenneth "Hap" Klopp is the Chairman of our Board of Advisors. Among his many exploits, Mr. Klopp was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. During that time The North Face was honored with many awards for being the best managed company in its industry, including being lauded by Businessweek Magazine for providing one of the highest quality products of any company in the United States. Mr. Klopp led The North Face to its position as the largest and most successful company in its industry and one of the largest privately held companies in the San Francisco East Bay.

Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on adventuring, leadership, entrepreneurship and the human side of management. After selling his highly successful company, he began an international management consulting firm with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. He has simultaneously participated in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and orchestrated the takeover of the world's leading rugby company, Canterbury of New Zealand. Concurrently, he has written the highly acclaimed book on leadership called: “THE ADVENTURE OF LEADERSHIP: An Unorthodox Business Guide from the Man who Conquered The North Face”, published in both hardcover and paperback. He combines all of this with his ongoing sporting and adventuring activities.

"Life is a series of linked recoveries, elegantly described in retrospect as a plan."

-Hap Klopp
Peter Shankman
Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman serves on our Board of Advisors. He assists with our PR strategy and is one of our best and first evangelists. He has been described by PR Week Magazine as "redefining the art of networking," and by Investor's Business Daily as "crazy, but effective," Peter Shankman is consistently recognized as one of the innovators in both high-tech and "event-driven" publicity, public relations, and marketing.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Cision, Inc.

Peter is the founder of ShankMinds: Breakthrough, a private online entrepreneurial community, with members in more-than ten countries. Peter also hosts the award-winning podcast on ADD and ADHD, Faster Than Normal, which is helping to turn the conversation around ADHD from curse to gift, by interviewing successful people who have made ADHD their secret superpower.

Peter is the author of four books: “Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans” (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015), “Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration is in” (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013,), “Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World” (Que Biz-Tech 2010,) and “Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work--And Why Your Company Needs Them” (Wiley and Sons, 2006,). He is also a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide, including South By Southwest, Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld, TBEX, The Public Relations Society of America, CTIA, CTAM, CES, PMA, OMMA, Mobile Marketing Asia, and the Direct Marketing Association.

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