The story of the Zenbivy Bed
Mason Strehl is an avid outdoor adventurer, photographer, and storyteller based in Washington state. When he's not in the office, you can find him hiking in the backcountry, climbing peaks, or surfing. For most of the year, he’s traveling around and living out of his converted Toyota truck. He prioritizes gaining knowledge through experience and creating meaningful connections with others.
Mason has been with Zenbivy from the very beginning. He himself has logged over 800 nights in a Zenbivy Bed in almost every condition imaginable! From the ice fields of southern Patagonia to the Swedish Laplands, in the dry deserts of Arizona and through the rugged backcountry in his home state of Alaska, he shares the story of Zenbivy through his own adventures.
Kylie joined the Zenbivy team in 2020 to help out in customer service and is now our Ecommerce Manager. Having grown up in Georgia, she did what a lot of outdoor-loving Georgia folk do: thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and then moved across the country to the PNW. When she's not in the office, she's probably somewhere in the forest.
"Glavin" is no stranger to the outdoor industry. Prior to creating the Zenbivy Bed, he led some of the best brands in the game. You’re probably familiar with a few of his inspirations such as the MSR® Hubba Hubba™, the GSI® Dualist™ and Sierra Designs® Backcountry Bed.
Before Zenbivy launched in 2017, he had spent 15 years striving towards the perfect mummy alternative that allows you to sleep in a bed like you do at home. As an avid backpacker himself, this was an endeavor he pursued in earnest at Sierra Designs while he was there, which resulted in the predecessors to the Zenbivy Bed: the Backcountry Bed and Backcountry Quilt.
Jim is a seasoned senior-level Product Manager with deep knowledge in managing performance apparel
& equipment. He's got dynamic leadership-style experience in the business development of both start-ups and large organizations in Outdoor, Military, and Work markets.
A people person through and through, Jim's passion for brand building and team building has played a significant role in the recent growth of Zenbivy. Outside of work, he's an avid backcountry skier, snowboarder, and runner. (He's also a fan of "jazz that rocks", but don't tell him we told you.)