Kelsey Sheofsky, Co-Founder
Kelsey plans and designs. Her five year stint as Creative Director for Alison Events in San Francisco gave her a firm foundation in destination event planning. Her love for camping started with yearly family trips to the Sonoma Coast and continues with group excursions to the Santa Cruz Mountains every winter. Kelsey camps for the late afternoon nature hikes, trivial pursuit tournaments, grilled cheese sandwiches, river swims, and waking up with the birds.
Destination wish list: San Juan Islands
Camping tool of choice: Head Lamp
Mike Sheofsky, Co-Founder, Local Favorite
Mike works with his hands. With a background in construction and custom furniture fabrication, Mike heads up all of Shelter Co’s tent installation projects. He has gone backpacking and camping multiple times a year since childhood and cannot function without at least a week in the wilderness every few months. Mike camps for the Irish coffee in the morning, ax throwing contests, bbq steak, off roading, and the wide open sky.
Destination wish list: Denali National Park
Camping tool of choice: Hatchet
Jenny Bishop, Production Manager
Jenny is detail oriented. She is Shelter Co’s Production Manager. She makes sure all the little things falls into place. Growing up in Maine, on the doorstep of Acadia National Park, instilled in her a great love of the outdoors. Since moving to California, where outdoor adventure has no season, she has vowed to take advantage of every weekend, whether that means an epic camping adventure or just a Sunday walk on Ocean Beach. Jenny camps for the fresh air, cribbage, and quality time with great friends.
Destination wish list: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, CA
Camping tool of choice: Bug Spray
Rory Buckley, Event Manager, Camping Butler
Rory charms. He is Shelter Co.’s Event Manager and Camping Butler. With an extensive background in the hospitality business, he manages tent installations, oversees client relations, and is one of our resident butlers. After spending nearly a decade in Las Vegas and Arizona managing restaurants, he left the business and joined Shelter Co. He was introduced to camping as an infant, and continued to camp throughout the west coast, and in parts of Mexico. Rory camps for the early morning fire, late night laughter and the unexpected adventure.
Destination wish list: Cinnamon Bay, St John- Virgin Islands
Camping tool of choice: Swiss Army knife
Danielle Rowe, Designer
Danielle creates. She is the founder of Brown Paper Design, an event design firm in Los Angeles and helped perfect the Shelter vision. She curates the overall look of all Shelter Co. events and is constantly on the hunt for new products to enhance the Shelter experience. Danielle loves being in the wild and gets design inspiration whenever she ventures into new untouched areas. Danielle camps for the fresh air, campfires, wildflowers, and rain boots.
Destination wish list: Mendocino Coast
Camping supply of choice: Camera
Serene Buckley, Public Relations
Serene spreads the word. She is Shelter Co.’s PR master and a camping enthusiast. Her camping adventures started at a young age with yearly multi-family trips to the American River. Serene camps for the river canoeing, s’mores competitions, redwood trees, and dirt.
Destination wish list: Glacier National Park
Camping tool of choice: Sharp knife