About Us

Born in the rugged Pacific Northwest, Paxis® was founded by outdoor enthusiasts who understand the need for quick access to their gear without the hassle of removing your pack.

Ever since I was a child I’ve had a curiosity about mechanical things and how they worked. As an adult I still enjoy repairing cars and other motorized vehicles. I especially like to go further and see my ideas for modifications and inventions come to life.

A lifelong interest in aviation prompted me to become a licensed private pilot. Flying gives me the opportunity to meet other pilots, participate in local fly-ins, and see the exciting perspective of our world from the air. Flying encompasses skills that require a person to focus on the task at hand, and to develop a keen sense of awareness.

Being in the outdoors is a welcome diversion from work and everyday activities. In our leisure time my wife Cathy and I enjoy travelling to new places and going on interesting adventures.

I love travel, hiking, and kayaking and my love for outdoor exploration began at a young age. Growing up, my dad was a seasonal ranger in the Olympic National Park in Washington State. We went on a lot of adventures during those summers and now, as an adult, I am drawn to any place with an abundance of natural beauty, fabulous food, and an opportunity to explore. I continue to enjoy such things when my husband, Paul, and I take frequent hikes and mini-trips.

I also enjoy creating with textiles. My mom and grandmothers taught me how to sew and do other textile related crafts when I was young and I started making my own clothes when I was eight years old. I find that I have a way with fabric, color and texture. After I had been knitting for many years I learned to spin my own yarn from fleece sheared from sheep, goats and even llamas. Having those abilities has given me added pleasure as I knit items for our grandson, Archer.

When Paul and I aren’t busy with Paxis or exploring new trails, we enjoy spending time with our children and their families.


Paxis on American Outdoors

We made a “splash” during our interview with American Outdoors during Outdoor Retailer 2015.

Paxis Wheelchair Design

Paxis’ patent-pending wheelchair design allows you quick, easy access to what you need.

Paxis Tutorial Video

This short video gives you all the highlights of the innovative Paxis pack.

Imaging USA 2015

Our co-founder talks with Mia McCormick of KelbyOne during the Imaging USA 2015 Convention and Expo.

Watch This: See why our Shuttle Pod is the heart of a Paxis pack.

Paxis understands the need for accessing things faster without the hassle of removing your pack.

Where to Buy


International Distributors

Compass Distributors Co.

35 Costigan Court, Georgetown, ON L7G 6J2
Ph: 416-526-7036
Fax: 905-248-3629


Room No 302 #47
Jubuto-ro 145beon-gil
Bupyeong-gu, Incheon
Ph: +8210-8707-3091
Email: gowingcom@naver.com

Ranga Industries

PO Box 362, Kippa-Ring, QLD 4021, Australia
Ph: +61 7 3123 4035
Email: sales@rangaindustries.com

Gallia Ltd

1-92-4 Mitsufuji, Musashimirayama- shi,
Tokyo 208-0221

JP Distribution

UK and Ireland
Hempstalls Lane
Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire ST5 0SW
+44 1782 753300

Motormax ehf

Hauptuni 6
210 Gardabaer

TSB Global Distribution

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei
105 Sims Avenue #04-06
Chancerlodge Complex 387429
(+65) 6844 1968

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