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

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

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

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

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