About Us

Our Mission

Develop a smart ski pole to measure avalanche conditions.

Our Story

Realtime Adventure Data, also known as Adventure Data, started as a company of five outdoor enthusiasts that are passionate about our adventures.  In true lean startup fashion, we are currently working out of a garage in Boise, ID. Despite our less than luxurious headquarters, we are excited about the progress that we make daily.

What is the RAD dream? Partner with the avalanche community to truly advance snow safety. We believe that the best way to develop brand new technology is to incorporate the community in all that we do. Collaborating with the community to push Lyte probe’s technology forward is how we began and how we will release this product.

Our Team

Drew Eldred

Drew was born and raised in Northern California, but moved to Boise, ID in 2012.  He has a passion for leadership, entrepreneurship, and a love for the outdoors.  He has experience in both owning businesses, leading organizations and working with outdoor recreational outfitters.  Drew spends the majority of his free time being physically active either playing soccer, going to the gym or hitting the river to navigate whitewater.

Drew Eldred

President

Micah Johnson

Micah hails from Baker City, OR. Micah completed his undergrad at University of Alaska, Anchorage. After finishing school, Micah spent time working in Alaska where he harnessed the skills for innovation and idea creation.  He since moved to Boise where he obtained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Boise State. During his stay at BSU, he wrote a novel model looking at snow metamorphism. Afterwards He spent a few years working under snow researchers focusing on modeling snow hydrology. Micah loves iterating on the probe and writing software to make it better. You can always find a him with a probe on his desk or in the shop machining new parts.

Micah Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Stevenson

Ryan has spent time living all over the U.S. and has been lucky enough to paddle rivers, and make turns in multiple different states.  He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and extensive experience in prototyping and design. Don’t let his education and work experience fool you, he’s a ridiculous individual with a sense of humor beyond the comprehension of your average bear. Ryan has made amazing contributions to the Lyte probe specifically on the physical design.

Ryan Stevenson

Chief Operations Officer

Jake Taubenheim

Jake comes to the team from Snohomish,  WA. Jake is an avid backcountry skier, whitewater kayaker, and all around adrenaline connoisseur.  Jake graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology. Jake helps out with our marketing and more importantly he has a keen eye in the pit. Jake has spent time volunteering with backcountry patrols and is often our face in the field. He often brings the practical aspect of developing new technology for avalanche safety.

Jake Taubenheim

Operations Manager

Adrian Rothenbuhler

Meet Adrian or as we call him the Swiss Lord of Electrons! Adrian performs all of our circuit design and firmware development and does it really well. Adrian received a masters in electrical engineering from Boise State University in 2013 and has lots professional experience as an EE. Adrian started out doing contract work for RAD and it quickly became apparent that our team needed him. Adrian is dedicated to solving problems and works tirelessly on making sure our system is the best.

Adrian Rothenbuhler

Electrical Engineer