About Us

Our Mission

The RAD mission is to enhance and enable greater outdoor adventures.

Our Story

Adventure Data is a company of four 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. The whole team is giving everything we have to make the best outdoor equipment possible, and to fulfill the RAD dream.

What is the RAD dream? We plan on building RAD into a company that is on the leading edge of adventure sport advancement, while maintaining respect and awe for nature and the history of our sports. In our work on the Lyte probe, we are finding that the best way to do this is to incorporate the community in all that we do. It does no good to build a new technology if it is not widely accepted as useful and needed from the leaders in the community. We will be using this approach in the development of every product that RAD brings to the market. Using the community to help groom what we create will help us make sure that everything we do brings us back to our mission of enhancing and enabling greater outdoor adventures.

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

Chief Executive Officer

Micah Johnson

Micah hails from Baker City, OR.  He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State, and 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.  If his mind isn’t the most valuable item, then it surely has to be his wit.  Micah spends his time whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, and playing competitive rugby. He also loves to work on his dirtbag status, just watch how he mounts his kayak on his ’92 Geo Metro if you want proof.

Micah Johnson

Chief Technology 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. If he’s not making designs on the computer or building things in the lab, you can find him mountain biking in the beautiful foothills of Boise, Idaho.

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. He is in charge of the marketing aspects of our team, and he leads with an iron fist, or kayak paddle.

Jake Taubenheim

Operations Manager