AVS would like to welcome the newest team member filling the role of the store manager, Josh Tafoya. Josh has spent the last decade and a half in customer service and supply chain ranging from direct sales of technical mountaineering equipment to client advising around endurance fuels and supplements for endurance athletes, and most recently from supply chain management and team development. He graduated from Western Washington University where he majored in Finance and Marketing. Through it all, his love for cycling has continued to grow since his first job at Stanwood Velo Sport.
Josh has been married to his amazing wife Katherine 8 years this coming February and has two active children, Eliza (5) and Dawson (2). Their kiddos enjoy being outside and going on adventures; Dawson loves joining in on the mountain bike trails and does so with a squeal of glee. Eliza continues to impress with her road biking skills and maneuvers as well as her love for anything pink and sparkly. Katherine has a huge passion for health and wellness and has a degree in nursing but finds herself working as an assistant personal trainer and of course a stay at home mom to their busy kiddos. When Josh isn’t at the shop you will find him on family adventures hiking or biking the local trails where his family shares a common love for being outside and staying active.
Josh would love to think that he is still the downhill mountain bike thrill seeker he was in college, but he has come to enjoy the calmer days of riding fun single track at Pilchuck Tree Farm and finding the occasional jib to get playful on.
Josh is beyond thrilled to merge his career with his passion of cycling and being part of a tight community.
Come on in to say hi, and who knows, depending on the day you may get to meet the rest of his motley crew running around the shop!
Hello everybody. My name is Luke AKA Ninja bike tech. and my job is to make your bike, and your experience at our shop, the best it can be. I enjoy all kinds of cycling, but given the choice, there is nothing that beats getting some dirt on my mountain bike. After a good ride, or any time for that matter, I love me some good mint chocolate chip ice cream. In the near future there will be much world traveling and first on that list is Argentina. Along my travels I hope to see one of my favorite animals, the platypus. I mean really, can you think of a more unique animal. Well that’s a little about me, come on in and lets talk a little about you and all of your cycling needs.
Hey there! I'm Auriea, I work support here. I will be the person who will greet you to our shop as you walk through the door and show you around. I love big cats of all kinds and if I could go anywhere I would choose either rugged Alaska or Ireland.
I am a fan of all things seafood!
My type of bike riding consists of mountain and BMX biking. I like to ride the path less traveled with my bike if it means that i get to my destination quicker and I love doing tricks.
Now that you know a little bit about me I look forward to getting to know a little bit about you the next time you come visit Arlington Velo Sport!
Mark Everett is the Shop owner. He started riding a BMX bike at the age of five and is also one of few who are skilled enough to ride a unicycle. Now he enjoys going on mountain bike rides with friends and family! Mark is a fruit and nut kind of person with a sprinkle of Ice cream is always a bonus! Mark has lived all over the northwest, Boise, Idaho, Grants Pass, Oregon, and Stanwood, Washington. He now lives in Colville, Washington with his wife Rochelle. They have three kids, Logan , Leila, and Landon! Mark works remote most of the time and on every other Sunday/Monday he is in person at the shop!