Stone Glacier is a result of 15 years of solo sheep hunts from the Dall country of Alaska to the unlimited districts of Montana’s Beartooth Wilderness. Minimizing pack and gear weight increases usable load, which in turn extends your range in the backcountry. My quest for ultralight backpacking gear began 15 years ago and has been a slow and organic process of development, testing, and refining. The goal has been straightforward: build the lightest, most durable gear using only the toughest technical materials available. After hundreds of miles of testing on the trail, years of research and design, this goal has been accomplished. Stone Glacier...redefining the capabilities of ultralight.
Kurt Racicot - Founder/Owner/Lead Designer
Who’ll Answer the Phone...
Phil Churchill - Phil grew up on the front range of Colorado. A few years after graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and completing two combat tours to Afghanistan. Phil moved to Bozeman in 2013 to study Accounting at Montana State University. When he isn’t at Stone Glacier, you can find him fly fishing, chasing ducks with his black lab Shem, or looking for Mule Deer.
Becky Layne - Born in Missouri but raised in Wyoming, Becky spent her youth camping and fishing in the Bighorn Mountains all summer and hunting deer and antelope each fall. She’s the proud mom of two amazing daughters, Emily who lives in Bozeman and Ashley who lives in Wyoming with her husband, Jared. Before joining Stone Glacier, Becky worked for the Wild Sheep Foundation and held many job titles throughout her career. She was the Exhibit Manager until August 2017 when she decided to push the limit of her comfort zone and travel solo for several months camping out of her jeep and paddleboarding whenever & wherever possible. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she loves binge-watching Law & Order SVU.
Andrew Whitney - Born in Maine, raised in New Hampshire. Andrew grew up hunting ducks and whitetails on the seacoast. When it came time to look at post-secondary education, he looked west. He attended Montana State University, earned his bachelor’s degree, and never looked back. Bow hunting and chasing bugling bulls became his passion and as they say, the rest is history. Andrew started with Stone glacier in 2012, assembling backpacks in his garage after-hours and has been guiding deer and elk hunters in the state of Montana for the previous 5 seasons. Although Andrew has assimilated nicely to the Montana lifestyle his Yankee blood still runs strong and comes out in bold waves when Tom Brady and the Patriots are making a come from behind drive or if the smell of fresh hops from a cold Sam Adams is within a 100 yard radius.
Taylor D'Agostino - Taylor was born and raised in Bozeman and graduated with a degree from Montana State University. His adventurous outdoor personality has lead him to various recreational jobs from guiding elk hunters to leading winter snowmobile tours through Yellowstone National Park. His authenticity and credibility in the mountains brings a lot of value to our team.
Zack Boughton - Originally from Idaho, Zack moved to Bozeman, MT in 2005 to study Film at Montana State University. His first taste of hunting came a handful of years later when he decided to hunt deer behind his parent’s cabin in Bigfork. After that, a successful deer hunt on Montana’s Hi-Line, a bow purchased off Craigslist, and a calendar full of hunts quickly fueled his passion for all things hunting. Zack has been looking through the viewfinder of a camera for 10+ years and brings a unique set of talents to the SG team. You’ll often find him bowhunting elk, throwing streamers at trout, skiing Bridger, hacking it up on the links, throwing weights around, and welding at a friend’s metal shop.
Colby Adamek – Born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. Colby’s passion for the outdoors took root in the Cascade Mountains from time spent backpacking, hunting, and canoeing many of the ranges expansive peaks, lakes and rivers. In 2011, he moved to Bozeman, Montana to attend Montana State University where he received degrees in Business Finance and Economics. Starting with Stone Glacier in 2014, Colby is Stone Glaciers most tenured employee. After hours, Colby enjoys spending time with his family; preferably, winding down an adventure over a cold beer at the local brewery.
Lyle Hebel - Lyle was born in Bozeman, Montana but grew up on a cattle ranch northeast of Sheridan, WY. At an early age, Lyle demonstrated exceptionally artistic ability winning many awards and accolades. It was this creative talent that took him to Montana State University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Upon graduation, Lyle spent 15 years working for Massive Studios and directed creative marketing campaigns for brands like SITKA Gear, Leica, Adventure Medical Kits, Dogtra, Barnard Construction, Black Gold Bowsights and the Wild Sheep Foundation. Lyle has also lent his expertise as an Adjunct Professor at Montana State University, instructing courses in Advanced Web Development. When not busy leading the marketing initiatives at Stone Glacier, Lyle is happily occupied with his beautiful family, scouting for big game animals, raising chickens, or lending his time to local conservation organizations.
Jeff Sposito - Jeff grew up in Northern California in a commercial cattle ranching family. He developed a passion for hunting and conservation at an early age guided by his grandfather. Jeff received a degree in Ag Business from Chico State University then began working at Sitka Gear in 2009 when it was just a small startup company. During his 7+ years with Sitka Jeff gained valuable experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Finance that he now brings to Stone Glacier. Jeff is proud to raise his two daughters, with his wife Sam, in Bozeman, MT.