Our Story

Rocky Talkie was founded in Denver, Colorado in late 2019 by longtime friends and adventure partners Bryce Jones and Alex Page. Having searched in vain for a reliable radio that was easy to use in the backcountry, they set out to create their own.

After several years of prototypes and cycle after cycle of rigorous testing, the Mountain Radio was born: a radio rugged enough to withstand the elements and keep adventurers connected. More recently, the 5 Watt Radio was released to bring the Rocky Talkie experience to a new class of adventure sports.

Our Mission

To give adventurers the confidence to push their limits in the backcountry through improved communication.

Our Mission

To give adventurers the confidence to push their limits in the backcountry through improved communication.

Our Pledge

We donate $2 per radio to search and rescue teams. Like good communication, these volunteer teams save lives and provide critical peace of mind in the backcountry.

Meet the Team

  • Bryce J.

    Co-Founder and President

    Bryce is a dedicated rock climber with a passion for product design and 3D printing. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan focusing on entrepreneurship. Bryce is absolutely stoked to be working every day to help improve backcountry communication.

  • Alex P.

    Co-Founder and Head of Product

    Alex is a scientist and climber. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan and has been tinkering with electronics since he was kid. Alex is passionate about bringing technology to unusual places, and is excited to contribute to the outdoor community.

  • Erin M.

    Director of Marketing

    Erin is a backcountry enthusiast with a passion for exploring new places & type 2 fun. She has an extensive background in advertising & helping outdoor brands grow. Erin is stoked to bring backcountry communication to outdoor communities & industries.

  • Mellanie P.

    Customer Experience Manager

    Mellanie feels the most joy when she is connecting with and helping others! Nestled in the Georgia mountains, she’s always ready for an adventure. When she’s not engaging with the Rocky Talkie community via email, you can find her thru-hiking, paddling with her chocolate lab by her side, or whipping up gourmet campfire meals as the designated camp chef. Mellanie is passionate about making every interaction special and can't wait to hear about your latest outdoor adventures (and your pups)!

  • Eric Mica

    Principal Mechanical Engineer

    Eric is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in product design, robotics, and automation. He is passionate about 3D CAD and new manufacturing technologies. When he isn't designing the next generation of radios, Eric can be found riding his motorcycle, fixing his motorcycle, or playing guitar.

  • Justin G.

    Lead Electrical Engineer

    Justin leads our engineering team in both technical design and supplier sourcing. Justin is an Electrical Engineer with an extensive background in product design and manufacturing. When not creating new products, he can be found thru-hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking in the Sierras. Justin is elated to help create better options for mountain athletes who need to communicate during their the adventures.

  • Mark S.

    Quality Assurance & Logistics Manager

    Mark leads our Denver based product assembly and QA operations. He is a life long entrepreneur and gadget guy, who is always keeping the team up to date on the most recent tech developments. He enjoys hiking with his new dog Scotty, and is an avid Philly sports fan.

  • Darcie B.

    HR & Administrative Manager

    Darcie is a passionate rock climber and outdoor enthusiast, with a taste for anything fun. She has a Master’s in Public Health and has extensive experience in operations, administration, and people management. She is most often seen exploring the trails with her family and their golden retriever Pax, who brings a smile to everyone he meets!

  • Anna W.

    Community & Events Manager

    Anna is an outdoor enthusiast and artist from the Pacific Northwest. When she is not connecting with the incredible Rocky Talkie community and troubleshooting radio inquiries, she can be found climbing, painting, reading, or trail running with her dog \ best friend Jake. She is a certified HAM and it makes her day when folks include dog pictures with their emails! :)

  • Nate G.

    Education Manager & Creative Producer

    Nate hails from Southern California and loves to surf, cycle and backpack. After a decade of experience in the film industry, his passions for HAM radio and facilitating positive customer experiences have led him to Rocky Talkie. He can be found wandering trails with his dog Cedar.

  • Leila H.

    Social Media Manager

    Leila is a rock climber with extensive experience in the climbing industry! She has worked as a climbing guide as well as a route setter at her home gym in Colorado Springs. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals outdoors! She is now a certified HAM! In her free time, you can find her sport climbing , camping out in her truck, and petting as many dogs as she can find!

  • Jessica G.

    Marketing & Sustainability Manager

    Jessica is a passionate outdoor recreationalist currently exploring the mountains of North Carolina. She has a Masters in Environmental Policy from CU Boulder, and has worked in the Outdoor Industry for several years, with a focus on Sustainability and Accessibility. Jessica is a certified HAM and enjoys backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and looks forward to camping with her new puppy Tuck.

  • Carly C.

    Customer Experience Assistant Manager

    Carly is a passionate climber who has worked in the climbing industry since 2010. As a climbing guide and trainer for over a decade, she has been committed to helping people explore and push their own limits. Her guiding career and personal climbing goals have taken her all over the world, from sunny rock cliffs to big mountain expeditions. In her free time, she is either climbing, exploring with her dog Frankie (the bestest girl!), or dancing to live music!

  • Henley P.

    Technical Support Specialist & Training Coordinator

    Henley lives in the Sonoran Desert and comes to Rocky Talkie after several years spent teaching youth as an outdoor educator and Spanish teacher in the public school system. Outside of supporting the amazing Rocky Talkie community, he spends his time on trails and dirt roads hiking, running, and cycling. He’s even set a coupe of fastest known times!

  • Maggie K.

    Quality Assurance Specialist

    Maggie is CO native from the Western Slope. In the Winter, you can find her shredding the slopes and in the Summer, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, and progressing her skills on the slackline! She works hard making sure the quality of the radios we put out are top notch and she loves sharing the Rocky Talkie stoke with those around her! She is your biggest fan, and probably your dog's too! Oh and yes, she is a beanie fanatic!

  • Kaila P.

    Part-time Customer Experience Specialist

    Kaila is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast who will participate in almost any outdoor activity. She is currently working on earning her BSN in nursing at CMU, and has a passion for helping others! You can probably find her under a rock in Unaweep Canyon, checking off the Colorado 14ers, or out adventuring with her two pups Butters & Scotch!

  • Andi Schuster

    Part-time Customer Experience Specialist

    Andi resides in the foothills of Colorado and has a huge passion for the outdoors and community. She is always looking to connect with new people in new places and make unforgettable, adventurous memories! When she isn't connecting with our customers, she is hiking with her little family, finding a local coffee shop, and hopping on her bike for an evening ride.

  • Noah McKelvin

    Part-time Customer Experience Specialist

    Noah has spent much of his life with a strong desire to help others. This has ranged from a past of firefighting to becoming a climbing guide in the desert sun of Moab and ice/alpine terrain of Montana. When he’s not interacting with the wonderful Rocky Talkie community, you can find him on some insufferable adventure

Friends of the Brand

  • Scott C.

    Packaging Design

    Scott is an avid climber and designer that loves the problem-solving aspect of climbing and the storytelling that only comes from days spent in the outdoors. The energy and the dedication of the people around keep him inspired.

  • Colin Rex


    Colin is a photographer and creative professional always looking for his next big adventure. His perpetual quest for type 2 fun has led him to the far corners of the globe, where he combines photography, writing, and videography to create visual identities for leading brands in the outdoor industry.

  • Jon Crays

    Content Strategist

    Jon is an avid mountain biker, angler, snowboarder, climber, & photographer. He has developed content strategies for brands around the globe such as Land Rover and Panasonic. He is a strong believer in the importance of safe communication in the outdoors and is excited to leverage his content expertise to help spread this message.