Built for good times, and unlike anything else on the planet

 

From the living room, to the garage & now a warehouse. We are a small, hardworking team trying to create the best company we can.

Thank you for being part of this journey with us.

 

The Team

Jimmy Findlay Hickey
Founder/Runs Things
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Howdy Findlay Force! I just want to express how grateful I am to have the Findlay Force out there. Seriously, we wouldn't be here without you guys, and we are forever grateful to have such an amazing tribe of good people around our brand. We go against the grain, we aren't insiders or part of the "cool" scene. We are just a few people who are passionate about Findlay Hats and creating the best products & company we can. We are the hungriest brand on the face of the earth and we are ready to eat.

That's all for now. Just remember to do what you love, with the people you love.
 
- Jimmy

Sarah Wishard

Co-Founder & Head Seamstress

Sarah has been here since the beginning. From hand stitching every pocket in the original Findlay living room, to endless hours in the garage, and now her own department & office at the warehouse - her space is about the size of the original living room by the way.

If she isn't behind the sewing machines or serger, she is working on her own creative projects.


Brett Butcher

Sales Force

Retired pro snowboarder, Brett handles incoming collaboration and wholesale requests. Find him out on the Deschutes River rafting or at the warehouse with his trusty pup, Jackson.


Delaney Dixon

Head Embroidery Operator

 
Delaney is the biggest dog lover on our team. She moved here from Detroit to work for us, and currently heads our embroidery department. When she's not working or hanging out with dogs, you can find her skateboarding & thinking about dogs.


Monique Barbee

Seamstress Assistant

Mo play's a crucial role in our seamstress department. From organizing with our laser & production teams, to prepping the leather patches for sewing, if you order a leather patch hat from us, there is a high likelihood Mo was involved with it


Oliver Dixon

Laser | Sublimation | Science

Oliver is our resident mad scientist. A snowboarder & park digger, he has been crucial to helping our laser cutting & sublimation department thrive. He knows our complex machines inside & out and has helped our brand evolve to new levels by unlocking these tools of creation.


Rob "Slobby D" Downing

Sales | Production Manager

Rob has been grinding here for a while now and is currently our produciton manager and oversees our production team. When not working you can find him up on Mt. Hood snowboarding, skating somewhere in Portland or playing the bass with his band Black Spur.


Dylan McKinley

Customer Service | Social Media Communication

Based out of the Seattle area, Dylan has been a long time Findlay Force member. He helps handle the massive amount of comments and messages we receive on our social media channels and handles customer service.

The only dad on the team, he can be found skating in his free time & you may recognize him from MTV's "How Far is Tattoo Far"


Amanda Sauter

Production

Amanda handles all things production, from embroidery to shipping. When she's not at work she can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog Marley.


Maddie Collins

Production

Maddie was one of our first employees at Findlay, back in the days where we were still based out of the garage.

When not slanging hats at the warehouse, you can find her skating or rock climbing.


Matthew Holmes

Production

Our newest member of the team, Matthew works on the production and shipping team. He is a skilled musician and creates amazing 2d animation.


Greg Hudson

Production | R&D

Greg is our resident sneaker-head and has an amazing amount of pop culture knowledge.


Charlie Ryan

Sewing

Charlie is the youngest member on our team and is just starting to help our sewing department. He runs a brand called Chucks Lab and will be going to school for Fashion Design in the Fall. Stoked to have Charlie helping us out and excited to see where his career & brand takes him!


Brady Merkl

Intern / Product Design

Brady is a senior at University of Oregon and reached out to us for a summer internship. Brady is already taking on important roles and helping the team here with his product design skillset while learning the ropes on how we run things here.

This guys got a real go get em' attitude and we are stoked to have him on the team & to see where his career takes him.


Christiana Means

Production Force

When not traveling the world for her skateboarding career, or at a local skatepark, you can find Christiana at the warehouse helping us get orders out the door. Bringing a great attitude to our production team we are stoked to have Christiana here!


TJ Helwig

Production Force

This is TJ, he is on with our shipping team! When not at the warehouse packing orders, you can find him at the pool table or in his garden!


Kristy Scott

Production Force

The newest addition to our production team Kristy is an embroidery operator earning her stripes on the six head Tajima & 2 single heads. When not working you can find her skateboarding with her pup, Mesa (pictured), or working on her 99 Astro Van!
 

The Pups

Upper Management

Rhino, Ladybird, Marley & Jackson (not pictured). These guys are the true movers & shakers here.


In Loving Memory

Harold "Fin" Findlay

Grandpa

Jimmy's Grandpa and a major influence on his life growing up. He is the inspiration for the Findlay name. He passed away 2 months before the brand officially launched, but was able to see the early stages of its creation.

He joined the Army in December 1941. On July 1, 1942, he was sent overseas for three years. He served in England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. After the war, Harold entered Pomona College, where he met his wife, Carol. They both graduated in June of 1950 and married in September of that year. That same year, Harold joined Carnation Co., working there for 36 years and retiring in 1986.

Harold and Carol moved to Longview in 1992. He was a volunteer driver for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP), enjoyed Discovery Club and always looked forward to Friday afternoons spent with the "Jolly Boys" at the Longview Country Club.
 
Fin loved his country, his family, his garden, traveling and parties. He simply loved life. He will be missed.

Justin "JT" Thornton

JT was a part-time employee back in the Findlay Garage. We had spent countless hours & late nights together in the garage, busting out orders. His positive & fearless attitude was an inspiration to us all, and he was taken from us too soon.

JT will always remain an important piece of the Findlay Force.


Gator

The original Findlay Dog.

He was a loving, happy, spunky little man and we miss him dearly. While all dogs are great in their own way, this guy was a special pup. He loved people and was just a joy to be around.

We got him as a puppy just a couple of months prior to the company launching in 2013, and he was the Findlay Dog ever since.

He had spent countless hours in the original living room, to the Findlay Garage and now our warehouse with us. This place will never feel the same without him.