Marlo's Summer Staff Picks

Hi, I'm Marlo

I grew up in Tahoe City and absolutely love the outdoors.  My day job is a realtor with Coldwell Banker, but my fun job is working the floor at Alpenglow.  I love interacting with community members in a store I grew up shopping at and sharing my passion for the outdoors with anyone who walks through the front door. 

My Story:

I was fortunate enough to grow up in Tahoe City and have spent my entire life loving and cherishing the wonders and community that Lake Tahoe has to offer. I am a North Tahoe High School graduate, where the woods were our running trails and the ski slopes were our entertainment. My passion for the area only grew when I traded the beauty of the mountains for the equally gorgeous coast of Santa Barbara. Here I attended the University of California where I obtained my B.A. in Environmental Studies.

After graduation, I realized that my home remained in Tahoe and I returned to immerse myself back into the community. I worked in the customer service and hospitality industry and also volunteered with SWEP (Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships), where I provided children hands on Environmental Education and had the opportunity to pass on my love of nature to the next generation. I then became a Big Mountain Coach at Squaw Valley and a Property Manager at Tahoe Moon Properties, finally leading me into my career as a realtor. I treasure all of these experiences, as they have created trusting and compassionate relationships with homeowners, athletes, parents of athletes, repeat visitors in the area, and the community as a whole.

Being a Tahoe native also provides me with an intimate knowledge of the area and the unique environment that each individual neighborhood and location has to offer.  Having been born and raised in Tahoe, I have learned that it is an exceptionally wonderful area to live and visit.

"Tahoe is a place that no matter how long you are away, it will always welcome you and feel like home when you return."

- Marlo Eckert

Marlo's Staff Picks:

Dynafit Ultra 100

I love this shoe because it has maximum cushion but also a firmer feel to it. For someone with a really high instep, where most shoes rub and bother the top of my foot, this shoe has the seamless tongue giving it the ultimate comfort for all my long distance runs.

W’s Salomon Adv Skin 8 set

This is one of the better running vests for women. The unique shape eliminates pressure on the breasts when synched down. And the longer straws on the soft flasks make it easier to grab sips on the go.

Fido Airlift

This is one of the most important items you can have on you if bringing your best 4 legged friend on adventures with you! If anything happens to your dog no matter how far into your hike, you can easily carry them out to safety with this airlift. It allows someone like myself to be able to carry my pooch that would normally be too heavy to carry out by myself.

More Top Picks:

W’s Hoka Speedgoat 5

This is my go to shoe for my everyday trail runs. I love the cushion on this shoe, but also the lugs that are enhanced to grip loose soil on all the Tahoe trails. Super light and great traction makes this shoe the perfect workhorse. 

UL Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

This small hip pack is great to take on small hikes or long runs. I love using this to pack dog cookies and poop bags so that I’m prepared for my best furry friends on any adventure!

Skratch Labs PB & Chocolate energy bar

This bar not only tastes delicious but is great fuel for any adventure. Super small and easy to pack, this bar goes everywhere with me!

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