Active Endeavors is proud to be Patagonia's original flagship store in Iowa. 

Join us on May 6th starting at 3:00 P.M. during the Flyover Fashion Fest Shop Crawl. We will have Professor Dave Collins from the University of Iowa and a representative from Patagonia, Dixie-Marree engaging in a discussion called "What young brands can learn from Patagonia's success story."

Stop by to see the discussion live, ask questions, and learn some new insight on sustainable branding.

Second Floor of Active Endeavors from 3-4pm

Dixie-Marree Prickett is a sales rep for Patagonia, a sustainable outdoor apparel manufacturer located in Ventura, California. Dixie-Marree began her career with Patagonia over 17 years ago as a whitewater kayaking athlete and in 2005 became a sales rep in the Patagonia wholesale channel. She has spent the last 12 years repping the Upper Midwest territory and is often accompanied by her trusty side kick Willa the malamute. When not on the road for work you can find Dixie-Marree mountain biking, kayaking, surfing or in the air doing aerial silks. 

Dave Collins, Lecturer in Marketing. After holding marketing positions at AmanaRefrigeration, Decisionmark and IES, Dave chose to leave the corporate world to teach marketing at the Tippie College of Business. Since coming to the College nearly 20 years ago, he has taught courses in general marketing, direct marketing, sales management, supervised field studies projects and was a founding board member of the Marketing Department’s Marketing Institute. During the past eight years, Dave has primarily focused on sustainability issues in business.; teaching Marketing and Sustainability and Sustainable Product Innovation and Management. He has also served on numerous university committees and state boards that deal with environmental and social issues. Dave firmly believes that business can be a significant agent for positive change and can be used to bring entrepreneurial solutions to the environmental crisis.

Dave Collins, Lecturer in Marketing. After holding marketing positions at AmanaRefrigeration, Decisionmark and IES, Dave chose to leave the corporate world to teach marketing at the Tippie College of Business. Since coming to the College nearly 20 years ago, he has taught courses in general marketing, direct marketing, sales management, supervised field studies projects and was a founding board member of the Marketing Department’s Marketing Institute.

During the past eight years, Dave has primarily focused on sustainability issues in business.; teaching Marketing and Sustainability and Sustainable Product Innovation and Management. He has also served on numerous university committees and state boards that deal with environmental and social issues. Dave firmly believes that business can be a significant agent for positive change and can be used to bring entrepreneurial solutions to the environmental crisis.