About Hardscrabble Outdoors
Hardscrabble is an adjective defined as “involving hard work and struggle”. Hardscrabble was also the name of a family business owned by my grandparents. I thought it would be fitting to bring this history and the definition together to start Hardscrabble Outdoors in the summer of 2017. The idea is to bring some of the best off road capable trailers in the world to the United States market to give our customers the ability to go virtually anywhere there vehicles can take them but to have some level of comfort when they get there.
Mike Lewis is the Owner / manager of Hardscrabble Outdoors. I have always had a love for the outdoors and four-wheel drive vehicles and have owned a four-wheel drive vehicle for most of my adult life. Similarly, I have been an avid tent camper for the same time. I was looking for something rugged that could be trusted to go where my vehicles could go and not have to stick to paved campsites. Conqueror has been the way to marry both of these loves together.
I am a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and hold an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. I have served in the United States Army as an Armor officer and in the automotive industry as a factory supervisor and facility engineer. My most recent job was Senior Director of Data Center Operations and Engineering for eBay, Inc. I bring over 25 years of leadership, business and management experience to this venture and look forward to serving the camping community with a unique product and experience.
One should ask, why a trailer business? Michael has always had a love for the outdoors and four-wheel drive vehicles. He has owned a four-wheel drive vehicle for most of his adult life and similarly has been an avid tent camper for the same. Conqueror has been the way to marry both of these loves together.
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