The Crew

Hibear Team Collage
Mark Tsigounis “Chief Margarita Maker” (Founder)
Hibear was founded by Mark Tsigounis in 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey where he fell in love with the Kittatinny Mountains and the famous barrier islands that scatter the coastline. This passion served as kindling which fuels his service to the outdoor community today. His passion at Hibear is fueling adventure and sustainability through smart design. Because life's just better outside with friends and coffee.

Julie Bacon “Magical Mountain Marketing Maven” (Head of Sales & Marketing)
Julie calls Maine, Asheville, and Truckee home. Through her own eco-conscious marketing agency, Hot Skillet Media, Julie met Hibear and became a one-brand-at-a-time-kind-of-woman. All hopped up on cold brew, you’ll find her rocking our marketing and sales programs here at Hibear and sparking all kinds of creativity. An avid yogi, mountain biker, snowboarder and fly fisherwoman, she lives and breathes the outdoors. And yes, you can call her Bacon.

Terry Hahn “Digital Overlord” (Graphic Designer) HAHN Studios is a design company located in the awesome and inspiring city of Austin, TX. Terry Hahn is a visual designer with over 25 years experience collaborating with a wide range of individuals and businesses ranging from the larger Walt Disney Studios to the smaller restaurant startup. His work focuses on developing brand identities, creating illustrations, forming strategies, and effectively connecting clients with their audiences.

Kota Bear “Vibe Manager” (Dog) Part brown bear / part husky. Hibear’s official good vibe enforcer. Kota lives for CBD treats and going hard alongside your mountain bike, skis, razor scooter, etc. When the team gets all jittery on morning pour overs, she drags everyone out to the local backcountry spot for hot laps.

Matic Lenaršič “Product Alchemist” (Product Design) Matic Lenaršič is a co-founder and partner of Ljubljana-based design studio Tak kolektiv, working in industrial, graphic, and spatial design projects for local and international clients. He has earned many design awards and has exhibited work at Salone Del Mobile Milano, Vienna Design Week, Maison et Objet Paris, and the Cologne furniture. 

Jernej Koželj “Product Alchemist” (Product Design) Jernej Koželj co-founded design studio Tak kolektiv in 2016 where he works in the fields of furniture design, outdoor products and exhibition design for museums. His studio combines traditional creative practice with an agile, strategic approach. Jernej has received a number of awards including the recent Red Dot and iF Design award in cooperation with Hibear.