This is Us:
Shepherd & Schaller Ski, Snowboard, Bike, Water Sports, Outdoor, Clothing & Shoe shop is located in lively downtown Wausau, WI at 324 Scott Street,with a front row view of the 400 Block park.
Our shop is just a few miles from well-known Granite Peak Ski Area (best in the midwest for skiing and snowboarding), surrounded by lakes and rivers with access to trails and nature for biking, hiking, camping, and more.
We pack 15,000+ square feet of retail space full with the most respected brand name apparel, equipment, and accessories for whatever outdoor challenge you might take on. We scour the industry for the latest must-have items. Performance, on trend clothing & equipment from the industry's leading brands is what you'll find here!
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm during ski season (check our Facebook page for special event hours)
We announce our Sale Events on our Facebook Page. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter too, to be the first to know about events, new products, and fun things happening in our awesome downtown Wausau neighborhood.
Meet Our Staff
NAME: Robb Shepherd
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Back country nordic skiing, alpine skiing (when I get the chance), fishing, hunting, just being outdoors.
FAVORITE GEAR: Kuhl Clothing, Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Salomon Boots and Skis (Nordic and Alpine), Smartwool Sweaters, Socks, Patagonia Down sweaters... did I mention Kuhl Clothing? (I love all of it!)
FAVORITE CATEGORY TO HELP CUSTOMERS WITH: Helping a family with either Nordic or Alpine skis, especially parents with young/growing Children and explaining our Dungeon Sale program( a great alternative to trade-ins).
BEST OUTDOOR MEMORY: So many, where do I start? In the beginning: spending countless hours in my Thompson Wood boat with 1957 Johnson 3.5 motor on our lake up north with my Labrador retriever fishing and exploring. (This was when I was 7-10 years old!) That boat is currently on display in the shop above the check out counters. Now, on the same lake spending time with my family, boating, fishing, waterskiing, kayaking, and relaxing.
IDEAL SATURDAY: Spending the day on the lake, or in the woods with family or friends and, of course, a Labrador at my side.
I COULD EAT _____ FOREVER: Briq’s ice cream… who am I kidding, any ice cream!!
PLACE I’D MOST LIKE TO VISIT: Normandy France, I’d love to see where Shep landed in Normandy on D-day plus 2.
INSPIRED BY: Stan Schaller and Allen “Shep” Shepherd and their legacy I’m trying to live up to. Steve Lindvall, my mentor. My staff; their energy is contagious!
FAVORITE TUNES: I’m an 80’s guy so anything 80’s, but especially the then “newer” music like, U2, the Smith’s, The Cure, INXS, Modern English, Off Broadway, Roxy Music, Tears For Fears, Etc. But also some current stuff like Carolina Liar, American Anthem, One Republic, The Fray, The Script.
PERSONAL FACTOID: As I said I’m an 80’s guy, I like the music, I graduated High school in ’81 and College in ’85. Also, I looked for many years and found my dream bike in Decorah, Iowa! A mint Honda 1986 Magna V65 1100! Scary fast, but so fun!!
MANTRA: Work hard, Play harder!!
NAME: Theresa "T" Shepherd
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES:I've never been an adrenaline junkie but I love the outdoors. I have been know to let out a squeal or two while tubing, skiing or kayaking. Reading is always at the top of my list, going for long walks with our labradors and taking care of my family. I'm everyone's mom.
FAVORITE GEAR:Patagonia Down Sweater, anything Smartwool, Prana Audrey Pant, our Perception kayaks
FAVORITE CATEGORY TO HELP CUSTOMERS WITH: Ski Clothing! I love it when customers learn that they can be more comfortable than they thought possible in cold, snowy places.
BEST OUTDOOR MEMORY: Any day with family at the lake in Northern Wisconsin.
IF I COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL/HOBBY, IT’D BE: Gardening. I'd grow vegetables and a flower cutting garden so I could fill the house and store with fresh flowers. I've never had the time or place to really try. I want to learn Spanish too.
I COULD EAT _____ FOREVER: La Prima's chocolate chip cookies, any kind of fresh pasta
INSPIRED BY: Carol Robinson, Terre Lindvall and other generous people who smile and say little while making huge sacrifices every day.
BEST TRIP I’VE EVER BEEN ON: A wonderful week with family and friends exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I had no idea how inspiring the climate and environment could be. It's no wonder residents there are so active and fit - there's absolutely no reason to ever stay indoors.
WHAT I DID BEFORE SHEPHERD & SCHALLER: Marketing, merchandising and advertising for a respected manufacturer and ad agency. I find commonalities in every role I've undertaken, and every experience lends itself to the next in some way or another. As a buyer I really respect the steps that manufacturer's have to go through to bring a product to market.
FAVORITE TAG LINE: "Shop Local!"
NAME: Peter Kohlmoos
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Bike touring, Kayak touring, Nordic skiing, Bike commuting, Mtn biking, did I say biking again?
FAVORITE GEAR: Ellis custom Randoneer bike, Perception Sport kayaks, Arcteryx clothing
FAVORITE CATEGORY TO HELP CUSTOMERS WITH: Bicycles and bike repair.
BEST OUTDOOR MEMORY: Ride from Wausau, WI to Boston, MA or Kayak camping in Isle Royale for 10 days.
IDEAL SATURDAY:100mi on the bike
I COULD EAT _____ FOREVER: Ice cream
STUPIDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE: Kayaking in Lake Superior in a 14 foot kayak in 6 foot swells for 5 miles.
WEIRDEST QUIRK: Lapidary
IF I COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL/HOBBY, IT’D BE: Ocean navigation
NAME: Bob Riordan
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: kayaking, mountain biking, downhill skiing.
FAVORITE GEAR: either my Jackson kayak or my Scott mountain bike (a.k.a. Shadowfax)
FAVORITE CATEGORY TO HELP CUSTOMERS WITH: Downhill skis.
BEST OUTDOOR MEMORY: First time paddling the Kickapoo river.
IDEAL SATURDAY: Either mountain biking, skiing, or kayaking.
HOW I’D SPEND MY LAST DAY ON EARTH: Either mountain biking, skiing, or kayaking.
FAVORITE TUNES: The Blueheels.
BEST TRIP I’VE EVER BEEN ON: Ireland/Scotland/Wales
DREAM VACATION: Whitewater Kayaking the Pyrenees or in Patagonia.
PLACE I’D MOST LIKE TO VISIT: Patagonia.
I COULD EAT _____ FOREVER: Pork Shanghai from the Pe King.
STUPIDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE: jumped off a cliff in an attempt to rescue a paddle.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: Weird, loud, strange.
WEIRDEST QUIRK: I study philosophy of religion.
IF I COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL/HOBBY, IT’D BE: music production.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "In fact, the only man who truly thinks is the one who, when faced with a problem, instead of looking only straight ahead, toward what habit, tradition, the commonplace, and mental inertia would make one assume, keeps himself alert, ready to accept the fact that the solution might spring from the least foreseeable spot on the great rotundity of the horizon." -Jose Ortega y Gasset
History of Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods