Meet the Staff

 

 

Allie Floyd, Founder and CFO 

Allie is the founder and co-owner of Big Adventure Outfitters. Her love for the outdoors began in the mountains of North Georgia. However, her lifelong pursuit of adventure was truly cultivated through two study abroad semesters in Europe and an internship in East Africa while studying at Auburn University. Since her time at Auburn, she has lived and worked in 48 countries abroad. In 2013, she accepted a position with an international nonprofit, which allowed her to relocate her base of operations to South Georgia. During her 7 years in Moultrie and Thomasville, she launched several businesses based on her passions and desire to bring adventure to communities in South Georgia. In 2020, she was offered an opportunity to get back into design and engineering full time. She currently resides in Washington DC with her hunting dog, Ranger... and continues to travel the world.  

Ed Millere, CEO 

Ed is a co-owner of Big Adventure Outfitters. He is the perfect person to help lead our team considering he spent 10 days in Canada with two people he met three months prior in Grassroots. He was born and raised in New Jersey, but has lived in Thomasville since 1995. Ed and his wife have two daughters. He loves to enjoy the outdoors whether that is hiking, boating, or skiing (water or snow).  

 

 

 

Sean Smith, Store Manager 

Sean is the shops ski guru. He was born and raised in Neenah, WI. He moved to Boulder, CO in 2000 and worked in retail management for 18 years with Christy Sports and Vail Resorts. He loved every second he was able to spend in the mountains, sliding on snow, and visiting some of the coolest and most beautiful places in the States. If you are heading to Colorado or are planning a ski vacation, Sean is the one to talk to for stories, advice, and finding the best off the beaten track spots. Sean, his wife, and their two children moved to Thomasville in 2018, which was when Sean joined the team. He loves working at the shop and in downtown and has enjoyed watching our shop grow (and will enjoy watching it to continue to grow).

   

Laura Little, Admin Manager  

Laura was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL but raised in Moultrie, GA where she resides with her husband and two tiny raiders (children…). Her love of the outdoors was born not on the trails but underwater. She is Scuba certified and loves to go on diving trips with her dad and sister whenever possible. When she is not at the shop, Laura can be found on the trails with her family, curled up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, or checking wardrobes for passage into Narnia. 

 

  

Chandler Price, Marketing Coordinator

Chandler was born in Jackson, Tennessee but has been in Thomasville since 2014. He has always enjoyed wandering through the woods and camping out whenever he can. In his spare time, Chandler plays guitar, enjoys reading a good book and is currently studying graphic design.

 

 

 

 

Savannah Butterfield, Brand Manager

Savannah was born and raised in Moultrie, Georgia, where she currently lives with two little explorers of her own. She grew up learning to love the magic of the outdoors. Savannah was introduced to fishing, camping, and exploring nature as a young child and continues to pass the traditions down to her son and daughter. She enjoys spending her free time at their family farm and loves hiking those “off the beaten path” trails whenever she can. 

"Here at Big Adventure Outfitters, we have a mutual passion for appreciating all of the marvelous perspectives and goodness that outdoor exploration can offer. We see the beauty in adventures and share a collective heart for our customers to experience the same. I am beyond thankful to be a part of the BAO crew and for everything that our company represents."