McKinaTec was founded in 2016 and sold our first product in December of that year. To fully understand how that came to be you need to go back and understand my back story.
I was raised in the mountains of Utah and loved all things outdoors; hunting, climbing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, I did it all. There was something about the outdoors that was so calming and exciting at the same time that I couldn’t get enough.
I started drifting away from my time outdoors when I had to “grow up” and do what was expected. I graduated from college, moved to Southern California and found myself working in corporate sales for close to 15 years. I had my share of ups and downs and high levels of stress, but kept going because it was a means to supporting my family and a source of “steady” income. I had sold everything from bathroom supplies to high-end software around the world, but I wasn’t ever passionate about any of it and it left me wanting more.
I found myself wanting to be outdoors again but working in sales meant no time off as you had to be closing sales in order to make it.
I started out designing and selling backpacking hammocks and it grew into other products over time. Being a CCW holder in California, I decided that I needed to start making custom Kydex holsters to give people like me what they truly wanted at an affordable price. We started out small with a few gun models but are growing with each sale.
McKinaTec is currently very small (it’s all me right now) but the vision is to grow into a brand that is known for quality and value. This wouldn’t be possible without all of you who are reading this and sharing your experiences with your friends and family.
I thank you sincerely and I look forward to the many good things to come!