Store Manager: Kim Bragg
In one way or another, Store Manager Kim Bragg has always been immersed in the retail world. Graduating with a fashion merchandising degree, she’s held multiple store-manager positions at various retail companies over the years. And despite only learning about fly fishing after she began at Orvis, the combination of working for a family-owned company paired with a love of animals has made her current position a great fit. That love of animals makes every day even better on the floor of Orvis Leawood, as for Kim, meeting new dogs is as much fun as meeting their owners. A passion for travel has taken Kim from the panhandle of Florida and the historic streets of New Orleans to the Arches of Utah, and points in between—a memorable adventure being a hike through Zion National Park. Kim looks forward to forging lasting relationships with all customers at Orvis Leawood. But don’t be discouraged if she’s not around when the Chiefs are playing at home. As a season ticket holder, she’ll be cheering them on from Arrowhead Stadium.
Fishing Manager: Ryan Reidmiller
Perhaps it’s telling that, when Ryan Reidmiller first started out in fly fishing, he turned to Orvis for guidance. For him, it was the welcoming and supportive environment, commitment to conservation, and passion for the sport that attracted him to Orvis. Those qualities are mirrored in Ryan himself, making Fishing Manager the ideal platform from which to attract and guide others in their angling journeys. A Canadian by nationality and Kansan by locality, Ryan, in his words, is “constantly fishing, day in, day out.” From day trips to Arkansas and Missouri and a trek to Northwest Washington to an epic float trip on the Llano in Texas, where hooking into massive Guadalupe bass was the name of the game, Ryan’s always on the lookout for new angling adventures, creatively finding ways to transform his ‘standard’ vacations into fishing trips on the fly. And while many anglers relish the solitude and sounds of nature as a backdrop to their fishing, Ryan prefers ‘90s rap, old country, and death/punk metal as his fly-fishing soundtrack. Stop in at Orvis Leawood and seek out Ryan for your fly-fishing needs. You’ll no doubt get the answers you're looking for as well as a tale or two because, as Ryan puts it, “I've got stories like Willie Nelson has songs. No matter which one you pick, it could easily be the best.”