Meet the Team | Leanne Mills

What is your name & surname?
Leanne Mills

What is your current role at Gone?
Store Supervisor at 44 Stanley in Johannesburg

What led you to working at Gone?
I grew up outdoors and Patagonia has always featured in our family exploits (camping, hiking, fly fishing, trail running). Naturally, after reading Let My People Go Surfing, and a love for connecting with people, Gone. is a match made in heaven.

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What's your favourite sport?
Mountain Biking!

- Favourite trail? The Mountain Traverse route in Waterval Boven
- Anything you are training for at the moment? Keen to do another Expedition Africa Adventure Race
- Dream cycling destination? British Columbia of course!

What is your favourite piece of Patagonia gear?
The Nano Air Hoody - super functional and just looks awesome.

What’s the one thing you think that people don’t know about the Patagonia brand?
Its values - one of them being “Cause no unnecessary harm.” Environmental activism has been a part of Patagonia from its inception. 1% of the total sales of the company, or 10% of the profits, whichever is the greater, is given to environmental groups. This was very rare in the clothing industry - Patagonia set an inspiring example.

Your favourite weekend escape / micro-adventure?
Tranquilitas Adventure Farm (Waterval Boven). Camp, mountain biking, climbing and trail running - Paradise! And there's loads of hiking trails nearby...

What is your ultimate /dream outdoor-adventure trip?
Road trip from Mexico to Canada to see as many national parks as possible. With as many MTB rides in rad places as possible.

What is the last photo you took on your phone?
My new tattoo.

Share a description of your favorite material object that you already own?
My mountain bike...and my road bike!

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
Acting and public speaking - I did Speech and Drama from the age of 7 to 18.

What is your favorite documentary?
Blue Planet

If you could put anything on a billboard, what would you write?
“Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance - try not to exchange them for anything.”

Cats or dogs? Cats
Spotify or iTunes? Spotify
Oceans or mountains? Mountains
If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be? Books!