Ben Nourse

Ben Nourse

Co-owner

Ben is co-owner of Borrego Outfitters and the entrepreneur of the group. Before moving to Borrego and opening Borrego Outfitters, Ben was CEO of GreatFood.com, Inc., a successful Internet-based gourmet food retailer.

"I like being able to buy all this cool stuff at my own store,” Ben says. “The things we sell are things I’m personally proud to use or have in my home, so I have no problem recommending them to our customers.”

Donna Nourse

Donna Nourse

Co-owner

Donna is co-owner of Borrego Outfitters, and is our style guru and resident “foodie”. Donna worked with Ben at GreatFood.com, and comes from a long career in retail and management.

“When you own a retail business, life is one big shopping trip”, says Donna. “I love discovering neat new products to introduce our customers to!”

Corie Loera

Corie Loera

Store Manager - Partner

Corie is our Store Manager and is a long-time Borrego resident who enjoys spending her free time with her growing family enjoying life in the desert.

“Having such a wide variety of products really keeps me on my toes,” says Corie. “There’s a little something for everyone. I truely enjoy selling the things we carry knowing they are good quality for a fair price. It really lets me enjoy my job and give the best customer service in town!”

Karen Hildebrandt

Karen Hildebrandt

Assistant Store Manager

After 25 years in Humboldt, Karen is enjoying being a full time desert dweller in her native San Diego County. She loves chatting with regulars and visitors and assisting with buying for the Outfitters.

"Every day’s like Christmas with all the new fun stuff coming in!"

Jen Thompson

Jen Thompson

Store Associate

Jen moved to Borrego from Empire, Nevada, and she lives here with her husband and two daughters. A life-long artist, Jen enjoys painting and also working in her yard.

"Borrego Outfitters is a really fun place” says Jen. "We have something for everyone, and every time you look there’s something new. "

Paige Schafer

Paige Schafer

Store Associate

Paige is a full time resident of Borrego, after moving here from Nevada. When she’s not working, Paige enjoys hiking in the Anza-Borrego Desert, reading, and spending time with her family.

"You never know what you’re going to find in Borrego Outfitters, we have things you never knew you needed!"

Max

Max

Official Store Greeter

Max is a Bichon Frise/Pomeranian mix who often assists at our checkout counter.

"Hanging around Borrego Outfitters is a lot more fun than staying home all day," says Max. "I especially like it when kids come in the store."