About

We are a group of creatives and athletes constantly inspired by the outdoors and the communities around us. Our in-house Creative Team includes filmmakers, photographers, designers, and copywriters, while our Experience Team is able to translate those stories into larger campaigns.

We have a unique understanding of cycling culture and its different communities. Our team has occupied nearly every corner of the wide-ranging bike world, from Olympic level racing, to adventure bike packing, and youth riding initiatives. We have the athletic ability to take a story deep into the backcountry, the skills to shoot film via a bicycle, and the insight to connect brands with the growing community of bike riders.

With films as our hub and multimedia as our spokes, our experiences are like the tire that helps it roll further. We have a uniquely talented team to help you realize your project.

Hub

  • Documentary films

  • Event recaps and coverage

  • Product launches and commercials 

  • Social media packages

Spokes

  • Brand campaigns

  • Visual identity & brand design 

  • Photography

  • Select copy writing

Experiences

  • Brand activations

  • Immersive branded experiences

  • Creative collaborations 

  • Community building

Drop us a line and we’ll get a conversation started.

Stilspokians

Christopher Blevins

Christopher Blevins

Founder + President

Christopher wears a lot of different hats. In his day job as a professional bike racer, he’s an Olympian, World Champion, and World Cup winner. In the spring of 2021, he graduated from Cal Poly after studying entrepreneurship and sociology. He’s also a poet and rap musician. Christopher specializes in creative strategy and bridging different parts of a project. He has an eye for finding the universal experience within a story and believes that can be the catalyst for change and connection. To Christopher, Stilspoke is the culmination of years’ worth of ideas, conversations, and learning. It began to look clearer after a parking lot chat in a snowstorm at the end of 2020, and a few months later, Stilspoke was born.

Keenan Desplanques

Keenan Desplanques

Film Director

Keenan is a documentary filmmaker and cyclist with 10 years of filmmaking experience. He has worked with prestigious outdoor production companies such as Stept, TGR, Roam, and Anthill. He has received multiple awards for his work including 2 Vimeo Staff Picks. Starting a company like Stilspoke has always been a dream for Keenan, and he is so excited to build the brand through his filmmaking expertise. As an avid cyclist, Stilspoke’s athlete driven team fits perfectly for Keenans style. He has produced films self-supported while bikepacking across the USA, Europe and Canada.

Henry Nadell

Henry Nadell

Creative Director

After graduating with a degree in graphic design and business, Henry has developed a diverse portfolio of work with leading outdoor brands. Aside from design, Henry is a successful mountain bike racer, with some highlights being a Collegiate National Champion and representing the US. at the World Championships. Henry is a concept and story-driven designer, who believes elegant design is heavily rooted in stories that resonate with its creators and audience. His unique ability to create visuals that thrive in their environment is rooted in a strong desire for collaboration and learning. With experience in developing brand campaigns, visual identities, illustration, content creation, and print, Henry can tackle a wide range of design applications with his forward-thinking approach. 

Domi Frideger

Domi Frideger

Operations Manager

Domi graduated from Bates College with a degree in Environmental Studies, and prior to Stilspoke was pursuing a career in renewable energy. His primary motivation is working towards mitigating the negative consequences of climate change, and that is why he has chosen to work with Stilspoke. Domi sees great value in the power of well told, intentional stories, in changing collective consciousness towards acting, voting, and showing up for environmental causes. He also believes that the intersectional approach that Stilspoke takes in its projects, focusing on social issues and marginalized people’s issues alongside environmental issues is what makes Stilspoke special. As operations manager Domi is responsible for overseeing multiple projects, ensuring deadlines are met, and filling in logistical or operational holes, wherever they may appear. 

In his free time, Domi likes to explore new places, romp up creeks, go rafting, surfing, biking, skiing, and generally have pleasant times with his friends and community.

Brynne Mower

Brynne Mower

Social Campaigns + Photographer

Brynne is a photographer and cinematographer from Durango, CO. She has taken inspiration from the gnarled landscapes of Colorado and Oregon, which have informed her sense of beauty found in the smallest of details. She has had her work installed in galleries and published by multiple companies, such as Bicycling Magazine. Brynne finds joy in the  pursuit of storytelling. 

Dustin Stiffler

Dustin Stiffler

Experience Lead

As Experiences Director, Dustin leads the design and execution of the travel opportunities that Stilspoke will offer. The stories we share will not end with just the photo gallery, film, or zine that is created; we will also invite our audience to connect and engage with the communities we explore. 

Dustin comes to Stilspoke with extensive experience as a professional cycling guide for boutique gravel cycling trips and as a professional bicycle mechanic. As a child, Dustin grew up spending time in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, where he found his passion for the outdoors and the environment. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. As a student, traveler and fellow human, Dustin is always interested in hearing the stories of the communities he finds himself in and the people he interacts with.

Helena Gilbert-Snyder

Helena Gilbert-Snyder

Director of Finance

Helena works as a Financial Analyst for Specialized Bicycles, and joins Stilspoke to guide financial and strategic decision-making and project implementation. She’s an active advocate in the criminal justice and gender equity spaces, speaking publicly on those issues, and you’ll often find her talking with current and former inmates, and mentoring young male and female athletes. She’s also an elite cyclist, racing road, mountain bike, and gravel events across the country. 

Dillon Osleger

Dillon Osleger

Environmental Initiatives Lead

Dillon works at the confluence of the outdoor industry and community’s relationship with natural and rapidly changing environments To inspire an increased cognoscence for conservation through advocacy and activism for public lands, outdoor recreation and equity in access. Dillon has bylines for his writing with the LA Times, Outside Magazine, The Radavist, and POW. Beyond editorials, Dillon has a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific publications on climate, geomorphology, ecology, and geology.

Sarah Sturm

Sarah Sturm

Athlete + Producer

Where do we go from here? Okay, so you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably gathered that I ride bikes. Maybe even race them occasionally. Perhaps that I make art, and am a graphic designer. Oh sure, I’ve won a few things, but here is the meat of it all –> I am here to have fun, to meet some wonderful people and see some beautiful places. Professional cycling has brought so much into my life, but by far the biggest trophy I’ve earned is one hell of a ride!

Will Berger

Will Berger

Marketing Strategy

Will Berger is a photographer and filmmaker who specializes in branded content in the outdoor industry. From photography to making short films, music videos, and commercials, Will sets himself apart with his keen eye for unique perspectives. He has a strong background in backcountry skiing, mountain biking, river running and climbing. This gives will a unique skillset to specialize across disciplines within the outdoor industry.

Little Monster

Little Monster

Head of Snacks + Squeaks

Stilspoke started in a gagrage in San Luis Obispo, CA. This fella roams free in the yard and has been with us ever since.

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