Vasen Brewing

Carl “Stoney” Stone


What was once a vision based on the love for outdoor recreational hobbies is now a reality. The vision… introducing people to the abundant benefits of being outdoors and provide free resources to assist them, while simultaneously developing and enabling the next generation of outdoor leaders. Himself, Stoney has hiked well over 15,000 miles throughout the United States. While initially photographing his journeys as a means of demonstrating to his children there is more to life than electronic devices and TV’s, he found people consistently insisting on paying for his prints – so UOU, and the vision began. Throughout his career in educational, sales, and private leadership roles, Stoney realized his passion for developing and mentoring future and current leaders continued into his love for the outdoors, and for enabling others outdoor discoveries as well. He continues expanding his own outdoor experiences in areas like Wilderness Medicine, while also identifying people with the experience, expertise, love for the outdoors, and natural passion for helping, teaching, and enabling others to do the same.

UOU OUTDOORS was selected by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine as one of the top 3 ‘up & coming’ outdoor adventure businesses in the Blue Ridge for 2018.