The LavaBox Story
Designed by raft guides for rafts giudes.
Josh Thurmond , Chief Eruption Officer
Josh is the inventor of LavaBox. He is also in charge of making sure every LavaBox gets out the door to you. When he is not making LavaBoxes, he develops outdoor adventure programs for people with disabilities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled. He also volunteers for Team River Runner and sits on the Board for the Colorado Whitewater Association. Needless to say, if you are looking for him, he is probably surfing on his SUP or doing enders on a sweet eddyline.
Sylvia Thurmond , Chief Fire Officer
As in, she will “Fire” Josh if he doesn’t get things right! She is also in charge of the finances. Sylvia is also a DNA Analysis at the Denver Crime Laboratory and has been doing this work for almost 30 years! She has worked on body identification for mass tragedies like the the Thailand Tsunami and The World Trade Center 9/11 attacks. If you are looking for Sylvia, you can find her driving a raft with a craft beer in her PFD.
Jeff Matchette , Combustion Operations Officer
Jeff is a long-time outdoor enthusiast, musician and business owner. He brings the experience of owning a music store, teaching, brokering mortgages, eBay power selling, and tax accounting to “Getting Lit” at Lava Box. When not at the Lava Box headquarters (possibly a haunted slaughterhouse), he spends most of his time river surfing, camping and playing music. He has served as the Treasurer for the Colorado River Surfing Association for several years as well. As a former business owner, Jeff is doing his best to help Josh grow LavaBox and channel his mad genius inventor side.
Chloe-Anne Hendricks, Wordsmith
Chloe’s our copywriter and marketing strategist. She ensures our words have the flare to match our LavaBoxes. She relates to Chandler Bing in the sense that nobody ever understands what she does for a living. Her mixed bag of experience includes teaching English as a second language, conducting conservation fieldwork for nonprofits in Thailand, bartending, and writing copy for outdoor gear brands. If she’s not at the laptop, you can assume she’s wakeboarding, climbing rocks, or running off to a 4WD spot with her dogs and husband.
Adam Tymn, Fire Stoker
Adam is one of those people you meet that can truly do anything. He his a self-made man with his own business but loves to help out at the shop too. When he’s not building LavaBoxes, he is crushing men’s skulls on the rugby field, surfing on an exotic beach, winning MX races, shredding on guitar or some other bassassery.