Meet Eric Guel!

Hey y’all! If you’re new here, it’s nice to meet you! I’m the operations supervisor at Brazos and have been stickin’ around here for nearly 12 years. For those of you who have called Brazos, you’ve probably talked to me. I’m the guy who can help you figure out what kind of stick you want.

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Before joining the Brazos family in 2004, I studied journalism at Baylor University and worked as a staff reporter and photojournalist for a handful of Texas-based news publications. Since coming on board with Brazos, I’ve served in a number of roles: artisan, copywriter, photographer, customer service specialist and salesperson — to name a few. Thanks to the wonderful people I work with, I thoroughly enjoy my work! But what I like best is helping people around the country to find the right handcrafted, American-made walking stick for them.

A native Houstonian, my roots run deep into the fertile Texas soil. I currently live in a small rural community north of Waco – along with my wife, seven children and roughly 40 chickens.

As you can imagine, after 12 years, I have a lot to share about our famous walking sticks:

• How do you choose the right one?
• Are you a hiker, walker or just want protection when walking your dog?
• What’s the difference between hickory and oak?
• What size should you get?
• Do you want a lightweight stick? Which wood is best?
• Who makes the sticks?
• How are they made?

I will answer these questions and many more! Be sure to leave a comment about what you’d like to see me talk about in future posts.