Our Team

The Akers Digital team brings decades of experience in the fields of digital marketing and outdoor recreation. We know how to reach outdoor brand customers because we are outdoor brand customers.

Tim Akers


Tim has spent his career in the outdoor industry as an endurance coach, working for media outlets, and the largest online outdoor retailer in the USA before making the switch to the agency world. He started Akers Digital in 2015.

Activties: Going up mountains. Going down mountains. Cross country skiing at the bottom of mountains.

Chelsea Grove

Marketing Supervisor & Account Manager

Chelsea has over 12 years of digital experience working with agencies like Workshop (formerly Adworkshop) and POSTMKTG as a Marketing Ecosystem Manager before joining the team at Akers Digital in 2017. Chelsea is an Account Manager & Supervisor at Akers Digital.

Activties: Coacing youth hockey & lacrosse. Managing kids on a ski mountain. Exploring the Minnesota wilderness.

Phil Sarnoff

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Phil comes to us from the outdoor recreation and nonprofit sectors. Phil’s prior experience includes Executive Director of Bike Utah, Program Manager for GREENbike (Salt Lake City’s bike-share program), Environmental Education Teacher for the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, and Coordinator for the Outdoor Recreation Program at North Dakota State University. He has a Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah.

Activities: Mountain biking, road cycling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, fly fishing, rock climbing, triathlon.