OUR STORY

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Audrey and Scott with Mayor of Carrboro in 1988, Ellie Kinnaird, on opening day of the shop! Audrey and Scott always saw TB&C as an entity of the community and did a big party on opening day to welcome their first customers. 

Audrey and Scott with Mayor of Carrboro in 1988, Ellie Kinnaird, on opening day of the shop! Audrey and Scott always saw TB&C as an entity of the community and did a big party on opening day to welcome their first customers. 

Townsend Bertram & Company's first holiday staff party in 1998. Audrey is back left and Scott is modeling up front. Audrey still keeps up with the amazing staff from the early years today. TB&C family bonds are forever. 

Townsend Bertram & Company's first holiday staff party in 1998. Audrey is back left and Scott is modeling up front. Audrey still keeps up with the amazing staff from the early years today. TB&C family bonds are forever. 

In 1988 Audrey Townsend and Scott Bertram opened Townsend Bertram & Company in Carrboro, an adventure outfitter dedicated to building community, inspiring adventure, and keeping the wild places we love wild. 30 years later TB&C is still family owned and operated and dedicated to the Carrboro community. We are ever grateful to be our community's fun, friendly, and trusted outdoor store for all ages and walks of life. 

Founders Audrey and Scott on opening day in front of TB&C in front of the shop located in Historic Carr Mill in Carrboro. 

Founders Audrey and Scott on opening day in front of TB&C in front of the shop located in Historic Carr Mill in Carrboro. 

Through community outreach, TB&C gives thousands of dollars to local, environmental organizations and community minded nonprofits every year. In addition to these community partnerships, the TB&C family established a Scott Bertram Scholarship with Learning Outside in the wake of his death in the summer of 2017. As of November 2017, $7,000 has already been raised for the Scott B Scholarship. TB&C continues to support the Haw River Assembly and Friends of Bolin Creek as well among many more organizations dedicated to environmental protection and education. 

Audrey and Scott's children, Ella (left) and Betsy (right) in their favorite camping outfits circa 1995. 

Audrey and Scott's children, Ella (left) and Betsy (right) in their favorite camping outfits circa 1995. 

We're proud to be located in the building where we first took residence 30 years ago. You can find us in the heart of Downtown Carrboro, in Historic Carr Mill. When you step through our doors you become a part of the TB&C family.