The DCA Team
Logan Marks, Owner
Deep Creek Apparel was something I had dreamed up in college. I worked as a server during college and always had people visiting the area asking "where can we get a Deep Creek Lake shirt?" I realized that everywhere you go, everywhere you visit you want to have some type of memorabilia to take home. The original idea was simply to sell Deep Creek Lake Tees on the weekend at local busy spots. However, after moving home and buying our first lake house I realized that Deep Creek is so much more than a t-shirt to so many people. I wanted to build a local brand that was printed locally and had a story behind it. I was 22 years old when I graduated college and started my first "real" job. It was only 1 year and 10 months later when budget cuts put me on the chopping block and I lost that job. I was 24 and lived in a rural area with a bachelors degree in economics, not a really in demand subject. I decided to go back and start my own company and work doing something I was proud of. Marks Media is a local marketing and media agency that produces content for businesses all over the US. That business was how I met Michelle Bach and also when I realized I had found the perfect person to pitch my idea too. Michelle had been in the apparel industry for over a decade and couldn't have been a more perfect fit as a start-up partner in this adventure. Michelle sold her business in 2017. She decided to change pace and location after over 10 years in retail. Deep Creek Apparel wouldn't exist today without her and she'll always be a part of the DCA family regardless of location. The moral of the story is that Deep Creek means something different to all of us - so whatever the reason is that you call it home - wear it proudly and we hope to see you on the water!