CEO Chris Lynch grew up on Mardale Drive in Somerdale, New Jersey; hence the name of our company "Mardale Drive". Chris has always been into nature and the outdoors, but a cross-country trip really lit the birdwatching flame. Now living in the Bay Area in California, Chris is surrounded by beautiful nature, which of course comes with amazing birds. Like many other diehard birders, he spends much of his time looking at, finding, and studying birds in the area via the many fantastic trails and even in his own backyard. To fulfill his vision of bird designs, Chris turned to a fantastic bird illustrator from India, who now creates the beautiful designs featured on our merchandise. Now, Chris and his son want to continue to spread their love for birds to the rest of the country with Mardale Drive's bird shirts!