Carole Buyers

Carole Buyers, who joined RBC Capital Markets in the fall of 2001, is
the leading analyst nationally focusing on the ‘Healthy and Active
Lifestyles’ industry. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Ms. Buyers
covered the ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ industry at Tucker Anthony Sutro
Capital Markets. Her industry coverage includes the active lifestyle
brands category, retailers, service businesses and manufacturers in the
natural products industry. Ms. Buyers has over seven years of
experience in the industry, including two years on the buy-side with
United Capital Management. Ms. Buyers received her MBA from the
University of Colorado at Boulder and her BA from the University of
Albany. Ms. Buyers is a member of the Denver Society of Security
Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.