Meet the Team

 

Mark

Favorite Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, hike/biking in the mountains

Best Outdoor Experience: 7 days on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (the River of No Return) in Idaho with my family

Side Jobs: International and Winter Olympic Ski and Snowboard Competition Director

Favorite Line from a song: "You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em" ~ The Gambler by Kenny Roger

Lisa

Word that best describes you? Optimistic

Where in the world have you traveled? Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, France, Germany, Austria, Great Brittan, Ireland and East to West in the United States.

What's the longest you've gone without a shower, and why? 3 showers in 50 days while studying an Outdoor Semester in the Rockies with Colorado Mountain College. The most amazing college experience ever!!!

Favorite place in the US to visit? Telluride, CO... a little slice of heaven only 6 hours from home.

Favorite activities? Skiing, camping, adventuring with my son Jack & husband Ben, river running, travel and home improvement.

 
 

Britni

Best outdoor experience: Backpacking outside of Flagstaff with my husband.

Side job: Being an Auntie to 7 nieces and nephews

Favorite activities: Hanging out with my husband, drinking coffee in my backyard, skiing, driving down dirt roads, visiting my twin, swimming, traveling, being outside, paper crafting.

Favorite line from a song: "Don't question why she needs to be so free. She'll tell you it's the only way to be." -The Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday

Where in the world have you traveled? Thailand, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Mexico, France, India.

Gina

Favorite Activities: Walking in the woods with my dog Ruca, Yoga, and eating delicious food.

Best Outdoor Experience: Definitely rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with the best people.

Side jobs: One day I’ll have a farm...

Favorite line from a song: "Your heart gets bored with your mind and it changes you" -John Prine, All the Best

If you could be any animal what would it be and why? Great Blue Heron. They are majestic and I could fly to some pretty dang beautiful spots.

 
 

Katie

Favorite activities? Hiking, yoga, biking, running with my pup, massage, and making new friends.

Best outdoors experience? Backpacking the Wupatki Wilderness.

Philosophy: “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

Side hustle? I am currently in school to become a licensed massage therapist!

If you could be any animal what, and why? I would be a squirrel. I feel I exhibit squirrel-like energy and agility.

Sam

Favorite activities: Hiking and camping with my dog, cooking, and watching history documentaries.

Best outdoor experience: Hiking up a waterfall in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico and jumping off the top!

Side Jobs: Full time Special Education Teacher and house plant enthusiast

If you could be any animal what, and why? I would clearly be an elephant; powerful, yet gentle and full of wisdom.

Philosophy that makes sense: "You never learn anything on a good day.

 
 

Jack 

Best outdoor experience: kayaking through marble canyon and camping at the bottom of horseshoe bend.

Side job: full time lumberjack!

Favorite activities: snowboarding, kayaking, driving through the mountains and hiking with my dog!

Favorite line from a song: Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong - John Denver

Favorite place in the U.S. to visit: Colorful Colorado

Galey

The best three things to describe you: Im Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and have a nut allergy...

How do you spend your free time? Working out, cooking, hiking with friends, farmers markets, trying new coffee shops, and seeking new opportunities!

Quote I live by: “Excellence is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.”

Best Outdoor Experience: Getting to see the cutest baby baby bear cub while hiking Little Bear trail on Shultz. 

Longest time without a shower: Finals week...

 
 

Ricardo

Side Jobs: I do freelance photography! I shoot anything but I prefer doing sport or event related work.

Fav Activities: You can usually find me rock climbing, scrambling up something or trail running on some single-track trails.

Philosophy: "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer"

Longest time without a shower: The longest I've gone without a shower was during my tour around Utah. We drove to Zion and back to Colorado hitting everything on the way. My friends and I didn’t shower for ten days straight, we climbed, hiked and camped every night! One of the best weeks of my life in all honesty.

Best Outdoor Experience: One summer, A coworker and I backpacked into Rocky Mountain National Park with a bunch of climbing gear. We slept in a cave and fought off marmots all day. The next morning at 3am we scaled up the Petit Grepon. Caught one of the bet sunrises of our entire lives at 14k. The way down was an epic, my friend found out his ankle was broken during our rappel down. It took us about 10 hours to hike back to the car, we managed to get home back at 2am the next day. In the words of Yvon, "For me, when everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts."