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  

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Taylor

Favorite activities: traveling, swimming, kayaking, being outdoors and hanging out with my favorite humans and dogs
Side Jobs: Special Ed Teacher and litter collection enthusiast
Where in the world have you traveled? Thailand, South Korea, UK, France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Carib bean, around the US
Best outdoor experience: river rafting through northern Thailand
One word to describe you: imaginative

 

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

Brittany

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? England, Greece, Italy, Mexico, France, India.