Max

Max grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where he found a love for the outdoors hiking the local State Parks. After completing his Bachelor in outdoor recreation education, Max went on to guide in North Carolina and New Zealand as well as volunteered for disaster relief in the Virgin Islands. After working with foster children and…

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Levi Sofen

Levi was born in Santa Cruz, CA. Growing up in California, he hiked, climbed, mountain biked, and surfed, creating a love for wild places. Levi then attended University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where he earned a bachelors degree in psychology and neuroscience. Throughout his time in Washington, Levi continued to foster his love…

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Kay

Kay was born and raised on the Oregon coast. From an early age she was instilled with a deep love of the outdoors. Swimming, sailing, canoeing, foraging, hiking and singing camp songs all bring a sparkle to her eye. After running summer camps, coaching volleyball, creating wedding cakes, teaching cooking classes and traveling in the…

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Aida Petit

Aida grew up exploring the hills of northern California, but seeking adventure and a mountain lifestyle moved to the beautiful forested lands of Oregon. She attended school at University of Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology & Archaeology and a certification from The Outdoor Pursuits Leadership Program in outdoor recreation. During…

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Clare S

Growing up past the Bay Bridge, on the oyster shell coast of Maryland, Clare began to understand how she essentially wanted to live her life: playing through the woods with bruised knees, scraped shins, twigs in her hair, and her dog by her side. Throughout high school, she learned how important it was to give…

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Emily S LCSWA

Emily was born and raised in the swampy, mythical, and strange land of central Florida. She grew up playing fast-pitch softball and rescuing stray cats. A nerd by heart, Emily graduated summa cum laude from Rollins College with a degree in Latin American/Caribbean Studies and Spanish. During her collegiate career, she was lucky enough to…

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Juliana Z

Juliana can be easily found in the kitchen baking a crisp, squished between her two big brothers, strolling through a cemetery, singing off key, and talking to strangers. Originally a Las Vegas desert rat, she thinks one of her parent’s best decisions was moving to the Northwest where she first discovered that being outside could…

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Liz Prather

Liz grew up camping, biking and hiking in Wisconsin. After a few family trips out west involving camping and hiking, Liz fell in love with the outdoors and knew that she wanted to end up in the mountains. After finishing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy with minors in Public Administration and Political…

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Max

Max is currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Minor in Sustainability from Oregon State University. He is from the Chicagoland area originally but has been living in Central Oregon for the past 3 years. Max spends the majority of his free time in the outdoors whether that be climbing, biking, running,…

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Monique

Monique grew up in a small town in Idaho raising goats, canoeing, biking, and sailing. Being outside was a source of freedom and serenity, which sparked her desire to explore more outdoor hobbies. During college, she pursued a degree in psychology and discovered her love for the mountains through backpacking and mountaineering. Experiencing empowerment and…

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