Meet the Members

Ashley Bredemus

Tucked away in the woods of northern Minnesota, Ashley lives, breathes, and teaches outdoor skills as a camp director at Birchwood Wilderness Camp—a family-run business founded in 1958.

Paulina Dao

With the Sierra Nevada mountains as her backyard, it’s no wonder Paulina is a full-time outdoor adventurer. She founded Bay Area Outdoor Women, a vibrant community of adventurous women from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Max Djenohan

Not one to back down, Max hiked the 550-mile Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and completed 4 Naked and Afraid TV show challenges. Based in Seattle, one of his parents is an artist from the Ivory Coast and the other a fifth-generation Seattle native.

Adriana Garcia

Adriana is a storyteller, outdoor equity advocate, photographer, and forever adventurer. Through her work with Latinxhikers, a grassroots organization that promotes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the outdoors, she has focused her efforts on making sure ALL people feel comfortable and welcome in the outdoors.  

Kyle Kotajarvi

Filmmaker. Photographer. Traveler. Based in Seattle, Washington, Kyle has dedicated his life and art to the outdoors. When not summiting mountains or taking photos of wildlife, he is actively looking for new stories to tell through his lens.

Mountain Mic

“Finding your voice while overcoming insurmountable odds” is what motivates Mountain Mic to explore the many hiking trails throughout 

California. In 2009, he started hiking to escape the pressures of city life and to deal with the trauma of past abuse.

Morgan Sjogren

Outside is where Morgan feels the most at home. A passionate public lands and environmental activist, she's written two books about hiking in Utah and a cookbook with recipes, photos, and stories about cooking outdoors.