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.

Lea Hart

Experiencing windswept Hurricane Pass in the Grand Tetons has been a highlight, but Lea’s love for camping, hiking, and backpacking have led her to explore 16 U.S. national parks, and to host trips that make camping a safe space for women and beginners.

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.

Erin McGrady

Stargazing, trail runs, and stories around the campfire with family and friends are Erin’s definition of joy. She strives to make the outdoors more accessible to all and is devoted to helping others in the LGBTQ+ community find their joy in nature.

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.

Chelsea Murphy

Chelsea once lost a game of Old Maid to her daughter and had to jump in a freezing lake. But the good times she shares outdoors make every moment worth it. She especially enjoys campsite barbecues with family, hiking, paddling, and encouraging women of color to camp.

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.

Zenovia Stephens

Zenovia believes in the healing power of nature, from walking home from school with her son, to full-fledged family camping trips. Intent to share the joy, she supports Black Kids Adventures, a nonprofit that introduces children of color to the wonder of nature.

Ambreen Tariq

Ambreen’s appreciation of nature has led her from the local marshes and shores of Maryland to the red rocks of the Nevada desert. She envisions a world where people of diverse backgrounds are embraced by the outdoor community and works to help make that a reality.