Our backpacking guides and outdoor educators are the key ingredient to our success at Lasting Adventures. While we all come from different backgrounds, we all share a passion for adventure, our National Parks, and sharing experiences with others to creates memories that last a lifetime. Our guide staff is a wise and energetic group that understands the importance of professionalism, caring, and risk management. Some of our guides were once youth participants themselves before growing into their elite roles, while others have been selected for the backgrounds and experiences they have with youth and within the outdoor environment. Many of our outdoor educators carry off-season jobs as teachers, naturalists, counselors, or other youth-focused professions, and many of us live in the Sierra Nevada. On most trips, you will have the pleasure of getting to know multiple guides!
Prior to each backpacking season our guides come together for a week-long staff training to prepare and refresh their skills. We have fun covering serious practices, playing games and reviewing protocols—essentially using the same Adventure Based Programming model we facilitate on our youth, group, school, and corporate adventures. We’re more than coworkers—we’re a team—and we work hard, live, and adventure together all summer!
On every youth trip there is a guide-participant ratio of at most 1:6, but in most cases the ratio is 1:5 or lower. Each trip will also typically have at least one male and one female outdoor educator.
For our guide service, day trips, and backpacking trips, we staff each adventure with 1 or 2 veteran guides who bring with them significant backcountry experience. Ratios do not exceed 1:6; and are often 1:5 or lower is more common.
Each of our team members holds current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications, and has passed an extensive background check, including a criminal history report. Furthermore our guides are selected for being outstanding backcountry specialists, and of course, extremely fun to hang out with!
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Scott is the Founder and Executive Director for Lasting Adventures, Inc and has been facilitating the Yosemite High Country Adventure since 1997 in which he has personally logged over 5,000 miles as a guide and instructor in the Yosemite backcountry. As both a credentialed school administrator and counselor, Scott has well over 30 years of experience working with youth. Scott attended Sonoma State University in California where he obtained both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. Scott holds certification in Basic Backpacking Awareness, is certified as a Wilderness First Responder by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School, and he is trained as an Outdoor Emergency Care professional. In addition to actively instructing and guiding the Yosemite High Country Adventure and through community collaborations and support, Scott has also successfully developed many other youth development programs; and he is also a requested presenter on these topics. When not in Yosemite, you might be able to catch Scott on the slopes snowboarding in Tahoe.
Will Heaps started his outdoor education in Appalachia, found his passion for adventure in the Rockies, and found his home in the Sierra Nevada. Thanks to parents that booked campsites instead of hotel rooms to save on travel expenses, he is quite comfortable laying his head close to the ground to sleep. Along the path to becoming an Eagle Scout, Will learned the outdoor survival skills that have given him the confidence to leave behind civilization and live in the wilderness. Will began camping as a child, backpacking as a teenager, and climbing/canyoneering in college. He graduated with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and worked near Zion National Park as a therapist. Finding that he yearned to spend even more time in the wild, he left behind the life of a therapist and went full time into guiding with Lasting Adventures during the summer of 2015. Will loves being a guide because it affords him the opportunity to invite others to share in the experiences that have given him the hope to carry on through difficult times. When your life is simple enough to fit all necessary possessions in a backpack, you have plenty of room left to fill yourself with happiness and adventure. He now finds joy in teaching those same skills to his life partner and two daughters.
Matt is an outdoor educator and guide who loves working in the outdoors. He graduated with a degree in Outdoor/Adventure Education from Plymouth State University in 2019 and has since been traveling, teaching, climbing and exploring all over the country. Matt spends most of his time rock climbing and on remote adventures, especially around Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. He is also very passionate about education. In addition to showing people how much fun the mountains can be, Matt works hard to teach people about the amazing natural wonders of our planet, and the importance of protecting wild places. Working in the outdoors has always been a dream job, and is balanced with personal hobbies. After a day of climbing he enjoys relaxing by swimming in an alpine lake, drawing landscapes or practicing astronomy, one of his favorite subjects to teach. Matt is really looking forward to his fifth year working with Lasting Adventures, and his first year on the Admin Team.
Kara grew up in a small town of Beaver, PA and loved spending every waking moment in the outdoors as a child. Once she was taken on her first backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park, Kara was hooked and eventually decided to change her career from the Fashion Industry to the Outdoors and that was the best decision she ever made. Kara then took an Outdoor Educator course with NOLS in the great Wind River Range for backpacking and rock climbing, got her Wilderness First Responder certification, and has since taken kids out into the outdoors from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the desert in Joshua Tree National Park and challenged them in activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, white water kayaking and canoeing.
In her free time Kara loves going canyoneering, backpacking, trail running, researching new cheesy jokes, cooking and eating lots of yummy food, climbing multi-pitch routes in Red Rocks, road tripping, playing lots ‘o’ board games, writing for her blog, star-gazing, chasing rainbows and ultimately lounging in her hammock.
Kara believes in the philosophy that you should never stop learning and is very much looking forward to learning even more about Yosemite, where she got first bitten by the outdoors bug, and sharing that knowledge with all the participants on Lasting Adventures trips!
Aida grew up in the hills of northern California where she spent her free time exploring local mountains, beaches, and woods. Aida has worked as an outdoor educator, backcountry guide, wilderness therapy guide, and has taught in various other capacities. Seeking an understanding of our human/environmental interaction is one of Aida’s passions and she believes that connecting with the natural world is the first step to being better stewards of these landscapes that we love. When not in the field, you can catch Aida climbing rocks, trail running, eating snacks, doing a crossword or bouncing around the alpine with her friends. Aida is CPR trained, a Wilderness First Responder, and a certified goof.
At the age of three, Ciaran was transplanted from the gorges of upstate New York to the mountains of Oregon. He immediately took to the new lands and grew up with his hands and feet in the dirt. Educated through Waldorf pedagogy and public school Environmental Education through STEM courses, Nature and the outdoors were at the core of his developmental years. In 2017, Ciaran finished a BA/BS degree in international outdoor leadership with a focus on South American countries. As his senior capstone, Ciaran designed, filled and lead a three week trip through Ecuador. This trip focused on community service, sustainable travel and of course the expanses of the Andes. In addition to this venture, Ciaran has spent his last four years working in both adolescent therapeutics and teen adventure trips to Hawaii. As a first year counselor and guide, Ciaran is emphatically excited to live and breath the Yosemite valley.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric spent ample time tromping around the Pacific Coast and redwood forests with the Boy Scouts, learning foundational outdoor skills with friends. Yet the wonders just beyond his backyard – such as the Sierra – went unexplored. It wasn’t until a road trip just after graduating high school that Eric “discovered” Yosemite, and the place grabbed him and didn’t let go. Since then, Yosemite has become what can only be described as a (hopefully healthy) obsession for Eric, a place of endless wonder whether alone or with others. Simultaneously, Eric grew into a passion for history and education, graduating with a degree in the two fields from The Evergreen State College, set on becoming a high school teacher. Thus, Lasting Adventures represents a unique joining of Eric’s passions: an opportunity to cultivate curiosity and encourage others to ‘fall in love with the world’ in a place which engenders those inspired feelings like nowhere else. The stoke is real!
Hannah grew up in Milwaukee, WI with a deep appreciation of the forested wetlands around her. While earning her bachelor’s degree, she joined her school’s outdoor recreation club and fell in love with leading backpacking trips. After some wandering around the mountain west and the Big Island of Hawaii, Hannah realized she wanted to pursue outdoor education as a career. She completed a semester course with NOLS, earned her WFR, Wilderness EMT, LNT Master Educator, and has spent the last three years working in a variety of outdoor industry positions. Now a resident of Port Angeles, WA, she loves to ski, paddle, climb, hike and bike around the beautiful Olympics. Her passion for outdoor recreation permeates every corner of her life, and she loves to share it with others!
Chris is Lasting Adventures’ Operations Consultant and a former Yosemite National Park Wilderness Ranger. He has hiked every inch of trail within Yosemite and all but 20 miles in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he was also a Wilderness Ranger. Chris is not only a Wilderness EMT, but is a Leave No Trace Master Educator and is filled with a vast amount of Yosemite knowledge. His favorite locations in Yosemite include Mount Clark, Mount Hoffman, and Tenaya Creek. He started working with Lasting Adventures in 2018, and has continued to increase his Yosemite knowledge along the way. When Chris isn’t working, he spends his time traveling, and has visited 36 countries across the globe. The only continents he hasn’t been to yet are Australia and Antarctica–but they’re next on the list!
Marina grew up in the pines and rain of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019 and left the PNW with the desire to see the world. Since then, she’s worked several years for Lasting Adventures, lived on a sailboat in Mexico, worked at a surf camp in Portugal, and biked across several countries. When she’s not guiding, she works as a freelance photographer for outdoor brands. In her free time, she loves to surf, backpack, and spend time outside. She can’t wait to spend another summer in the backcountry!
Born and raised in New Jersey, Emily got her taste for backpack guiding at George Washington University, and her pursuit of adventure brought her to Yosemite. She fell in love with the mountains and rivers of the West Coast, and has made them her home. Emily is returning to Lasting Adventures for her third season, drawn back by the wonderful crew of co-guides, a deep love of trail games, and her passion to show everyone the beauty of Yosemite’s backcountry. Optimizing her time spent outside, Emily works as a ski instructor in Salt Lake City during the winter season. When not on the trail or ski slopes, look to find Emily next to (or in) a body of water with a crossword or sketchbook in hand. Emily loves meeting new people and is stoked to be back for another season at Lasting Adventures!
Dyson grew up exploring the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains, where he gained a passion for learning and spending time in nature. He got his first taste of backpacking in the Trinity Alps, leading him to become an outdoor guide for George Washington University. As an undergraduate he earned a degree in Creative Writing and English and led backpacking trips in Virginia and the Grand Canyon. He enjoys reading, writing, hiking, paddling, snowboarding and observing wildlife. With a deep love for the community and adventure found on backpacking trips, Dyson is excited for another summer with everyone on the trail!
Savannah grew up in Southern California, exploring all of the different landscapes it has to offer. She went to San Diego State University where she received her BS in Environmental Science. It was during her final year at SDSU that Savannah began working her very first outdoor education job leading hikes for local students along the river. Since then, she has been hooked on sharing her love for the outdoors with others and has worked as an outdoor educator for 5 years. Savannah has backpacked many trails throughout California, Washington, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming, including thru hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2019. She hopes to add many more trails to her ever growing list of experiences. Savannah’s favorite backcountry (and front country) meal is mac n cheese. She is excited to share many wonderful experiences with others this summer!
Caber was born and raised in the small beach city of Santa Cruz. Where he learned to love the outdoors through backpacking, camping, climbing, and mountain biking. This will be Caber’s third summer with Lasting Adventures, and in previous summers he worked as the Backpacking and Climbing Director at Camp Wolfeboro. While in college Caber worked as an outdoors guide, taking students on trips throughout southern California. In 2020, after earning 5 degrees in college, Caber completed all 2,653 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. During his free time, Caber loves to play mandolin, practice yoga, climb, garden, ski, hike, and swim in alpine lakes. Caber is excited to share his love for the outdoors and spend this summer guiding in Yosemite!
Kanyon grew up in the Great Plains and Black Hills of South Dakota, where he gained a passion for the great outdoors through hiking, biking, and camping. While pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, he developed a new passion for rock climbing which drove him to Yosemite in Summer of 2017. Kanyon spent three seasons making beds at the Yosemite Valley Lodge and exploring the granite walls of the Sierra Nevada in his off time. Most recently Kanyon has been splitting his time between California Summers and Montana Winters and exploring the mountains within. This is now Kanyon’s third season guiding in Yosemite.
This will be Emily’s third season working with Lasting Adventures, and she is PUMPED! Educating is Emily’s biggest passion in life, and is blown away that she has the privilege to do it among the magic of Yosemite. Emily grew up rambling in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York and has a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Ithaca College. She has spent multiple seasons outdoors teaching all ages, from preschoolers to adults. You can find her climbing the granite walls of the Valley, shaking her bones to live music, or belly-laughing with her friends. She’s stoked to discover the wonders of nature with you!
Dawson has spent the last three summers working with Lasting Adventures in both Yosemite and Olympic. This summer, he will be rejoining the team in Washington State. Hailing from New Hampshire originally, Dawson recently tackled his most challenging hike yet; Vermont’s Long Trail last October. During the winter months, he works as a certified snowboard instructor in Colorado. On his days off, he can be found lapping the terrain park or backcountry powder chasing on his splitboard. Dawson is passionate about environmental and mental health issues and hopes to integrate these passions into his work in the outdoors. Dawson is incredibly stoked to join Lasting Adventures for another summer and guide trips in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Felicity has spent the last three summers guiding and educating, for Lasting Adventures, in both Yosemite and Olympic National Park. She grew up in Southern California and has intentionally established roots in the Pacific Northwest. Her fire inside can be stoked by plants, mountains, rivers, rocks, weather, wildlife, human relationships, and more. Through guiding and educating, Felicity hopes to empower folks to tune into their most authentic self, in order to care best for themselves, others, and our planet Earth. She can also be found sitting under trees and on top of rocks, seeking pristine views of the Olympic marmot.
Natalie hails from the great state of Maine. In high school, she completed a month-long Outward Bound course, which spurred a love for backpacking, stewardship, and the outdoors. This experience drove her to complete a semester-long NOLS course in 2017, sea kayaking, backpacking, and mountaineering in New Zealand. Her passion for skiing and riding has drawn her out west, where she has just completed her six season as a ski and ride instructor. Natalie has a passion for Bluegrass music, her favorite food is anything between two slices of bread, and she is stoked to re-join the Lasting Adventures community for her second season guiding in Yosemite!
John grew up in Denver, CO, and spent much of his childhood and adolescence backpacking and camping in the near by Rockies, where he fostered a love for the mountains. Right after high-school, John began rock climbing and through this new passion found a deeper connection to the outdoors and nature, and a larger appreciation for community. He has since spent a lot of time exploring the country, from remote rock climbing trips in Wyoming’s Wind River Range to canyoneering adventures in Southeastern Utah. After spending years developing this passion, John is excited to share it with others, and is eager to introduce people to the value being outside.
This will be John’s third year with Lasting Adventures, and he is excited to continue to grow his passion for outdoor education this season!
Jackie grew up in the southern California sunshine, but feels most at home swimming in alpine lakes, scrambling and climbing in the high country, and whipping up scrumptious backcountry pancakes. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in May of 2023, with a degree in Environmental Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In school, she participated in several research projects with topics spanning snow hydrology to climate change in the Yukon River Basin. Jackie is an avid backcountry snowboarder, and loves running and scrambling in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer. She is also a certified yoga instructor and a Wilderness First Responder. When she’s not guiding or climbing mountains, she can be found writing, reading, or cheffing up delicious meals.
Ian grew up in a less outdoorsy family, independently seeking out smaller hiking trails to explore. Once he got to college in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, his exploration broadened his love for the outdoors until he pursued majoring in Adventure Education. Every day was spent hiking, paddling, skiing, and rock climbing. He quickly bagged the 48 tallest mountains in the state, and climbed many of the largest rock faces in the state as well. He has worked as a canoe camping and backpacking guide in the Whites and the Greens, and is excited to bring the East Coast stoke to Yosemite. Ian has a Wilderness First Responder and CPR, and can be found exploring the natural world with excitement.
Shannon graduates from Liberty University in May 2023 with her B.S. in Strategic Communications. She grew up in the city of Houston, Texas, but she has always loved the outdoors and planned as many camping and hiking trips as she possibly could! Shannon began working in the outdoor industry through several summer camps and ropes courses. Shannon recently discovered her passion for rock climbing, and she now works for a bouldering gym where she teaches kids how to challenge themselves through climbing. Shannon spent her last summer in Yosemite as the Marketing intern for Lasting Adventures, and she is stoked to spend another incredible summer at LA as an Outdoor Educator, sharing her love for the outdoors with those around her.
JR has been an outdoor addict since his first backpacking trip on a section of the Appalachian Trail with his father at the age of 17. Originally from Ohio he fell in love with Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra on his very first visit in 2015. A year later he would quiet his job at a photo studio in New York and spend the next 3 living out of his van climbing, skiing, and exploring the West with a great deal of time focused in California.
JR started guiding Outdoor Education trips in 2018, learning and teaching about Californias natural history, geology, ecology, and is stoked to be returning for his second year with Lasting Adventures.
Typically behind the lens more than in front, JR is also an Artist and Photographer, constantly pulling inspiration from the wonder of the High Sierra and Yosemite.
Margaret grew up in Madison, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison where she studied French and ‘Health & the Humanities’. After college she went on a month-long backpacking trip in Alaska and fell a little too in love with the mountains, prompting a quick move out West to do conservation and trail work across CA, UT, CO, and AZ. She is passionate about increasing access and representation in the outdoors, having worked on the first all-women’s trail crew on the Colorado 14ers and spending her winters teaching at an adaptive ski school in Tahoe. She brings her positive mental attitude and love for type 2 fun on every adventure, and can’t wait to make some memories with Lasting Adventures!
Zach grew up in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. He grew up recreating in the outdoors with his family, biking, hiking, and traveling. After high school, he attended a two-week mountaineering trip in North Cascades National Park with Outward Bound. He has recently earned a B.A. in Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College. During school, Zach helped guide canyoneering, winter camping, and mountaineering trips for fellow students. He has explored his local San Juan Mountains and found a passion for backpacking, mountaineering, split-boarding, snowboarding, and climbing. Zach has previously spent summers backpacking guiding in the Trinity Alps and guiding challenge courses in Denver. When he is not guiding or searching for snow, he likes to hacky sack and play disc golf.
Anna grew up hiking and canoeing in Washington state. She found her passion for the outdoors at a young age, exploring many of the wonderful trails around Mount Rainier. Anna recently completed her degree in Hydrology to further understand and conserve water. Last summer she spent nearly two months thru-hiking the PCT across both Oregon and Washington. Her love of exploring new places has led her to hike in National Parks in ND, SD, AZ, UT, CA, MT, OR, and Alaska. With so many great hiking trails, winters in Washington led to cross-country and downhill skiing. Anna spends her time as both a scuba diving instructor and ski instructor in the winter. This is her first season at Lasting Adventures, and she is very excited to share Yosemite with you.
Cole found his stride backpacking the wild lands of southern Utah and Colorado’s San Juan mountains. Having found the utmost joy in his own life through outdoor adventure, there’s few things in life Cole finds as meaningful as introducing others to wilderness travel. In this vein, Cole pursued and successfully obtained a degree in Adventure Education from Fort Lewis College. He looks forward to bringing his professional experience, education, and continued learning to Lasting Adventures. Juniper trees, watching birds in flight, poetry, and laughter shared among friends around a campfire are things dear to Cole’s heart.
Hannah was born and raised in Washington and couldn’t be more excited to be returning for the summer to share her passion and love for everything around her, especially WA’s lichen-covered trees! She just earned her B.A. in Environmental Science and Sustainability from Allegheny College in PA in May of 2023 and is looking forward to applying her degree in every facet of life. Hannah has worked at farms in WA, NM, PA, and Ecuador, led kayaking trips in AK, and been a trip leader for youth development outdoor adventure programs in HI, CO & WY. The common thread that she’s found through all the movement is how to stay rooted in the moment through gratitude- whether by stopping to marvel at the clouds or watching out for the passing worms, and she can’t wait to learn and grow with you.
Jess deeply believes in the power of community, connection, and the outdoors. They fell in love with being outdoors while growing up near the Adirondacks in Upstate New York. After college, Jess moved to Colorado to teach 6th Grade Science in Pueblo, CO. While they loved their students and the community of Pueblo, Jess knew they needed to spend more time connecting to nature. Since August, Jess has been working as an Outdoor Educator all over California, sharing their love and admiration for nature and all living things. They are absolutely ecstatic to spend their first season teaching in Yosemite this summer!
Ellie grew up in upstate New York, spending her summers exploring the Adirondacks and winters skiing in the Green Mountains. Growing up, Ellie spent many family trips traveling around the US, visiting National Parks and public lands, leaving her with a growing appreciation for the outdoors. After graduating college, Ellie packed up her things and headed west. Over the past several years, Ellie has spent a lot of time climbing, hiking, running, and skiing around the mountains. Some of Ellie’s favorite outside activities are sunrise hikes and alpine lake swims. Ellie is excited to join Lasting Adventures for her first season this summer!
Nina grew up in Washington and followed her love of the outdoors and passion for sustainability to Colorado for college. A recent graduate of CU Boulder, she worked at the National Renewable Energy Lab and plans to (eventually) go to graduate school for sustainable technology. Nina loves to backcountry ski, backpack, mountain bike, climb– or anything that will get her outside. She’s psyched to share her love for the outdoors this summer as an Outdoor Educator!
After teaching college courses, William couldn’t deny the itch to get outdoors!. He wanted to combine his passion for education with his love for mother nature. Propelled by an amazing summer spent in Yellowstone National Park–backpacking its rich backcountry–he was determined to take his love of teaching outside the classroom. That big step was becoming a raft guide, where he would safely navigate guests through Class IV rapids in the Colorado Rockies while having an absolute blast. Experiencing that thrilling feeling and sharing it with others developed into an undeniable passion. After four years guiding the river, William is stoked to bring that enthusiasm to the trails and immerse himself in backcountry experiences with Lasting Adventures’ amazing clientele!
Sarah Jane spent her youth on the salty shores of the Salish Sea and exploring the dense woods of the Olympic Peninsula, her home. She worked in outdoor education/recreation at Y Camp Seymour for fourteen seasons and left to explore the world, teaching English and living on farms in a dozen countries. One of her favorite adventures was one year of living in an off-grid treehouse in Hana, Maui.
A college senior, SJ studies education, ecological writing, and herbalism. Her passions are wildcrafting, permaculture farming, history, writing, and Backpacking in the Olympics while teaching the transformative power of nature immersion! Find her eating salmon berries, singing repeat-after-me songs, or laughing at her own puns while sharing her lifelong love of the outdoors with everyone in earshot!
Connor Gibson has lived and worked year round in Yosemite Valley since 2017. Eager to learn to climb and learn more about the outdoors, he never left after his summer lifeguard job in Curry Village. Connor has been a guide in Yosemite for nearly five years doing everything from hikes to horseback rides and snowshoeing to cross-country ski tours. He loves everything outdoors and on his hikes you can expect to explore park history, flora/fauna, and park geology. He also loves the the history of rock climbing here in Yosemite as well as telling inspiring tales of John Muir.
Jack Curran is a Wilderness educator from Prescott, Arizona. Spending his free time rock climbing, hiking, and creating art, Jack has developed an intense love for the wide world we all share. Jack hopes to bring an eclectic and spunky attitude of care and compassion to the greater Yosemite community, and they can’t imagine a better way than being a leader for Lasting Adventures!
Britta completed her RYT200 in 2018 and has been teaching ever since – but her journey as a student of yoga started long before that in her teens. Through the years, yoga – which she defines as the art of daily living, has supported her in her personal physical, emotional, and spiritual journey. Through chronic pain, heavy periods of grief, and of course joy and grace – her teaching style builds on these attributes in a way that honors not only the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy but the practical, many times stress-induced realities of today. To do so, Britta believes, to her core, that nature must be an intimate component. Britta has her Masters in Forestry Ecosystems and Society making the combination of people and nature her specialty. Britta facilitates outdoor yoga opportunities part-time and spends the rest of her time perusing her other passion – conservation advocacy, education, and creative problem solving to address the complex social and ecological challenges of today.
Amelia is currently a sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Graphic Communication. Her love affair with the great outdoors began at the tender age of four when she went on a backpacking trip in the eastern Sierras with her family and was designated the very important role of “”toilet paper holder”” for the group. Despite only being able to carry such a small load, that trip ignited a passion for the natural world that has stayed with her ever since.
As an ex-Lasting Adventurer, Amelia is stoked to see other kids experience what she was able to. You’ll find her hiking, surfing, and mountain biking in her free time, always eager for the next adventure. This summer, she’s excited to join Lasting Adventures and share her enthusiasm for the great outdoors with fellow adventurers.
Named after the Sierra Nevada, Sierra has always had a passion for the environment and outdoor recreation. She is from Los Angeles, California, and currently is a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studies Geology and Soil Science. Sierra has a huge passion to understand the outdoors, and also increase accessibility to them so that more people can get outside! In her free time she loves to backpack, surf, and hammock.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eve’s love of the outdoors grew from the California landscape she calls home. From her first backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada, Eve’s passion was sparked for environmental advocacy, outdoor education, and the community created on the trail. She is a current student at Barnard College of Columbia University where she is involved in climate activist groups, the Columbia Climbing club, and can often be found with a book in the park. Her favorite activities include jumping in freezing alpine lakes and taking her dog to the beach. She is so excited for adventures ahead this summer!