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G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert

G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert, Human Yogi Bear Shawnte Salabert was raised on the mean streets of Milwaukie where a local Boys and Girls Club introduced her to the outdoors. Her newfound love of camp and adventure led her away from Wisconsin as she sought the secrets of becoming Yogi Bear in human form. Eventually,…

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G.O. 021 – Kristina Frost

G.O. 021 – Essential Explorer Kristina Frost Kristina Frost grew up playing on the shores of Lake Erie. An offhand comment spurred her to try backpacking. This stoked an interest in her that has not abated. Kristina became an assistant director for the University of Michigan’s Outdoor Adventures Program where she led wilderness trips and…

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G.O. 018 – Steve Sieren

G.O. 018 – A Steve Sieren is Worth 1000 Pictures Steve Sieren is a California native with a great eye for capturing its beauty. An architectural photographer by day, he seizes what moments he may to travel into the wilderness backpacking or canyoneering, always with a camera in tow. He is also a father who…

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G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson

G.O. 016 – Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular society—were limited. At the age of 21, he broke his billion-year contract with his indoctrinated faith and began the transition into a standard American lifestyle. While…

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G.O. 013 – Pamela Zoolalian

G.O. 013 – Downhill and Up With Pamela Zoolalian Pamela Zoolalian wants to do everything. She is not content pursuing only one sport, but lets the seasons decide what is available to her. Whether mountaineering, surfing, backpacking, snowboarding, kayaking, or mountain biking, she is most fulfilled outdoors. In 2013, she decided to hike the 272…

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G.O. 009 – Alison Hudson

G.O. 009 – Nomadic Pursuits With Alison Hudson Alison Hudson is a NOLS instructor and filmmaker nomadically making her way around the world seeking new experiences. She spent multiple months in Nepal shooting a documentary, Close to the Edge: Life in the Khumbu, about Nepalese high-altitude workers. Her production was cut short by the tragic…

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G.O. 003 – Saveria Tilden

G.O. 003 – The Multi-faceted Saveria Tilden Saveria Tilden keeps busy. When she discovered the outdoors, she realized it needed to be shared. She made that happen by becoming an educator and consultant for various businesses and organizations. She works with the American Hiking Society, the Sierra Club, REI Outdoor School, Transforming Youth Outdoors, IslandWood,…

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