We are delighted to reveal the addition of 5 new writers to the Tripleblaze Blog Site Team! These fine folks will be joining our existing group, consisting of Julie (mtbikerchick), Sarah (Sarah Hikes), John (JohnH), Jim Hodgson, Jeff Barber, and myself.
I hope you will all join me in inviting the five brand-new staff member!
Matthew Betka is an enthusiastic enthusiast of the outdoors, thanks to his youth spent on the coasts of Lake Michigan in a little beach town called Pentwater. Between hiking and kayaking, Matthew has covered most of the west coast of Michigan, and an excellent quantity of the Upper Peninsula … which’s simply his journeys in the terrific Mitten State. In the past year, Matthew has traveled across America 3 times, which has provided him a intimate point of view on the western US as well.
AJ Heil is a primary journey leader and coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s outside and experience programs. His passions include leadership advancement, sharing outside experiences, teaching skills, and adventure recreation. His favorite outdoor activities are backpacking and back-country outdoor camping, and downhill snowboarding throughout the winter season. Out of the University of Wisconsin, AJ teaches courses on caving, skiing, and outside management. He has actually acted as a guide and facilitator for Narrow Way Expeditions of Colorado, a volunteer journey leader for non-profit organizations, the main coordinator of outside living & & learning communities, and a Leave No Trace outside ethics fitness instructor. From a variety of experiences, AJ holds outdoor certifications with the PCIA, WMA, NOLS, WMI, LNT, and PSIA. In his downtime, he is heavily involved in school ministries with CRU and spends much of his time helping lead a “movement” of numerous trainees– UW-L’s largest student company. In the near future, AJ will be pursuing a master’s degree in Leisure Management with the goal of a continual profession in experience entertainment management and outside programs.
Carrie Klemm comes from charming West Michigan. She is obsessed with the Terrific Lakes however her heart belongs to the open roadway. She enjoys spontaneity, skimming her atlas without an agenda. Her curiosities have actually led her to camp and trek all over the nation, with a little kayaking on the side. Being in nature, breathing it in, and sleeping under the stars brings her assurance.
Jennifer Legler resides in North Georgia and has been a hiker for about 3 years. She started with just day walkings, however she’s now area hiking the Appalachian Trail. Jen has actually logged over 800 miles in the last 3 years, with over 400 of them being on the AT. Her path name is the Energizer Bunny. In addition to treking and backpacking, Jennifer delights in kayaking.
John McBride is a senior at South Dakota State University where I he is finishing his bachelors degree in Nursing. Considering that he was a kid, John liked costs time outside playing games. Today, John is an enthusiastic, skilled rock climber and has 2 summer seasons of mountain assisting experience in Colorado. In addition to rock climbing, john likewise enjoys to trek, camp, mountain bike, and spend time in nature.
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