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Sid Wilson

Sid Wilson’s 2013 induction into the Denver Colorado Travel Industry Hall of Fame affirms his position as a leader in the tourism industry in the South West. The owner/operator of…

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Nina Roberts, PhD

Dr. Nina Roberts is an outdoors woman who has hiked and camped in national parks, forests and wildlife refuges from coast to coast for close to 30 years. The depth…

Krishel Augustine

Krishel Augustine, “Miss Teen Navajo 2013-14,” is an ambassador and role model for other young people in her Navajo culture and in the wider world. With Navajo being her first language, the millennial leader …

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Majora Carter

The green infrastructure response to Climate-Adaptation, now sweeping many U.S. cities, provides a unique opportunity to bring the natural world to the doorsteps of those Americans who have not been…

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Irela Bagué

Irela Bagué is an experienced bilingual (Spanish and English) public affairs consultant and Principal for The Bagué Group, a full service consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience…

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Evonne Blythers

Evonne Blythers is the Director of the Edge of Night Camping Club (ENCC) and Environmental Education Coordinator for the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance where she helps youth experience nature at…

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Frank Peterman

Frank Peterman, Sr. served as Southeast Regional Director of the Wilderness Society 2003-2010, during which time he managed the office and the campaign to protect wilderness areas. His priorities …

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Audrey Peterman

Co-founder and President of Earthwise Productions is nationally renowned as an author and advocate for our National Park System since stumbling upon the system in 1995. Mrs. Peterman is widely…

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Carolyn Hartfield

I am a late bloomer, baby boomer who is seasoned and savoring in the spices of life! I teach others to live their life to the fullest, as I do, through outreach and engagement in lively and fun outdoor activities. The activities include,…

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Keisha Scovens

Keisha Scovens, M.S., co-founder of Let’s Go Outdoors and nationally certified Speech and Language Pathologist has been working with children and families for 15 years. Through consulting and coordinating programming…

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Caroyln Finney, Ph.D.

Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the College of Natural Resources at the University of California,…

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Stephen Shobe

Stephen Shobe is among the miniscule number of humans who have scaled four of Earth’s Seven Summits, standing on the highest point of four continents. He is well on the…

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Eriqah R. Foreman Williams

Eriqah Foreman Williams is driven by the desire to inspire and empower her peers in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to take on leadership roles in the environmental sector …

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Mamie Parker, PhD

Mamie Parker’s mother was a sharecropper and an avid angler who had high aspirations for her daughter, naming her after a First Lady of the United States. Mamie not only…

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Angelou Ezeilo

Angelou Ezeilo and her husband James are among our nation’s foremost experts in preparing young people from urban communities to become responsible environmental stewards. For close to a decade the…

James JT Reynolds

JT Reynolds’ career as a steward of America’s publicly owned lands system spans more than four decades, extends from Florida to Alaska and includes every aspect of management and …

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Teresa Baker

As the Founder of the African American National Park Event, Teresa’s vision is anchored in interacting with outdoor entities (i.e. retailers, NGOs, federal agencies) …

Carlos Alcazar

Mr. Alcazar is a regular speaker at industry trade shows, conferences, and special events related to cross cultural marketing and communications. Currently, he leads the growth of digital-centric …

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Captain Bill Pinkney

In 1992 Captain Bill Pinkney became the fourth American to sail solo around the globe via the Southern Route, which is considered one of the most difficult passages on earth.…

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James King

Certified Architectural Drafter, James King plans to become a Sustainability Architect and an Environmental Activist. He currently demonstrates his passion for the environment by serving as the Chairman of Hiking…

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Wandi Steward

Wandi Steward is an avid outdoor enthusiast who grew up camping, canoeing and horseback riding in the Midwest with the Girl Scouts, 4-H Club and Youth Conservation Corp. She also…

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“Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of…

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Nia Eshu Martin-Robinson

Nia Eshu Martin-Robinson describes herself as “a sassy, femme-tellectual, queer, Black woman from Detroit.” An incredible speaker, Nia has been a strong advocate for Environmental Justice since 2001. She began…

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Lauret Savoy PhD

Writer, teacher, geologist, photographer, and pilot, Lauret Savoy, Ph.D., is also a woman of mixed African-, Native-, and Euro-American heritage. Through explorations of her ancestry and her academic pursuits, she…

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Tony C. Anderson

Tony C. Anderson, never one for environmental reticence, grounds himself with a professional, societal, and spiritual guiding philosophy that “all human institutions, man-made or natural, MUST align to the frequency…

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Jarid Manos

Jarid Manos is an American writer and activist, and a leader in re-connecting people and the land through story and labor. He works inside the edges where violence, health, people…

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Celinda Peña

Celinda Peña is a communications and public engagement professional, as well as an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years covering local and network television news in Washington D.C., Florida…

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Marcelo Bonta

Marcelo speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the U.S. In 2005, he founded the Environmental Professionals of Color and the…

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Loán Sewer

Loán Sewer is a politically savvy marketing and communications expert, feature writer, and the Principal of Gobi Consulting, LLC, a marketing consultancy based in Maryland and the U.S. Virgin Islands.…

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Carolyne Richardson Sutton

A Colorado-based nature photographer, Carolyne Richardson Sutton and her family lived in Michigan for 33 years before relocating to Colorado in 2012. Since she was introduced to the wonders of…

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Iantha Gantt-Wright

Iantha Gantt-Wright is the President and Founder of The Kenian Group Consultants. She has been a successful practice leader for the non-profit, government and private sector clients on issues of…

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Midy Aponte

Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist and national thought leader intent on delivering meaningful messages that connect all types of…

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Dorien Blythers

Dorien Paul Blythers was a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C. when he led student efforts resulting in the first university- wide recycling mandate in the institution’s 147-year history.…

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Tarsha Scovens

Through her vision, dedication and unfailing commitment to see more people of color experiencing nature and/or the outdoors, Tarsha has laid the foundation for Let’s Go Outdoors, a full-service outdoor…

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Stefan Moss

“Many want to save the planet, but few sit down to plan it.”Stefan Moss is an environmental scientist and educator with a passion for engaging businesses, schools and non-profit organizations…

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James Mills

James Edward Mills is a freelance journalist and an independent media producer. In a career that spans more than 20 years he specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental…

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Na’Taki Osborne Jelks

The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for…

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Lizabeth Williams

Lizbeth Williams is a Southern California Native and young environmentalist. Her passion for the environment began at the age of 16 as the first-ever chair of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for …

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Dudley Edmondson

Author, wildlife enthusiast, nature photographer and videographer, Dudley Edmondson was the first to highlight the involvement of African Americans in the public lands system. Chagrined at the paucity of people…

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Jack Shu

With 29 years service in the California Department of Parks and Recreation, primarily as a Park Superintendent in the Office of Community Involvement, Jack Shu has a mountain of experience creating bridges …

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Naomi Davis

Naomi Davis is an urban theorist, attorney, activist, and proud granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers. She is the founder and CEO of BIG: Blacks in Green™- a national green community economic development …

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Stacey Evans

Attorney Stacey Evans is a recognized animal welfare leader and expert in policy issues impacting animal health, the human-canine bond, and the conservation and management of canine wildlife. Her advocacy …

Naseem Rakha

Naseem Rakha is an inspirational speaker, award-winning author and journalist and a naturalist who is passionate about the enjoyment and conservation of our public lands system. Her perspective is …

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Damita Holbrook

Damita Holbrook is founder and principal planner of Glam Event Solutions, a full-service planning and management firm that specializes in environmentally-focused events …

Fred Tutman

Fred Tutman serves as a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper …