A Northwest Outward Bound School event to support women and girls in outdoor leadership roles!
Our inaugural event in 2018 brought together incredible speakers, Outward Bound alumni, donors and other supporters and community members to initiate dialogue and build momentum around access and opportunity for females in the outdoors and outdoor industries. Returning for our third year in 2022, Outdoor Uproar returns on June 9, 2022, in-person!
Funds raised will support NWOBS programs and scholarships for women and girls in historically underrepresented communities.
Details & Location
Thursday, June 9, 2022 5:30pm-8:00pm Cost: Sliding Scale $0-$25
Founding Executive Director of Out There Adventures
Steph Jagger: Steph Jagger is a sought-after mentor and coach whose offerings guide people toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their stories. Her work, including speaking and facilitating, lies at the intersection of loss, the nature of deep remembrance, and the personal journey of re-creation. Steph grew up in Vancouver, Canada and now lives and works on Bainbridge Island, WA. Everything Left to Remember is Steph's second book. Her first, Unbound, was published in 2017.
Isabella Moriones: If there’s anything I’ve learned in my life, it’s the importance of documentation. Whether it’s my mothers citizenship, my childhood memories, or the legacy I leave my family, it’s an important and consumingly special part of my life. I’ve thought about what it means to pursue my passions with conviction and it always comes back to photography. The world of photography, adventure sports, the outdoors, and so many other rich aspects of life have disproportionately + exclusively catered to the wealthy, the white, and the straight. My journey through adulthood has pushed me to recognize the privilege in and around my life, my eyes opened to the ways I can lift up, support, and empower other women and people of color. My craft allows for a platform to tell those stories straight from the source. Growing up with a feisty Colombian mom and a heck of a step dad in rural America, I was exposed to many different aspects of life that left me craving to see and learn more about the world. Thumbing through multitudes of National Geographics, watching 180° South as a teen, and soaking up every article + YouTube video I could get my hands on, they were there with support + advice. Which brings me here. A woman living in a half built out van on the coast of Santa Barbara in need of a shower.
Tammy (Tâm) VuPham: (she/her/hers) is a 2nd generation Vietnamese-American who grew up in the Deep South. After attending an outdoor recreation trip organized by her college, she fell in love with the outdoors and teaching new skills to her fellow students. After graduating with a B.Sc. in Industrial Design, she now works in business operations, focusing on modifying human behavior through design. In addition to being a certified rock climbing and ski instructor, she is an avid birder and scientific illustrator. Tammy’s goal is to foster mentorship among Outdoor Asians and build resiliency in the outdoor BIPOC community.
Elyse Rylander: Elyse (she/her) has worn many hats in the outdoor industry and education worlds. Since 2006 she has taken thousands of youth and adults on outdoor adventures all over North America, and during these adventures, the interrogation of equity, access, and privilege played a central role. In 2011 Elyse began her journey as the founder of OUT There Adventures, a 501(c)3 dedicated to further bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and the natural world. Along this path, Elyse has worked tirelessly to reduce outdoor access barriers for all members of the LGBTQ community. Elyse’s work has appeared in places such as the Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies, at industry events such as Outdoor Retailer, and in 2018 Elyse was named a “Top Woman in Conservation and Environmental Justice” by ECODiversity Magazine. Elyse is also the co-organizer of the annual LGBTQ Outdoor Summit, a former partner with The Avarna Group, and the new Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Quality Bicycle Products. Outside of her work, Elyse is known for her sense of humor best conveyed through perfectly timed message GIFs, and in her [rare] free time she can be found paddling through the central Salish Sea.
Preeti Suri: Preeti Suri (she/her) is an ex-Investment Banker and Big Four Consultant. She is a Chartered Accountant, CPA and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She took to the outdoors for her physical and mental recovery post child birth. While on one hand she experienced the transformational benefits of the outdoors, on the other hand she became acutely aware of the social, cultural and economic barriers several people like her face to getting outside. So, she made it her mission to make the outdoors and adventure travel accessible to everyone. She is doing it by building AdentureTripr, a marketplace for local outdoor experiences in the US and international adventure travel. They connect people with local guides directly eliminating middlemen and their markups and take an educational and communal approach to getting everyone outside. She is also the founder of a vibrant community, 'Adventures for Everyone' which furthers her mission of getting everyone outside by offering free outdoor and educational events in the State of Washington and beyond. Through this community she has introduced several folks to outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking and running. Preeti has traveled across 30+ countries and is a mountain climber, who climbed 4 out of 5 Washington Volcanoes in her first year of hiking and climbing, after moving to Seattle in 2016.
President and CEO, Seattle Parks Foundation, NWOBS Board
Rebecca Bear: (she/her) joined the Foundation as the President and CEO in November of 2020. Rebecca is a leader in expanding access to outdoor recreation, parks, and open spaces. She has over 25 years of experience building and scaling organizations and community programs nationwide. She’s a passionate fundraiser, partnership builder and has experience encouraging diverse communities to engage with the outdoors. Formerly the Director of REI Outdoor Programs and Local Community Engagement, Rebecca brings expertise in public/private partnerships, local advocacy, and community engagement. She co-led REI’s local community diversity initiatives, including a groundbreaking gender equity program. Prior to her tenure at REI, Rebecca was Board Chair of Passages Northwest, now YMCA BOLD & GOLD, where she founded Girls Rock!, an outdoor mentorship program for adolescent girls. Rebecca was also the founder of an Outward Bound School in Monterrey, Mexico and worked around the world expanding schools for Outward Bound International. Rebecca co-founded the Coalition for Outdoor Access, a national advocacy group focused on facilitated access to public lands. She has received numerous awards for her service with public lands agencies, including the Wilderness Legacy Award from the US Forest Service and the National Recreation Resource Leadership Award. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School.
Be a Sponsor!
Interested in being a sponsor for our event? Sponsors have an exciting opportunity to connect with an active, diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts and community leaders of all ages in a safe indoor space. Showcase your support for changing the lives of young people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
NWOBS is committed to keeping all staff, volunteers, guests, and community safe. At this time, we require all event attendees to be fully vaccinated and show proof of their personal CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Cards. Masks will be required. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and will cooperate accordingly. Read our full Covid-19 statement here.
Header photo by Cristina Woodworth. Banner photo by Radha Vyas.
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