Outdoor Trips Staff

Outdoor Trips Staff

Overview
Profile

Miguel Valle

Outdoor Adventures Manager

Miguel Valle in Yosemite

Education/Qualifications
The Ohio State University- Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science in Education-Exercise Science, Master’s in Management of Information Systems (Fall 2019), Wilderness First Responder, 6 years of Outdoor Education Experience, Registered Behavioral Technician.

Why do you love the outdoors?
The outdoors brings out the best in people and helps people connect in a deep and meaningful way. It’s a chance to reset, relax, and feel empowered.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Climbing, playing guitar, motorcycle adventures.

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Michael Muñiz Jr.

Front Desk Assistant / Outdoor Trip Leader/ Challenge Center Apprentice

Michael Muñiz with a helmet in a cave.

Education/Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration and hold a Wilderness First Responder certification.

Why do you love the outdoors?
I am passionate about outdoor recreation because it empowers everyone to mentally and physically challenge themselves. Plus, people can use the outdoors to form connections with fellow adventurers who come from different backgrounds and cultures; social constructs cease to exist out there.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Backpacking, swimming, and volunteering!

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Kyle Murphy

Outdoor Trip Leader & Challenge Center Facilitator

Kyle Murphy posing on a mountain.

Education/Qualifications
200 hours of Yoga Instructors Training, Wilderness First Responder, CPR, LNT Trainer, AIARE 1, Studying Wilderness Education at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Why do you love the outdoors?
The wilderness highlights our true nature by forcing us to overcome difficult circumstances, and thereby bringing us closer to our higher selves. My love of the wilderness derives from a deep desire within myself to live everyday by those values which infuse love, excitement, wisdom and knowledge into my life.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Rock climbing, mountaineering, and white water rafting.

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Savanna Charlton

Challenge Center Facilitator & Trip Leader

Headshot of Savanna Charlton

Education/Qualifications
I am currently a Psychology major at Sacramento State. I have worked at Peak Adventures for over a year and have obtained my Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications.

Why do you love the outdoors? 
The outdoors has always given me perspective and clarity on my life. Sharing that sense of peace with others is a passion of mine.

Three Favorite Hobbies
My top three hobbies are water activities (rafting, swimming, etc), video games, and learning as much as I can.

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Annaleise Smith

Outdoor Trip Program Assistant

Qualifications/Education: CPR certified

Why Do you love the outdoors? I love the outdoors because its exciting to explore nature and see the beauty it has to offer.

What are your 3 favorite hobbies?  My three favorite hobbies are writing, exploring, and reading.

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