Outdoor Trips Staff

Outdoor Trips Staff

Overview
Profile

Miguel Valle

Outdoor Adventures Manager

Miguel Valle in Yosemite

Education/Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science in Education-Exercise Science, Master’s in Management of Information Systems (Fall 2020), 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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Ross Garner

Outdoor trip leader

Education/Qualifications
M.A. Leadership – Saybrook University/N.O.L.S. B.S. Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) – C.S.U.S. A.S. Business - Solano Community College W.U.D.F.R. – Wilderness + Urban Disaster First Responder Head White Water Guide 6 years of outdoor education/leadership experience

Why do you love the outdoors? Whatever your goals, known or unknown, the outdoors provides the room necessary for individual growth.

Three Favorite Hobbies 
White Water!!, Martial Arts, Horror Movies

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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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Michelle Prasad

Outdoor Trip Leader

Education/Qualifications
I’m currently a student at Sac State studying Political Science.

Why do you love the outdoors? 
I love the outdoor scenery and the camping atmosphere. It’s very relaxing and makes me feel closer to nature.

Three Favorite Hobbies 
I like Hiking, Long Drives, and watching Netflix.

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Aliza Young

Outdoor Trip Leader

Education/Qualifications
Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Nursing.

Why do you love the outdoors? 
The scenic views. The smell of a campfire and the ocean waters. The feeling of fulfillment after a successful trip.

Three Favorite Hobbies 
Reading, Snorkeling, and going to Drive-In-Theaters.

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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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