Outdoor Trips Staff

Outdoor Trips Staff

Overview
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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, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/AED, Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI), River Rescue Certification(RRC), 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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Kyle Murphy

Outdoor Trip Leader & Challenge Center Team Lead

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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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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Amber Peters

Trip Leader

Amber Peters with glasses headshot.

Education/Qualifications
I have been biking my whole life and love participating in races/rides.

Why do you love the outdoors?
I feel most at home outdoors, on a trail with nothing but my pack, some water, and my friends.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Vegan recipe development, hiking, and cycling.

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Mia Summer Perez

Customer Service Associate & Trip Leader

Mia Summer Perez standing in a lush green field.

Education/Qualifications
Pursuing a B.S. in Biology with emphasis in ecology, conservation, and evolution.

Why do you love the outdoors? 
There is a lot to learn from nature, I love the simplicity and elegance.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Running, backpacking, and trying new coffee shops.

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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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