Ambassadors

 

RACHEL POHL

@Rachel.Pohl

Rachel Pohl, is a painter, skier, mountain biker, and climber from Bozeman, Montana. She grew up exploring wild places with her family, and has been telling stories of her adventures through color and imagery since she was four years old. Rachel acquired a BFA in painting at MSU Bozeman last December. She travels to pursue her athletic and artistic passions, to places like Alaska, British Colombia, and Japan.

Rachel loves to paint in peculiar places, like base camps, moving vehicles, backcountry huts, and especially loves hiking her paints into the places she depicts. She has recently taken up mural painting, shows in galleries, sells affordable prints, and collaborates with various brands to create colorful wearable art. Her vibrant, stylized landscapes divulge tales of adventure, gratitude, and the fleeting nature of seasons and light.


 

 

STEFF GARDNER

@CrashBoomBang

I’m a skydiver, rock climber, and a ready-for-anything explorer. My ultra-love for the wilderness has drawn me to ultra-running and I’m head over heels! My heart lives for miles and miles of single track and rocky ridgelines to alpine lakes and scrambling summits. I eat burritos every day, drink an absurd amount of coffee and treat my puppies like children. I might be the weirdo that kicks up a conga-line when social situations get stale, but I believe getting up, getting wild and going on an adventure is the very best way to get to know yourself.  

Through ASDT I’ve met an army of like-minded ladies who are beaming with love and passion to cultivate a community of women encouraging each other, facing their fears, and checking things off their bucket lists. We are driven to make a persuasive and positive impact on the world around us..  and have a dang good time doing it! :) 


 

 

AMY DAVID

@AmyJaneDavid

Amy grew up in rural Pinedale, Wyoming in the foothills of the Wind River Range where her passion for outdoor adventure was innate. Skiing has fueled her wild-west thirst for adrenaline and passion for mother nature. In 2009,Amy won the title Miss Wyoming Teen USA and placed in the top 15 at Miss Teen USA. She’s been skiing for 23 years and skied in several international commercials, won state championships racing, and stomped her first backflip in 8th grade. Amy graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT where she studied Psychology of Communication and Outdoor Education while working as a trip leader for the Outdoor Recreation Program. Amy formerly worked in public relations at Mountain Sports International (MSI) with the Subaru Freeride Series (Freeskiing World Tour) and is a professional talent as an on-camera personality, athlete and model combining her aspirations in the outdoor and entertainment industries. She also has published science research about glacial recession and brain injuries during ski jumping which she’s presented at international conferences.

"Life on Earth is absolutely incredible, and my goals in life are to have as much fun as possible with good people in beautiful environments. We have to take action to make our lives all that we dream of. ASDT is a perfect example of this. A company with genuine people working to do good in our communities."


 

 

AKINA JOHNSON

@akinajohnson

Akina grew up in the Wasatch mountains and enjoys spending most of her time outside. Whether it's hiking, rock climbing, bagging peaks, mountain biking, skiing or paddle boarding, she's always up for an adventure and isn't afraid to try new things.  She passes her courage and excitement on to others as she loves teaching climbing and sharing her love of the water and mountains with those around her.


 

 

CHARLOTTE EVANS

@TheJuicyHuman

I'm so lucky to have been born, raised and to live in my precious Eden, Utah, where playing in the dirt and running around wild are made a bit easier. I have the most loving, rad family and the coolest and kindest circle of friends a girl could ask for. 

Yoga has been one of my main flames for about 6 years now and I've been teaching it for over 2. The reason I continue to get on my mat is because yoga opens me. It opens all the things that I've stitched together, that are rigid and stagnant in me, both on a physical and emotional level. So much of this crazy, amazing life tries to shut down what wants to be free flowing and spacious. There are only a few things for me that do a killer job at counteracting that and yoga is one of those things. So, I keep practicing to continue the opening.


 

 

KILEY JO JOHNSON

@Jiley_Ko

Kiley was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah, she has had many hobbies throughout her life but adventuring in the outdoors has been the one constant. Kiley loves to rock climb (bouldering in particular), hike, run, camp, backpack, roller blade, slack line, basically if it's outside she probably enjoys doing it. One of Kiley's greatest passions is helping women grow and gain confidence in an outdoor setting. She dreams of one day owning a tiny house out in the middle of nowhere and living a simple outdoor oriented life. 


 

 

MELISSA SOLOMON

@Chix_Run_Utah

My name is Melissa and I am an Ogden resident who has lost over 115 pounds and found a whole new life filled with passion for the outdoors. An avid trail runner, I love gathering any girls willing to play on the local trails to bag peaks and log all the miles I can.  I recently expanded on my passion for fitness and became a Certified Personal Trainer in hopes of spreading my love to those seeking a more fit life. It is my dream to help everyone see their best life is waiting for them to reach out and grab. I'm so excited to create new memories, add friendships, run all around town and have lots of laughs with anyone and everyone!


 

 

NATALI ZOLLINGER

@NataliZollinger

Natali Zollinger is from Moab, Utah and a desert girl at heart. She's built the perfect surf-and-turf lifestyle as a raft guide, professional stand up paddle boarder, RVR 2 RVR Instructor, Fitness Trainer, and Onewheeler Extraordinaire. You can find Natali traveling around the country in her upriver van, training, teaching and chasing her next adventure. Visit her website natalizollinger.com for more details for to sign up for her Pretreat Workout Video Series.


 

 

SHAWNEE MAYZSAK

@Smayzsak

I grew up spending majority of my childhood outside. Camping, biking, snowboarding, cross country skiing; you name it. I look back and feel so blessed for where I was raised, what I was able to try and the life I was able to experience. What keeps my seed of peace growing within myself is nature, the balance, clarity, and healing it gives me, as well as my spiritual practices. Everyone travels a different life path to becoming who they are; mine happens to take the shape of the outdoors. It has taught me so many lessons, showed me so much love, gave me so much joy, and healed me immensely. Finding a new landscape or one you hold dear to your heart can help gain a whole new level of love, empowerment, and compassion; you learn more lessons every time.  If it wasn’t for my quick choice on a move to Utah, a meditation retreat, and getting back to nature I would be a completely different person than I am right now.

In coming to Utah, ASDT found me and inspired me. Being a part of this company is… indescribable. They share such passion, love, and empowerment for getting women outside, being active, trying new things and not being afraid to get after it. Being surrounded by women who are so diverse in what kinds of outdoor lifestyles they live is the most inspiring experience. ASDT allows me to be my true self, experience new things, and meet tons of new amazing women. They are constantly creating, giving, and aiming to bring us women together who possess a soul of adventure.


 

  

LAURA GREEN

@lauraewald

Laura is one of those amazing and unique individuals that doesn’t fit into one category.  If you have met her she is your friend and she does everything.  She runs, climbs, skis, bikes,....the list goes on and on.  Laura has been with ASDT since the beginning and has inspired a lot of ladies through her positive energy and love for the outdoors.  She is always ready for an adventure and her smile and laugh are so infectious that the thought of her brings a smile to my face.  If you have a chance to catch this little bunny hopping around on the trails in the Wasatch be sure to jump on and try to keep up! You’ll be glad you did!


 

 

ASHLEY MEEKS

@WasatchLittleExplorersClub

Ashley grew up as an outdoorsy kid in Tennessee, catching bugs, building forts, and camping in the woods behind her house. She went through many phases in life, but she always returned to nature for solace. Her first trip out west wasn't until she was 21, but she immediately knew it is where she belonged. She moved to Colorado just 3 short months after that trip, and that is where her love for the outdoors grew even more. She spent her time obsessively climbing outdoors, learning to ski, and slacklining. She was captivated by big mountains and all of the fun and exciting things that came along with living near them. 

 A few years later, Ashley moved to Utah with her boyfriend and they welcomed their daughter into the world. Ashley was determined to continue to do the things she loved, despite having a new baby. Through much inspiration from the ASDT community and her desire to make new friends, she decided to create a local outdoor hiking club for moms and children, called Wasatch Little Explorers Club. Ashley continually enjoys being a part of the outdoor community here in Northern Utah by being involved with ASDT, running her hiking club, and soaking up the mountains, with her daughter, in their very own backyard.


 

 

JEN DE GRAAF

@Ammolite_Photography

IN ORDER TO BE, YOU MUST DO. ALL GREAT THINGS START FROM THAT ONE ADVENTURE. THAT ONE STEP. THAT ONE DREAM. THAT ONE IDEA. TO ADVENTURE IS TO FIND YOURSELF WHOLE. TO ADVENTURE IS TO HAVE A STORY AT THE END OF THIS. THE PLACES YOU SEE. THE THINGS YOU MAKE AND THE PEOPLE YOU MEET. WILL FUEL YOU FOREVER. CHOOSE TO SEE BEAUTY WHERE OTHERS SEE NONE. STRIVE FOR GREATNESS ALWAYS. I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO DO MORE. TO BE MORE. TO FEEL GOOD LOST AND EXPLORE ALWAYS

-16 HOURS MAGAZINE

I could not find a better way to describe myself than this little excerpt I found. I love DOING and I love BEING myself. I do not know where I am going; I really don't care too much. Everything will unfold completely different than what I could plan anyways. So for now I just follow my bliss and enjoy the ride! KEEP IT WILD.


 

 

JULIE CORNELIUS

@JulieBike

Julie Cornelius lives in Moab, UT and loves mountain biking, nutrition, traveling and being outdoors. She combines her passions by guiding mountain biking and working as a nutrition coach. She loves anything that gets her outdoors but can mostly be found on her mountain bike- shredding local trails, bike packing through the desert or traveling overseas to explore new areas with her bike. In the time that she has been riding bikes, she has seen many women join the sport and the outdoor communities. She is extremely passionate about helping women get into mountain biking and the outdoors. Her favorite rides are taking self proclaimed beginner mountain bikers on a challenging ride and seeing them overcome their fears. She is excited to be a part of the ASDT community and looks forward to helping more women get on bike, into the outdoors, and to also share her passion for nutrition and health.