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Meet your AL Team

Chelsey Briggs
California
Chelsey Briggs

Chelsey Briggs

Greetings! I’m Chelsey and I currently reside in San Diego with my husband Jake, who is Active-Duty Navy. I grew up in Southeastern Ohio where life consisted of backwoods Yeti hunting. I’ve always been outdoorsy, but Jake introduced me to the world of 14ers, which I talk about way too much. Besides hiking 14ers, I love all hiking in general, camping, kayaking, fishing, backpacking, biking, bouldering and running. I received my undergraduate degrees in Environmental Geography and Geology. My masters in education and I'm currently working on my doctorate. The outdoors keeps me grounded in this crazy world. Let’s get out and explore.

Favorite trip: Road tripping from Denver to Vegas. On the way, we hiked Mt.Elbert and visited all 5 national parks in Utah. We also camped at most of them..

Favorite trail snack: Clif Bar Nut Butter- Chocolate Peanut Butter

I always pack: Water, electrolytes, a first aid kit, sunscreen (if I don’t put it on at the car), and a knife.

Sami Hansen
California
Sami Hansen

Sami Hansen

Hi my name's Sami :) I'm a military spouse of 6 years and currently live in California. We've been through 4 duty stations together, Hawaii to San Diego to Everett now back to San diego! I'm a domestic engineer, as my wife likes to call me but she means a sahm lol. I have a deaf son who does all my adventures with me and gets to explore so much in his first 2 years. I love hiking, 5k's, paintballing, baking and cooking, ASL, and football on the weekends (go blue!).

Favorite Adventure: I would have to say deception pass. It's so calming and gorgeous with it's ever changing views and scenery. One minute you can have such an overcast foggy day and then just a few minutes later it can be completely sunny.

Favorite Trail Snack: that's a tie between pistachios and cliff protein bars in mint chip

I always pack extra socks, sunscreen, water, first aid kit and an external battery

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Aloha Melts

Hawaii, nationwide

Homemade Wax Melts

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Author: Christine Reed

Washington, nationwide

Christine discovered long distance backpacking while surfing the internet at work. She decided that day to attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. One adventure led to another and a few years later she set out on the Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park. Her Rugged Outdoors Woman persona started as a joke, a nod to the outdoor adventurer that she wished to be. But in the years since, she has come into her own as a backpacker, rock climber, and trail runner. Her book, “Alone in Wonderland,” is a testament to the decision to name who you want to be and make it so.

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Author: Jamie McGillen

Washington, nationwide

Jamie McGillen lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier, and no matter how many times she moves away, it draws her home. Everything about large evergreen trees delights her, except how poky they are, and the sap. Her first novel In Sight of the Mountain was released in 2019, with sequels released in 2020 and 2021. Her poems and essays have been published in Rust + Moth, Marathon Literary Review, The Raven Chronicles Journal, Avalon Literary Review, and Arcturus Literary Magazine.

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Bilivia Creations

Alabama, nationwide

Tired of searching for the perfect t-shirt to add to your wardrobe? Or the perfect gift for a loved one? Look no further! Bilivia Creations is here to get the perfect design you have in your head or one that you’ve stumbled upon on Pinterest, and make it a reality! From t-shirts and tanks to pet accessories and other decorations, we’ll help you get your perfect design together.

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Earth to Water

Virginia, nationwide

Outdoor gear including camping, hiking, trail running, backpacking, travel

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Fathom Coffee

Virginia, nationwide

Veteran-owned, premium, single origin coffee

Located in Virginia & shipping worldwide, 1​% for the Planet member

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From The Ground Up

Washington, nationwide

​Gear that gives back. 5% of sales goes to the Washington Trails Association!

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Ina Wellness Collective

Guam, nationwide

Our willingness to paint outside the lines creates an environment that fosters creative thinking for new and established artists, musicians, designers, and entrepreneurs.

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Mind and Macrame

Guam, nationwide

Macrame Artist | Fiber Enthusiast

Workshops, Decor, Accessories, Functional Pieces, Customs

“More than a small business”

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Outback Hound

Guam, nationwide

Outdoor Gear for the ultimate adventure pal. Specializing in high quality climbing rope leases with a lifetime warranty.

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Smith Sisters + Co

Hawaii, nationwide

Custom Tumblers

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Warrior Goddess Fitness

Hawaii, nationwide

Warrior Goddess Fitness is a community built for women in every phase of their fitness journey

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