Meet your HawaiI Team
I’m an Air Force spouse and Mom to two teenagers! I’m a native of Southern California and absolutely thrive on sunshine and vitamin D. 8My kids say I am solar powered. Outside is where I am most myself! I am obsessed with any and all sea creatures but turtles are my obsession. I love to spend as much time as possible climbing mountains and hunting down waterfalls. When I’m not outdoors you’ll find me reading or watching my beloved Los Angeles Dodgers playing baseball.
Favorite ever outdoor adventure: snow shoeing at Mt St Helen’s in Washington State!
Favorite trail snack: almonds!! Or any kind of nut or trail mix.
I always pack my favorite adventure partner! My 15 year old son who I have affectionately nicknamed “Trail Mom” as he is obsessed with safety and making sure I don’t do anything too risky.
Aloha! I’m Elizabeth and originally from Alabama. We moved to Hawaii in December of 2021. My husband is in the Army, and Hawaii is our 9th duty station. We have lived in Georgia, Vicenza, Italy, Hohenfels, Germany, Monterey, Manila, Philippines (twice), Boston, and DC. I am a yoga teacher and a reiki master and teacher. I did not grow up spending time outdoors but as an adult it has become medicine for my soul. I enjoy running, walking, and hiking. Since moving to Hawaii, we have really taken to paddle boarding and spending as much time as possible. We have an almost 6-year-old daughter and are really trying to instill the love of outdoors in her. When we aren’t outside, we enjoy reading and trying out new restaurants.
Favorite Adventure: We spent two weeks exploring Myanmar, visiting temples, and trying new foods. It was so fun immersing ourselves as fully as possible in the culture. My favorite hike that we’ve done is Mount Tallac near Lake Tahoe, California. My favorite hike in Hawaii has been the Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail.
Favorite Snack: My favorite snack to bring is either a Macro Bar, these snickerdoodle balls that we make at home or Honey Stinger Waffles.
Something that is always in my pack is a first aid kit, my head lamp, and a pair of slippers. I love nothing more than pulling off my socks and hiking shoes and putting on my slippers.
Aloha! I’m Jen and am originally from Maryland, but relocated to Hawaii with my husband about a year ago. My husband is in the Navy and was stationed in the DC area for about 12 years, so this is my first real move. I’ve traveled a lot for my job as an environmental engineer and even had the opportunity to work at National Park Service sites across the country. Since moving to Hawaii I’ve been looking to get out and see more of the island and Military Wild has provided a great way to do just that while meeting some awesome folks. I have two large dogs, so I love finding adventures to take them on too! We have also taken up sea kayaking, and my husband is trying to turn me into a golfer in his spare time. When we aren’t outside, we enjoy watching football, specifically the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Baltimore Ravens, or just lounging on the couch watching a movie.
Favorite Adventure: I’ve been to over 100 National Park Sites, but my all-time favorite is the Grand Canyon. My husband and I did a hiking and biking tour along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, and that’s definitely up there too!
Favorite Snack: I generally pack pretty simple snacks, just fruit and granola bars. I love to try new recipes and cook for friends and family.
I always pack sunscreen because you can't underestimate the tropical sunshine!
I am a Navy wife currently living on the beautiful island of O'ahu. I grew up exploring nature and love sharing it with others!
I love being outside exploring my surroundings. There is just something about fresh air, tall trees, flowing waters, and towering mountains that melt all your troubles and worries away.
Favorite Adventure: Each hike is always unique and special to me, it's so hard to choose one favorite. But nothing is better than wandering through the jungle, stumbling upon a waterfall, and climbing it just because.
Favorite Trail Snack: I love frooze balls, especially the chocolate hazelnut and lemon cheesecake flavours. They are protein packed, easy to eat, and taste so good!
I always pack a strong rope and pocket knife with me. You never know when you'll need to replace a rope on trail or leverage something heavy.
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