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Meet your KS/MO Team

Chelsey Paquette
Kansas/Missouri
Kansas/Missouri

Chelsey Paquette

Hey, I’m Chelsey! I’m currently stationed with my husband at Whiteman AFB, MO. Growing up close to the White Mountains of New Hampshire gave me a big love for hiking and being out in the wilderness. In addition to hiking, I enjoy kayaking, bicycling, running, and surfing—basically anything that gets me out in nature! As an environmental engineer, I have a passion for keeping the world a safe and healthy place for both society and the ecosystem we occupy! Being a military spouse has its challenges, but I enjoy joining a new community and getting to know new parts of the country. I hope to see some of you in the near future as I explore the beauty that Missouri has to offer!

Favorite Adventure: This summer (2021) I hiked Half Dome in Yosemite National Park! It was a hike that took a lot of planning and preparation, which made it so rewarding to reach the summit!

Favorite Trail Snack: My favorite trail snacks are fruit gummy’s or fruit bars.

I always pack doggie bags. My trail pup Ellie loves to come along when she can, so I always keep doggie bags in my pack.

Shelby Mata
Kansas/Missouri
Kansas/Missouri

Shelby Mata

Hello! My name is Shelby and I live in Kansas City, which is where I grew up (Go Chiefs!). My husband is active duty Air Force and is currently stationed in Guam.

My love for the outdoors started with all of the camping trips we took every summer growing up. Then getting to hike in Colorado, Montana, and Greece during college solidified the love and respect I have for finding those little pockets of natural beauty in our world.

Favorite Adventure: My friends and I love rafting on the Meramec River in Missouri. It's actually a yearly trip we all take to spend a full weekend outdoors.

Favorite Trail Snack: Kettle cooked chips and granola bars. They are easy to pack and eat while out on a trail!

I always pack SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN (only ones made with all natural and wildlife-safe ingredients, of course)

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