Meet your OH Team
Howdy! I'm a transplanted Texan in Ohio. I grew up hiking and exploring in the American southwest and am grateful for the lovely green scenery with no "stickers" and few thorns. Active duty brought me to Wright-Patt in 2015 and now I'm a Reservist at my new "home base." I've lived in California, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, and now Ohio. I've traveled to/through 34 states and 7 countries. I've done a lot of camping, glamping, medieval-style recreation, tubing, canoeing, white-water rafting, fishing, hiking, and more! BUT! It was all done as I heavily leaned on the expertise of others to guide me. I'm not really a novice, and I am no expert, but I want to learn more and do more! I joined MW | OH a couple of years ago with the aspiration to become more knowledgeable and skilled so I can help my daughter become a skilled and thoughtful explorer. I love being one with nature, and I love what MW has given to me: growth and community.
Favorite Adventure: camping and floating down the river in Texas Hill Country
Favorite Trail Snack: Fruit leather
I almost always remember to bring water and sunscreen, and I definitely always bring my cell phone for pictures!
Hello, I’m Allison. I retired from the Air Force in 2023 after serving our country for over 25 years. My husband and I are originally from the West Coast and currently live in Dayton, Ohio. We love getting outside on the many trails in the area whether walking, running, hiking or biking. Ohio and the surrounding states have so many beautiful parks and preserves that we like to explore. I also really enjoy camping and we have a small trailer we take on our camping adventures around the area. During the Ohio winters I like to sew and scrapbook although I have been known to brave the elements and get out on the trail during colder temperatures. My favorite states are Colorado, South Dakota, Utah, and Ohio (of course!). I absolutely love being a part of the Military Wild Team and hope to inspire others to get outside and explore the beautiful areas right in our backyard!
Favorite Adventure: In November 2019 my husband I took the trip of a lifetime. We stayed in Moab, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado for a week and spent time visiting and hiking the local, state and national parks in the area. Highlights included both epic hikes and lesser-known gems in Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Colorado National Monument, and Goblin Valley State Park. We hiked a total of 46 miles that week and it was unforgettable!
Favorite Trail Snack: Cashews, That’s It fruit bars, Clif Nut Butter bars
I always pack a hat, sunglasses, Buff, Gerber multi-tool, and water.
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