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One of the ski industry’s pre-eminent photographers, Grant has shot for every major snow sports and outdoor publication world wide including: ESPN, Outside, Powder, Freeskier, Skier, Skiing and Ski. In addition to his editorial work, Grant supplies many of the world’s top brands with images that set the bar for a new level of creativity, and that define the culture of action sports. Go to www.grantgunderson.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two brothers, numerous mountains, and an outdoor family led to Jason’s early introduction to the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Today, you’ll find him with a huge backpack, heavy camera tied to his chest, and healthy penchant for abuse set next to his ever-present smile. Check out additional stories and photos by Jason at cascadecrusades.org and alpinestateofmind.com.
Sue backpacks, climbs, sails, scuba dives, skis, snowshoes, kayaks, chases storms, target shoots and rigs the odd oversized fossil to low-flying helicopters. She also moonlights as a teacher, writer and boardmember of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center. In her spare time, Sue has bagged degrees in forestry and fluvial geomorphology, and she now works full time as a stream/salmon restoration ecologist for Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group.
Aubrey is an artist and a freelance writer who has written about craft beer, hiking and climbing for a variety of publications in Colorado and Washington. He has hiked and/or climbed in a dozen countries on five continents, including the Ecuadorian Andes, the Italian Dolomites and Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. In the U.S., he has climbed six Cascade volcanoes and all of the 14ers in Colorado. He lives in Bellingham with his No. 1 climbing partner, his wife Jen, and their two cats.
Twelve years after moving to the Pacific Northwest from North Dakota, Jefferson has been fully assimilated into the great culture that abounds here. He is an avid hiker, backpacker and outdoorsman. He has worked for newspapers, on feature films and photographed abroad. When he’s not photographing, he’s thinking about photography and what to shoot next. To view more of his work visit www.jeffersonvisuals.com
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Jason is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and the Operations Director at the American Alpine Institute. He has guided extensively in the Cascades, Joshua Tree National Park, Red Rock Canyon, the Sierras, Alaska, the Coast Range and in the Andes. He authored “Washington Ice: A Climbing Guide” and “Fun Climbs Red Rocks: Topropes and Moderates.” He is currently working on a book entitled “Rock Climbing: An Instructor’s Manual,” which is due to be published in 2014.
Jay is an internationally published and award-winning adventure photographer and writer. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, trade publications, national and international magazines and books. His background in architecture allows him to capture striking graphic elements in his lens. To view more of his work visit him at www.jaygoodrich.com, jaygoodrich-blog.com, jaygoodrich-stock.com.
Robin and her husband Doug have owned and managed the Bellingham Tennis Club & Fairhaven Fitness since 2000. A life-long athlete, Robin starting running competitively in high school changed 25 years ago to cycling and strength training because of her knees. She is a certified USA Cycling Level 2 Coach and ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Her “Cycle Moles” indoor training program can be found at cyclemoles.com.
John grew up hunting and fishing with his parents and grandparents in Alaska. His passion for the outdoors naturally led him into the hills, where he learned to climb. After double majoring in geology and skiing at the University of Colorado, John began quitting perfectly good jobs in search of fulfilling experiences and a career in the mountains. As the owner of Mt. Baker Mountain Guides, he has found that he is most satisfied when sharing the places he loves with others.
Brad is a freelance writer currently living in Denver, Colorado. At a very young age, Brad found his passion in the outdoors, substituting Baseball and Football for rock climbing and the pursuit of wilderness survival knowledge. He presently writes weekly columns for YoungEntrepreneur.com and has contributed to Entrepreneur.com with a focus on socially conscious enterprises.
Neil is a photographer, writer, and photography instructor based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Adventure Kayak, Canoe & Kayak, CanoeRoots, and Sea Kayaker magazine. His images were used to spearhead effort in Congress to designate wilderness in the Pacific Northwest, ultimately signed into law by President Obama as the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009. Visit neilschulman.com/neilschulman2 to see his work. Photo by AJ Mallory/Bright House Images.
Tim runs the studio, a Bellingham-based photography and multimedia collective, with longtime friend and creative partner Ryan Duclos. The collective aims to combine their two distinct styles into a fresh and unique brand of multimedia image services. The studio is also a dedicated member of the Bellingham community and has a passion for local business and industry. Tim’s blog is at www.timcphoto.blogspot.com
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During his 15-year career as a trail crew leader Erik helped build and maintain trail systems in 17 national forests, five national parks and 26 federally-designated wilderness areas across seven western states. He adheres to the credo that once things start going haywire, the story gets really interesting. His articles, photography and art have appeared in dozens of periodicals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Paul has skied badass lines from the fluff of Utah to the marine snowpack of the North Cascades to the epic deeps of the Pemberton Ice Cap in B.C. He has worked as a commercial salmon fisher in Alaska and is currently a registered nurse at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. Future plans include ski patrolling at Brighton or Solitude, and eventually working as a heli-ski guide in Alaska. He lives in Salt Lake City with his girlfriend Synneva.
Kat moved from New Hampshire to the west coast for new adventures in bigger mountains. An avid rock climber, ice climber and skier with outdoor guiding certificates from Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts, Kat fell in love with Bellingham despite its rainy winters. She now works at Northwest Youth Services, Vital Climbing Gym and Chocolate Necessities. Her steady hand and good eye allow her to capture moments in all her adventures through the camera’s lens.