IN-PERSON AUGUST 26th @ Utah Valley Convention CenterOnline August 26th & Beyond

About The 2020 Outdoor Summit

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will be a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual experiences!

Normally a three-day event, the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will be a one-day event held at the Utah Valley Convention Center. We want everyone to experience the Summit however it works best and safest for you. The coolest part of offering virtual options? We’re going to be able to expand our content and offer more of the amazing speakers and information you’ve come to expect from the Outdoor Recreation Summit! Plus, we can reach more people and share the outdoor recreation message farther. To that end, our virtual participants will have opportunities to enjoy the entire Summit or select specific sessions to watch.

Get inspired and stay informed about current outdoor recreation issues in one of our five educational tracks. Give back to your local recreation areas during pre-Summit service projects. Participate in outdoor contests on your own and track your data for the chance to win prizes. We hope to see you there or join us live online!


Utah Valley Convention Center

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit moves locations every year to showcase the beauty of the entire State! The 2020 in-person Summit venue is the gorgeous Utah Valley Convention Center. Utah Valley is one of the best family vacation destinations offering year-round adventure. Utah vacations start with enjoying the natural beauty and diversity of the Wasatch Front. Hang gliding, world-class fly-fishing, skiing, and dinosaur hunting are just a few of the many outdoor adventures in Utah Valley. Utah vacations also incorporate a modern element of resorts and lodging, museums, performing arts, festivals, and much more. Find out more at

Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

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Did you miss the Summit? Register with our all access pass to view the live sessions and pre-recorded content. See the full schedule for more details.

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2020 Keynote Speakers

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Alex AdemaAlex Adema
Alex Adema
Alex AdemaCEO | DPS Skis
Alex Adema is the CEO of DPS Skis, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. DPS Skis designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced skis.
Stacy BareStacy Bare
Stacy Bare
Stacy BareFounder, Adventure United
Adventure United is a new kind of health company that combines Stacy’s years of experience leading in the outdoors and focuses on improved health outcomes through outdoor adventure. He is also a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and has completed expeditions to Angola, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Ricky BegayeRicky Begaye
Ricky Begaye
Ricky BegayeProgram Coordinator, Canyon Country Youth Corps
Ricky Begaye, Program Coordinator for Canyon Country Discovery Center/Canyon Country Youth Corps(CCYC), has been with CCYC for more than seven years working side by side with AmeriCorps members developing leadership and job skills.
Ashley ClevelandAshley Cleveland
Ashley Cleveland
Ashley ClevelandProgram Manager | Millcreek Promise
Ashley Cleveland is ecologist turned city planner. As a millennial of color and new mom she has always cared about equity and what the means for the places we live.
Spencer J. CoxSpencer J. Cox
Spencer J. Cox
Spencer J. CoxLieutenant Governor | Utah
Lt. Governor Cox is by statute the chief election officer of the state and the liaison between the governor and legislature.
Maria EstradaMaria Estrada
Maria Estrada
Maria EstradaDeputy Director | The Nature Conservancy
Maria Estrada is Deputy Director to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). She is working to support the organization in building strong diverse partnerships globally to succeed in its mission.
Theresa FoxleyTheresa Foxley
Theresa Foxley
Theresa FoxleyPresident and CEO | EDCUtah
A Utah native, Ms. Foxley is passionate about promoting the Beehive State. She has served as EDCUtah’s President and CEO since 2017 and has helped usher in a new era that is highly focused on internal team culture, driving stakeholder value, and economic development preparedness.
Bekee HotzeBekee Hotze
Bekee Hotze
Bekee HotzeDistrict Ranger | USDA Forest Service
Bekee Hotze oversees the management of 216,000 acres of National Forest System lands adjacent to the capital city of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her role as the Salt Lake District Ranger includes balancing the need to protect watersheds and those of the recreating public.
Olivia JuarezOlivia Juarez
Olivia Juarez
Olivia JuarezLatinx Community Organizer | Southern UT Wilderness Alliance
Olivia is a lifelong Utahn, currently based in Salt Lake City, UT as Latinx Community Organizer at the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
Jake PalmaJake Palma
Jake Palma
Jake PalmaMonument Manager | Bureau Of Land Management
Jake Palma works for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the Monument Manager at Bears Ears National Monument.
Alex PorporaAlex Porpora
Alex Porpora
Alex PorporaExecutive Director | Utah Society for Environmental Education
Alex Porpora is the Executive Director of the Utah Society for Environmental Education. A Utahn since 2009, she is actively involved in Utah's environmental education and nonprofit community.
David RoblesDavid Robles
David Robles
David RoblesWriter/Rescuer | Melanin Base Camp/Salt Lake County Search & Rescue
David Robles is a Mexican-American mountain-biker living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He serves on the Salt Lake County Mountain Search & Rescue team and enjoys exploring the Wasatch Front on foot and bike.
Kevin StickelmanKevin Stickelman
Kevin Stickelman
Kevin StickelmanCEO / National Ability Center
Kevin Stickelman brings more than 20 years of ski industry and outdoor recreation management experience to the National Ability Center. Stickelman’s success in his previous role heavily influenced the Board’s decision to appoint him CEO in the summer of 2018. An amputee himself, Stickelman recognizes how adaptive recreation empowers individuals of all abilities.
Anne TerryAnne Terry
Anne Terry
Anne TerryNature Center Manager | Tracy Aviary
Anne Terry is the Nature Center Manager at Tracy Aviary's new Jordan River Nature Center in South Salt Lake.
L. James ToledoL. James Toledo
L. James Toledo
L. James ToledoProgram Manager | Utah Division of Indian Affairs
Leander “James” Toledo is a member of the Navajo Nation, he is Ashiihi (Salt Clan) born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan).
Bob WassomBob Wassom
Bob Wassom
Bob WassomFreelance Blogger and Writer
Bob Wassom specializes in writing about adaptive outdoor recreation. Initially paralyzed from the neck down, he regained the use of his arms and legs, allowing him a second chance at living life to the max. His passion is pursuing any and all outdoor recreation, utilizing whatever adaptive equipment is necessary. When he can’t get out and do it, he’s most likely writing about it.

2020 Breakout Speakers

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Dave BastianDave Bastian
Dave Bastian
Dave BastianPartnerships Director, Canyon Country Youth Corps
Dave Bastian is the Partnerships Director for the Canyon Country Discovery Center and the Canyon Country Youth Corps, developing projects and helping to foster the next generation of conservation leadership.
Maria Blevins PhDMaria Blevins PhD
Maria Blevins PhD
Maria Blevins PhDAssociate Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University
Maria has a passion for helping people enjoy rivers and the outdoors. Her current research focuses on sexual harassment in the whitewater rafting industry. She is also one of the founding members of A-DASH, an anti-discrimination organization for river professionals through the River Management Society.
Sam Braegger, CPRPSam Braegger, CPRP
Sam Braegger, CPRP
Sam Braegger, CPRPOutreach Coordinator, Utah Lake Commission
Sam has a variety of recreation experience ranging from a summer spent as an intern with the Orem Owlz minor league baseball team, to being a restaurant general manager, to being an intern with a parks and recreation department in Alaska.
Kelly BrickerKelly Bricker
Kelly Bricker
Kelly BrickerProfessor and Chair | University of Utah's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Kelly S. Bricker is a professor and Chair in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in the College of Health.
Betsy ByrneBetsy Byrne
Betsy Byrne
Betsy ByrneLandscape Architect | National Park Service
Betsy Byrne is a landscape architect with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program.
David CarterDavid Carter
David Carter
David CarterBoard of Directors, Utah Climbers Association
David Carter is a member of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA) Board of Directors and chairs the SLCA's Policy and Conservation Committee.
Thom CarterThom Carter
Thom Carter
Thom CarterExecutive Director, Utah Clean Air Partnership
Thom Carter was named the second Executive Director for the Utah Clean Air Partnership in October of 2017. UCAIR is a non-profit organization established to bring communities together with one goal in mind – improving Utah’s air.
Blake CasonBlake Cason
Blake Cason
Blake CasonFounder | Pivot Wellness
The average health educator cannot say they began their career in South Africa’s HIV/AIDS pandemic and Blake Cason is far from average.
Marin ChristensenMarin Christensen
Marin Christensen
Marin ChristensenResearch Associate | Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Marin Christensen is a research associate at the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Her focus is community-based research through survey and qualitative mediums.
Vance CheckettsVance Checketts
Vance Checketts
Vance CheckettsCEO | DSCO
Vance is the Chief Executive Officer at He was previously VP & GM at Dell EMC. He loves building and selling technology, especially software related to his supply chain roots.
Adriana ChimarasAdriana Chimaras
Adriana Chimaras
Adriana ChimarasDirector of Tourism | Emery County
Adriana was born in Venezuela and moved to Miami, Florida at a young age. After attending art school, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she fell in love with climbing and the outdoor industry.
Julia CollinsJulia Collins
Julia Collins
Julia CollinsSenior Transportation Manager | Park City Muncipal
Julia Collins is a Senior Transportation Planner for Park City Municipal where she is responsible for projects ranging in active transportation, long-range and short range planning, policy development and implementation of the transportation demand management program.
Jason CurryJason Curry
Jason Curry
Jason CurryInvestigations Chief | Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
Jason has worked for the Utah Department of Natural Resources for the past 22 years and leads law enforcement efforts of the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands.
John CurtisJohn Curtis
John Curtis
John CurtisUtah’s 3rd Congressional District
John R. Curtis proudly represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, serving on the House Natural Resources and Foreign Affairs Committees. After being elected to Congress on November 13, 2017, John sponsored 12 bills in his first year in office.
Nancy DayNancy Day
Nancy Day
Nancy DayParks and Recreation Director| West Valley City
Nancy Day has worked for West Valley City for over 20 years and has worked in the Parks and Recreation profession for over 30 years.
Lindsay DavisLindsay Davis
Lindsay Davis
Lindsay DavisVice President of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
Lindsey Davis is an advocate, writer and ecologist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the Vice President of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and businesses. She serves on the board of advisors for the Outdoor Alliance, a non-profit that protects public lands and the human-powered recreation experience, the Utah Wildlife Federation, and is on the State Office of Outdoor Recreation's Advisory Committee.
Jake DeslauriersJake Deslauriers
Jake Deslauriers
Jake DeslauriersRegional Coordinator, Utah Conservation Corps
Jake has a decade years of Conservation Corps experience and in his role with UCC he supervises the service programs while also developing partnerships around the state.
Andy EarlAndy Earl
Andy Earl
Andy EarlArtist | Andy Earl Creative
Andy Earl, a Utah based Photographer and Artist, lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his wife and children.
Briget EastepBriget Eastep
Briget Eastep
Briget EastepDirector Outdoor Pathways | Southern Utah University IIC
Briget Eastep has been an outdoor educator since 1991, beginning her career as a Philmont Boy Scout Ranch Ranger.
Eric EllisEric Ellis
Eric Ellis
Eric EllisExecutive Director, Utah Lake Commission
In addition to his work with the commission, Ellis was hired by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources within the Department of Natural Resources as the Policy Analyst to implement Governor Gary Herbert’s Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse.
Theodore EspirituTheodore Espiritu
Theodore Espiritu
Theodore EspirituFounder and Creative Director of Espiritu
Theodore Espiritu is the Founder and Creative Director of the award winning design studio Espiritu. He has launched numerous notable creative projects over the course of his career, including projects for outdoor product companies Easton, Browning, and Winchester.
Wayne FreimundWayne Freimund
Wayne Freimund
Wayne FreimundProfessor, Recreation Resource Management | USU
Professor Freimund grew up in southern Minnesota and received degrees in Natural Resource Conservation (A.S.), Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (B.S.) and Recreation Resources Management (Ph.D.) from the University of Minnesota.
Julia GeislerJulia Geisler
Julia Geisler
Julia GeislerExecutive Director | Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Julia Geisler is the Executive Director of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, your local not for profit rock climbing stewardship and advocacy organization.
Randy GibbRandy Gibb
Randy Gibb
Randy GibbOwner | Mad Dog Cycles
Randy Gibb started in the bicycle industry at the age of 15, has held every position possible at a retail / eCommerce bicycle operation. Randy and his wife Emily purchased the business at the age of 20 and have learned the ropes at the school of hard knocks over the past two decades.
Elaine GizlerElaine Gizler
Elaine Gizler
Elaine GizlerExecutive Director, Moab Area Travel Council
As the Executive Director of the Moab Area Travel Council, Elaine resides in a spectacular city that includes Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and The Mighty Colorado River.
Dan GunnDan Gunn
Dan Gunn
Dan GunnOutdoor Recreation Planner - KFO/KEPA | BLM Paria River District
I began my career in the outdoors at 12 years old mowing lawns in my neighborhood with dreams of becoming either a lumberjack or a park ranger. In the hopes of realizing these visions, I attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, graduating in 1998 with a B.S in Forestry (Recreation).
Stephen HandyStephen Handy
Stephen Handy
Stephen HandyUtah’s 16th Legislative District
Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, represents Utah’s 16th Legislative District that covers parts of Layton, Clearfield and Hill Air Force Base.
Heather HansmanHeather Hansman
Heather Hansman
Heather HansmanFreelance Writer
Heather Hansman is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Smithsonian and many others
Colin HeffernColin Heffern
Colin Heffern
Colin HeffernProject Manager | National Park Service
Colin Heffern is a Project Manager with the National Park Service Denver Service Center (DSC). He began his career with the DSC in 2014 while working concurrently in planning review at the City and County of Denver.
John HendersonJohn Henderson
John Henderson
John HendersonExecutive Director | Park RX America
John Henderson, Executive Director of Park Rx America, is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive, attorney, and city planner with over 25 years of experience
Greg HilbigGreg Hilbig
Greg Hilbig
Greg HilbigTrails and Open Space Manager | Draper City
Greg is the Trails and Open Space Manager at Draper City.
Sarah HodsonSarah Hodson
Sarah Hodson
Sarah HodsonExecutive Director | Get Healthy Utah
Sarah has served as the Executive Director of Get Healthy Utah, a collaborative effort focused on improving health in Utah by supporting healthy eating and active living.
Dustin JansenDustin Jansen
Dustin Jansen
Dustin JansenAssistant Professor (UVU) and Division Director (UDIA) | Utah Valley University and Utah Division of Indian Affairs
Dustin is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He grew up on the Navajo reservation in Coyote Canyon, New Mexico.
Cassidy JonesCassidy Jones
Cassidy Jones
Cassidy JonesSouthwest Outreach & Engagement Manager | National Parks Conservation Association
Cassidy Jones is a national park advocate, former park ranger and dark skies enthusiast born and raised in Wasatch County. She first got involved with dark skies as a park ranger at Timpanogos Cave National Monument where she learned the value of the dark both inside the cave and out and about in the night.
Patrick KellPatrick Kell
Patrick Kell
Patrick KellDonor Relations | IMBA
Patrick currently works for IMBA as Donor Relations Manager, working nationally with a portfolio of private donors and philanthropic foundations, in order to secure resources to fulfill IMBA's mission.
Sarah KinnisonSarah Kinnison
Sarah Kinnison
Sarah KinnisonEducator | Salt Lake County Health Department
Sarah serves as the Healthy Living Health Educator for the Salt Lake County Health Department. Her position primarily focuses on diabetes management implementation in Salt Lake County, working with clinics on quality improvement projects, and promoting physical activity through parks prescriptions to decrease the impact of chronic disease.
Ashley KorenblatAshley Korenblat
Ashley Korenblat
Ashley KorenblatManaging Director | Public Land Solutions
Ashley is the CEO of Western Spirit Cycling an outfitter based in Moab, Utah who runs multi-day bicycle trips throughout the US, and is one of the largest holders of recreational permits on the public lands system.
Ben KrajaBen Kraja
Ben Kraja
Ben KrajaWinter Sports and Special Uses Program Manager / Mountain Resort Environmental Coordinator | Forest Service
Ben works for the Salt Lake Ranger District on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. He oversees 5 major ski areas, the avalanche artillery program in Little Cottonwood Canyon, outfitter & guiding permits, recreation event & race permits, recreation residences, and NEPA for the mountain resorts.
Aubrey LarsenAubrey Larsen
Aubrey Larsen
Aubrey LarsenCDO Planner/ CPDSC Coordinator | Utah Community Development Office/ Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative
Aubrey Larsen works to improve the human experience through quality design, clear communication, and data-driven planning and decision making in her position with the Utah Community Development Office.
Hilary LambertHilary Lambert
Hilary Lambert
Hilary LambertProgram Associate | Wasatch Mountain Institute
Hilary is enthusiastic about connecting children of all ages and their families to the outdoors through hands-on, place-based experiential and environmental education opportunities, and expanding these opportunities to a wide audience in an equitable way.
Lisa LefflerLisa Leffler
Lisa Leffler
Lisa LefflerDirector of Global Logistics | Black Diamond Equipment Ltd
Lisa Leffler is the Director of Global Logistics for Black Diamond Equipment. Lisa is a US Customs Broker with more than 20 years of experience in international trade and sporting industry supply chain management.
Michelle LockhartMichelle Lockhart
Michelle Lockhart
Michelle LockhartOwner/CEO | Summit Wellness
Michelle has been a Registered Nurse for 34 years. During that time she has practiced at the bedside in Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and on the trauma team as well in the academic world.
Greg MazuGreg Mazu
Greg Mazu
Greg MazuCEO | Singletrack Trails
Singletrack Trails was Greg’s gateway to becoming a serial entrepreneur. Since 2004, Greg has significantly impacted six different ventures.
Will McCarvillWill McCarvill
Will McCarvill
Will McCarvillChair | Sierra Club
Will represents the Sierra Club as a member of the Central Wasatch Commission stake holder committee and as a member of the Forest Service Salt Lake Ranger District stakeholder committee.
Nikki McGeeNikki McGee
Nikki McGee
Nikki McGeeExecutive Director | Elevated Mountain Guides
Nikki McGee is the founder and executive director of Elevated Mountain Guides, a local nonprofit helping make the outdoors a more inclusive and accessible place.
Brett McIffBrett McIff
Brett McIff
Brett McIffPhysical Activity Coordinator, Utah Department of Health.
Dr. Brett McIff has worked in physical activity promotion for over 20 years in a variety of fields from personal training to policy development. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Exercise and Sport Science. He continued his graduate work with a Master of Science in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Public Health at Walden University.
Matthew MizukawaMatthew Mizukawa
Matthew Mizukawa
Matthew MizukawaFounder and President | Get Outside
Dr. Mizukawa has a particular love for rock climbing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, and backpacking, mountain biking, and camping. He has strongly felt the positive influence of the outdoors on physical and mental health.
Devaki MurchDevaki Murch
Devaki Murch
Devaki MurchDirector | Boulder Night Sky
Murch is currently the program director for Boulder Night Sky, a contributor to the Southeastern Utah Night Sky Reserve efforts and on the Board of the International Dark Sky Association - Utah Chapter.
Kendall NeisessKendall Neisess
Kendall Neisess
Kendall NeisessOutdoor Recreation Planner | National Park Service
Kendall is the Outdoor Recreation Planner for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. As such, she works on all stages of developing and implementing plans for projects that have a recreational nexus, such as trails, river recreation, and backcountry management.
Aaron OgdenAaron Ogden
Aaron Ogden
Aaron OgdenFounder | The Adventure Perspective
Aaron is dedicated to his own self-development using continued education, community service and physical activity that pushes his own abilities.
Andrea OlsenAndrea Olsen
Andrea Olsen
Andrea OlsenApparel Designer and Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Andrea is an Apparel Designer and an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in the Outdoor Product Design and Development Program. She spent the last 12 years designing technical outerwear for Columbia Sportswear Company, and creating sustainable apparel lines for Prana.
Michael O'MalleyMichael O'Malley
Michael O'Malley
Michael O'MalleyEDCUtah
Prior to joining EDCUtah in 2019, Michael has served in marketing roles for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USTAR and GE Capital.
Juan PalmaJuan Palma
Juan Palma
Juan PalmaRetired | Land Manager
Juan Palma was the Nevada State Director for the Nature Conservancy and the former Utah State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) until his retirement in March 2015.
Julia PappasJulia Pappas
Julia Pappas
Julia PappasMarComm Director | World Trade Center Utah
Julia joined World Trade Center (WTC) Utah in 2018 as the MarComm Director. She feels fortunate to combine her passion for promoting local business with her love for writing and design.
Lenise PetermanLenise Peterman
Lenise Peterman
Lenise PetermanMayor| Helper City
Lenise Peterman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Amanda PodmoreAmanda Podmore
Amanda Podmore
Amanda PodmoreVice Chair | Town of Bluff Planning and Zoning Commission
Amanda advocates for the protection of national park units, gateway communities and cultural landscapes in southeast Utah from the negative impacts of adjacent oil and gas development, like light pollutions.
Jim PorterJim Porter
Jim Porter
Jim PorterTrade Services Manager | World Trade Center Utah
As Trade Services Manager for the World Trade Center Utah, Jim Porter has met with hundreds of Utah companies to help them develop international sales.
LeeAnn PowellLeeAnn Powell
LeeAnn Powell
LeeAnn PowellExecutive Director | Utah Recreation and Parks Association
LeeAnn has served in the Parks and Recreation profession for 30 years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association.
Cassidy RandallCassidy Randall
Cassidy Randall
Cassidy RandallFreelance Writer
Cassidy Randall is a freelance writer covering public lands, environment, adventure and intersections between.
Natalie RandallNatalie Randall
Natalie Randall
Natalie RandallDirector | San Juan County Economic Development & Visitor Services
Natalie works along side communities and various levels of stakeholders for the ultimate goals of advocating with businesses, connecting the dots, reducing San Juan's greatest export -- their youth, and promoting rural/frontier Utah.
Peter RossPeter Ross
Peter Ross
Peter RossCofounders | 829 Studios
Peter Ross is the co-founder of 829 Studios, a midsized marketing firm based in Boston that specializes in the luxury travel industry. He leads a team of 70+ designers, programmers, and marketing professionals who consult for a number of tour operators and travel agencies (e.g. Micato Safaris, Off the Beaten Path, Ciao Bambino).
Dorothy “Dart” SchmalzDorothy “Dart” Schmalz
Dorothy “Dart” Schmalz
Dorothy “Dart” SchmalzAssociate Professor | University of Utah
Dorothy “Dart” Schmalz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in the College of Health at the University of Utah.
Jeremy ShawJeremy Shaw
Jeremy Shaw
Jeremy ShawPark Manager Antelope Island State Park | Utah State Parks
Jeremy Shaw is a park manager for Utah State Parks
Sean SlobodanSean Slobodan
Sean Slobodan
Sean SlobodanFounder | Local Studio
Sean grew up making films and playing outside on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Known by some as 'The Big Maple', the Canadian filmmaker's instinct for genuine stories takes him across the globe
Landon SmithLandon Smith
Landon Smith
Landon SmithEntrepreneur in Residence | Southern Utah University
Landon Smith is the Entrepreneur in Residence in the School of Business at Southern Utah University, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and mentors student entrepreneurs.
Johnathan SmithgallJohnathan Smithgall
Johnathan Smithgall
Johnathan SmithgallDirector of Digital Marketing | Director of Digital Marketing
Jonathan joined Love Communications in the spring of 2012 and became the Digital Marketing Department’s head in late 2015.
Dianna St JohnDianna St John
Dianna St John
Dianna St JohnVolunteer Coordinator| Ogden Nature Center
Dianna is the Volunteer Coordinator and also oversees habitat restoration at the Ogden Nature Center, a 152 acre non-profit nature preserve.
Nick SchouNick Schou
Nick Schou
Nick SchouUtah Government Affairs Manager | Western Resource Advocates
Nick has more than a decade of experience working in various roles to protect and restore some of the West’s most vibrant ecosystems. Nick works with WRA’s Clean Energy Program staff to advance innovative legislative and administrative policy solutions that are critical to addressing the state’s most pressing conservation challenges.
Dirk SorensonDirk Sorenson
Dirk Sorenson
Dirk SorensonExecutive Director, Industry Analyst - Sports | NPD
Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director, Industry Analyst in The NPD Group’s Sports practice, covers the bicycle, outdoor, and team sports equipment categories. Dirk travels extensively to provide insight on the U.S. sports landscape to the cycling and outdoor equipment manufacturing and retail communities. Dirk’s knowledge of data-bound product management strategies is sought after by top global manufacturers.
Chris SteinkampChris Steinkamp
Chris Steinkamp
Chris SteinkampAdvocacy Dir. | Snowsports Industries America
Chris is the principal at Baselayer, a consultancy that helps values-driven businesses drive change through impactful brand advocacy strategies and consumer engagement initiatives.

He is currently leading the climate advocacy initiative for Snowsports Industries America (SIA), the national trade association for the $76 billion winter outdoor industry; elevating the impact of the association and guiding SIA's industry members to effectively address climate change.

Brandon StocksdaleBrandon Stocksdale
Brandon Stocksdale
Brandon StocksdaleCommunity Planner | National Park Service
Brandon Stocksdale joined the National Park Service as a Community Planner in the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program in October 2016.
Christian StonierChristian Stonier
Christian Stonier
Christian StonierExecutive Vice President | Air and Sea International
Christian Stonier is the EVP of Air and Sea International.
Nathan SutherlandNathan Sutherland
Nathan Sutherland
Nathan SutherlandFounder/CEO| Spnsrd
Nathan was an officer in the Army after graduating from West Point. While there he majored in Russian language and environmental engineering. He is currently studying to become a Full-Stack developer.
Austin TaylorAustin Taylor
Austin Taylor
Austin TaylorEnvironmental Advocate
Austin Taylor is an urbanist and environmental advocate based in Provo, Utah. He worked in the outdoor industry for three years doing fundraising for Bicycle Collective and directing its Provo shop which put over 1,000 people on bikes per year.
Flint TimminsFlint Timmins
Flint Timmins
Flint TimminsDestination Development Specialist | Utah Office of Tourism
Flint is a destination development specialist with the Utah Office of Tourism where he assists local governments to develop the amenities, infrastructure, and leadership necessary to become welcoming destinations for visitors.
Nate TrauntveinNate Trauntvein
Nate Trauntvein
Nate TrauntveinAssistant Professor | Utah State University
Nate's research is focused on understanding alternative funding and resource management of public park and recreation, and non-profit organizations.
Crystal WhiteCrystal White
Crystal White
Crystal WhiteAssociate Director | Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks
Crystal White, Associate Director of Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks (FOACP), is a naturalist of 17 years and an amateur astronomer of 14 years.
Holin WilbanksHolin Wilbanks
Holin Wilbanks
Holin WilbanksEconomic Development Director | Weber County
Holin Wilbanks has served as the Economic Development and Communication Director for Weber County for the last seven years.
Robert WorkmanRobert Workman
Robert Workman
Robert WorkmanFounder and CEO | Barebones
In recent years, Robert has gone back to his agricultural roots by creating Barebones and the products that help connect people to food, nature, and the primal pull of the fire. He’s become more in tune with mother nature and finds joy in helping others do the same.
Carmen ValdezCarmen Valdez
Carmen Valdez
Carmen ValdezGrassroots Organizer | HEAL Utah
Carmen leads HEAL Utah's grassroots efforts. By empowering people throughout the state, Carmen works to make sure everyone has a chance to raise their voice and take action.
Not available virtually1:00 - 4:30 pmTrails Forum
Google Meet1:00-2:00 pmUtah At A Climate Crossroads (Open To Everyone)
Google Meet2:00 - 3:00 pmA Conversation with Congressman John Curtis and Utah’s Outdoor Industry
2:00 - 4:00 pmPaddle Boarding
2:00 - 5:00 pmMobile Active Transportation Tour
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Picnic Area (across the street from the visitor center)5:00 - 5:45 pmWorkshop on Mindfulness and Savoring
Timpanogos Cave National Monument6:00-9:00 PMSummit Kick-Off Dinner





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