Meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers!

 

Traveling Team: Emy & Alex

Traveling Team: Donielle & Aaron

Traveling Team: Amanda & Greg

Traveling Team: Steph & Andy

 

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers live and travel in their Subaru, offering free Leave No Trace training and outreach in communities across the country. They do all of this while sleeping outside over 250 nights a year! While these four teams of two people primarily have a regional focus, they travel outside of their region as dictated by the outreach schedule. See you out there!

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Emy Gelb and Alex Roberts - Team West

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Emy and Alex are on the road for their first tour as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers! Alex’s years of experience working with youth and leading groups as a mountaineer, ski patroller, and raft guide, have shaped his desire to empower others with a deep sense of stewardship. Emy strongly believes that sparking a connection between environment, community, and self is the most effective way to inspire a sense of stewardship. She is excited to apply years of teaching experience to her work this year. This dynamic duo shares their curiosity and passion for the natural world up and down the West Coast as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

 

Donielle Stevens and Aaron Hussmann

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Donielle and Aaron are excited to spend the year as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, helping others understand their impact on the world and empowering them to become environmental advocates in their communities. Donielle and Aaron both have extensive backgrounds in building meaningful relationships, educating the public about environmental practices, and creating engaging content through a variety of communication platforms. Donielle has a passion for hands-on learning in natural environments where she believes curiosity and critical thinking inspire environmental stewardship. Aaron loves connecting people with nature to create a lifelong sense of passion, respect, and care for the environment. They are beyond stoked this year to share how they take the trail home without leaving a trace.

 

Amanda Neiman & Greg Smith

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Amanda and Greg are pumped to be on the road this year as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers! They met at a Wilderness First Responder Course and share a passion for teaching in the outdoors. Through adventure guiding from the glaciers of Alaska to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Amanda realized the real need for people to learn more about Leave No Trace and outdoor ethics. Amanda’s experiences gained from her work guiding, as well as her experience in the Peace Corps have given her a passion for educating the public about human impact on the outdoors and environmental awareness. Greg’s love for the outdoors was fostered through his years at summer camp, and subsequent years of experience in climbing, thru-hiking, children’s education and outfitting. His love for teaching awareness and appreciation of nature began as an educator in New Orleans, and has only gained momentum since then. These two are excited to bring Leave No Trace to communities this year as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

 

Stephanie Whatton & Andy Mossey

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Steph and Andy are back on the road for their second tour as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers! Steph’s dedication to environmental stewardship and conservation has inspired her to educate others to ensure the protection of our natural lands. She is beyond excited to share the values of Leave No Trace with outdoor and environmental enthusiasts. Andy’s background in outdoor experiential education has taught him the importance of connecting people to their backcountry and frontcountry environments. His passion for wilderness culture has him psyched to teach responsible outdoor recreation. Steph and Andy are promoting Leave No Trace awareness up and down the East Coast!