E.D.spiration – Disrupted times, we’re all in this together

For the past 25 years it has been the professional honor of my life to lead the Outdoors for All Foundation as its executive director. During that time, our organization has been faced with our share of challenges. Running a nonprofit during the Great Recession…the “winter” of 2005 when effectively there was no snow in the Pacific Northwest until March…and now? Well, now we’re all…

Volunteer Spotlight: McKenzie Bannister

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! McKenzie (pictured left) volunteered for our summer outdoor rock climbing series and kayaking series. In both programs she was personable and supportive and helped participants reach new heights (literally!). “McKenzie…

Volunteer Spotlight: Glenn Chapin

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Glenn Chapin (pictured left) volunteers with our Saturday alpine programs at Stevens Pass. Thank you Glenn for your dedication to our program and participants! “Glenn’s unwavering attitude and flexibility within…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kay Ishii

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Kay Ishii (pictured right) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over 20 years and is the Lead Volunteer for our Nordic Touring Programs. Thank you Kay for your…

Volunteer Spotlight: Carson Vache

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Carson Vache (pictured right) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All since high school and spent his Friday nights in our Summit at Snoqualmie ski program! Thank you Carson for…

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Arminger

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Phil Arminger (pictured right) has been a constant presence in our Nordic Programs for many years. Thank you Phil for your tireless commitment to make our Nordic Programs the best…

Volunteer Spotlight: Walter Voll

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Walter Voll (pictured left) is spotlighted from our Stevens Sunday Program. Thank you Walter for your amazing impact!! “Walter has been with Outdoors for All for a number of years.…

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Howell

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Rachel Howell (pictured right) is spotlighted from our Summit Sunday Program. Thank you Rachel for your amazing work in making skiing accessible to all!! “Rachel has exceeded all expectation made…

Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Adair

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 700 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Larry Adair (pictured with Learn to Ride student, Chris) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over three years, mostly in our Learn to Ride a Bike series and…