COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Meet Kristin Stoddard, Volunteer Coordinator

Outdoors for All is a community of volunteers, participants, staff and supporters. We want to bring these communities together by sharing experiences, thoughts and faces! Meet Kristin Stoddard! Start date: March 2018 1. Where are you from and what brought you here? Born in New Orleans, but grew up north of Houston, Texas. Before moving to Seattle, I spent many years living a seasonal lifestyle,…

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: David Lentz and the Band

Outdoors for All is a community of volunteers, participants, staff and supporters. Sometimes these connections thrive after years and miles apart! On the first day of Saturday Night programs at Summit West, the room was relatively quiet after the group potluck dinner. It was the first Saturday Night program after a few years off and some of the volunteers were still reacquainting. But when participant…

Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Vanderleest

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! “Doug is my Friday night equipment manager and has been doing so for the past 5 years. He is typically one of the first people there and goes right back…

Volunteer Spotlight: Gabe Spiel

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! Gabe Spiel has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over 5 years, mostly in our Stevens Pass adaptive ski program. “He has two young kids, all the while coming…

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Staff Member, Jackie Molzhon

Outdoors for All is a community of volunteers, participants, staff and supporters. We want to bring these communities together by sharing experiences, thoughts and faces! Meet: Jackie Molzhon, Development Manager, Outdoors for All Staff Do you receive the Monthly E-news? Jackie works to keep the Outdoors for All community informed on programs, volunteer opportunities, amazing successes and other good news! 1. Where are you from…

E.D. SPIRATION: Improve and Expand

A common question that I’m asked is “What is Outdoors for All’s largest program?” For many years, the answer was always our winter program. You see, each year we enrich the lives of 275 or more children and adults with disabilities in our winter activities at The Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass. Most of our participants enroll for seven weeks of cross country or…

E.D. SPIRATION: Awesomeness!

What’s better than simply awesome? How about: simply awesome multiplied by more awesome? THAT’S what Outdoors for All’s mission is at its best. And THAT’S what I got to witness on a recent Wednesday night this summer at Deception Crags just off I-90 at Exit 38 east of North Bend. OH. MY. GOSH!!! So, so, so, so, well, AWESOME!   Perhaps you’re someone who had…

E.D. SPIRATION: Welcoming New Staff

I’ve been fortunate to serve as executive director with Outdoors for All now for almost 22 years. I still regularly pinch myself at how fortunate I am! I get to work with some terrific people — and we get to work together to use outdoor recreation as a means to enrich the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities each year. Recently we’ve…

E.D. SPIRATION: Spreefest 2017!

I’m looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new ones at our annual SPREEFEST at Alpental on Saturday, March 11, 2017. If you don’t know, SPREEFEST is our annual party on the slopes of Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Individuals and teams gather together to ski and snowboard, having raised money to support Outdoors for All’s mission. In the last few years alone our…