Kristina is a skier, climber, runner, writer, and tutu enthusiast based in Seattle. Her passion for the outdoors began at age 3 in Bozeman, Montana, where she grew up skiing and camping. She moved to Seattle to attend UW, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business marketing in 2006. Kristina passion for writing and adventure landed her a dream job as the Membership & Communications Director at The Mountaineers, a regional, volunteer-led nonprofit connecting people to the power of wild places. For the past 7-years with The Mountaineers, she's used her experience understanding consumer behavior, developing communication strategies, and growing relationships to foster thriving, supportive communities. Kristina is strongly committed to JEDI work, and believes that all people should feel belonging in the outdoors.
Kristina spends her weekends chasing snow in the pursuit of Turns All Year, a ridiculous endeavor to ski at least one day every month (she's at over 100 consecutive months), and her favorite time of year is 'volcano season'. Kristina credits the outdoor community with continually inspiring her to get outside of her comfort zone, and she's still writing about all things outdoors – from why you need a down skirt to how to be a beginner – on her blog.
BOARD VICE CHAIR
Georgina serves as the Vice Chair for the SheJumps Board of Directors. Georgina has helped people and companies through change and transformation for over a decade across the world. She is a social entrepreneur, adventure athlete, international speaker, writer, transformation coach, consultant, yogi, mindfulness and energy practitioner, activist, and founder and CEO of She Ventures- a social enterprise focused on the global advancement and wellbeing of womankind. Her client roster spans Fortune 500 companies globally as a management consultant and executive coach. She is a contributor for Thrive Global, and has been featured and quoted in Forbes, Vox, Glamour, NBC News, Mindful Magazine, Intel, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Latina, and many more media outlets and films.
Her adventures across the globe and to the highest points on earth, including the top of Mt. Everest, have revealed that the greatest adventure we take is the one inward, that which connects us to our wild truth and most authentic self. Georgina is on her way to becoming one of the 15 women in the world to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam—scaling the highest peak on each continent and skiing to the last degree of the North and South Pole. Three expeditions remain. She uses her voice and adventures to advocate for women's rights and equality, climate change, and mental wellness.
Wendi L. Siebold, M.A., M.P.H., is the Founder and President of Strategic Prevention Solutions. She specializes in prevention research, program planning and evaluation, community coalitions and collective impact, assessment of organizational and community capacity for prevention, and evaluating a criminal justice response to intimate partner and sexual violence.
Wendi was born and raised in southern California, and had an active early childhood of soccer, water and snow skiing, and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She recently completed the John Muir Trail through-hike and has enjoyed mentoring other women in the backcountry. Growing up on the beaches of Los Angeles, Wendi was keenly aware of the intimidation she and other girls felt when surfing and engaging in other largely male-dominated outdoor pursuits. Wendi has dedicated her career and much of her personal life to gender equity. Wendi now lives in Juneau, Alaska, on the unceded Tlingit territory of the Auke Kwan.
Andria is PR Manager at Alta Ski Resort and a former competitive skier. After meeting fellow board member Connie Marshall while still in university, she decided to embark on a career in Public Relations in the ski industry. She has experience being an event director and has put on several events, including a 200-mile relay race event. Andria is grateful to continue Connie's legacy at Alta and in the ski industry.
Andria grew up in Idaho on a potato farm. She learned to ski at Grand Targhee with her parents, who both taught ski school at Targhee. She fell in love with steeper terrain, the powder skiing in trees, and the community at Alta, which she never left. She met the three founders of SheJumps in her early days competing on the big mountain circuit in America and the World Tour. She was one of the women who climbed the Grand Teton as the inaugural SheJumps event.
As an Alta Ski Area employee since the mid seventies, Connie Marshall forged a bridge in the tourism community, specifically in the ski industry. She helped bring diversity to a top-heavy male dominated management style with helping women understand that there were opportunities–and changes that needed to occur. Currently she enjoys board positions with University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives, Alta Community Enrichment, Our Lady of the Snows trustees group, Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau, SheJumps, and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. She was also involved for over 8 years with a parent board at the University of Utah.
Connie is now enjoying another professional passion- for her entire adult life she has been an avid volunteer in the schools, both in her hometown of Newark, Ohio- and throughout her three kids' educational experiences. She works with a great team at Mountain West Montessori Academy in South Jordan, UT and absolutely loves the challenge.
Andrea 'Dre' Dárgìn is a 2020 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering law school, Dre established a career in Human Resources and Organization Development within both the public and private sectors.
Dre has a passion for leadership in organizations that have had an impact on lesser served populations. She was elected and served as the 50th National Chair & CEO of the National Black Law Students Association. Prior to ascending to the organization's highest seat, she served in the capacity as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair of the organization. Also, Dre served as a voting member of the Board of Governors of the National Bar Association.
Dre is from Killeen, Texas, by way of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany. Dre is the proud daughter of two 20-year Army veterans. What Dre enjoys most about the outdoors is hiking trails and bike-rides. Although Dre has been under a rock with her studies for the past few years, she looks forward to gaining new experiences with SheJumps.
Heather Keen has 15 years of experience in public relations, communications, nonprofit, and government work with a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She’s the Strategic Development Director for Marimn Health where she oversees special projects including the development and construction of a new, state-of-the-art youth and family center that will open on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation in late 2020. She also manages internal and external communications, marketing, and public relations for the organization. Prior to joining the team at Marimn Health, she served as the Public Relations Director for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe where she also managed philanthropic giving, facilitated community partnerships, and worked on legislative initiatives. In what feels like another lifetime, she lived in Washington, D.C. for several years where she worked in the United States Congress. In 2020, she was honored to be named one of Idaho Business Review's Women of the Year.
In Heather's free time, you can find her outside 'smelling the roses' - whether heading up to a summit on foot or via splitboard, travelling to new places, pedaling her mountain bike, or paddling her SUP on the lake - and probably with her best adventure buddies, her husband, and pup Koda.
A chemical engineer by degree, she had a very successful career in Oil and Gas operations and engineering, culminating in a role as Operations Manager for the Rumaila Oilfield in Iraq. She worked predominantly in the field, from the arctic of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay to the deserts of the Middle East, doing traditionally male roles in very male-dominated environments. She's now pivoting her career to performance coaching and working to design a passion-driven career and life!
Raised on the slopes of the Cascades, Kellie now lives in Girdwood, AK and lives an Alaska life-skiing, bush flying, kiting, mountain biking, wilderness adventuring, and appreciating the grandeur of Alaska. She also has a knack for travel and loves exploring around the world, connecting with people wherever she goes and constantly expanding her world view.
Kirsten Duke attended University of Washington, where she earned bachelor degrees in both Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and French Linguistics. Kirsten currently is the CFO, overseeing the finance, legal, human resources, facilities and administrative functions at a Seattle based Cyber Threat Intelligence Company.
Kirsten grew up in the Pacific Northwest spending her youth skiing in the mountains and sailing around the San Juan Islands and neighboring British Columbia. When she is not working at her day job or on SheJumps initiatives, Kirsten is either running, rebalancing her chi with yoga and pilates or chasing her three daughters with her husband around the mountains.
Lace turned a love of listening to stories into writing stories through a Communication, Public Relations degree at Washington State University. This in turn led to over 12 years of grant writing, event planning, and donor development in-house for organizations big and small. In 2016, Lace took a deep-dive into her true passion for using stories to bring communities together, and created Laced Together, her own Grant Writing contract business. Through Grant Writing, Lace has been able to amplify the stories of those most often ignored, forgotten, or silenced by systemic oppression and support the growth of organizations working towards a more equitable society.
Lace was raised on Yakama Indian Reservation surrounded by elders who loved to regale her with legends. When she is not writing grants, Lace loves to challenge herself in the outdoors especially, backpacking, solo camping, mountaineering, and skiing, and is an avid traveler. She has traveled and hiked all over the world, including in Vietnam and Guatemala. Her favorite and most challenging trip included her leading a six day, all female hike from France to Spain and back again in the Pyrenees; sleeping in abandoned huts, avoiding wild boar, and spotting the rare Pyrenees Chamois. Lace has a habit of constantly seeking new challenges and is learning to Mountain Bike, Trail Run, and continuing to hone her backcountry ski skills. She has also has a ridiculous love for her two dogs, Trooper Thorne a 75lb Walker Hound/Aussie and Tokul Took the 15lb, mustached, Schnoodle pup.
Sandy Chio's background includes over two decades of sales and marketing experience in destination tourism and the ski industry, as well as non-profit management. These career pursuits afforded Sandy and her family the chance to live (and play) in some amazing mountain communities from Girdwood, Alaska to Taos, New Mexico. She has had the privilege to call the Sierra, Wasatch, Cascade, Chugach, and Teton mountain ranges her backyard over the years. A pivot to experiential education brought Sandy to NOLS where we believe in the transformative abilities of the wilderness and intentionally develop leadership styles through outdoor skills.
Sandy is fortunate to have found a way to intertwine her passion for the outdoors and her professional path fairly early on. She approaches each day so grateful for the wonders the natural environment provides. She cannot imagine her life, including the joy of introducing a five year old to hiking and skiing, without the impact and influences of wilderness adventures.
Sara Boilen, PsyD., is a clinical psychologist by training. She is the founder and owner of Sweetgrass Psychological, a community minded clinic with the aim of helping Montanans experience mental wellness. There, she works with individuals as they reveal their brightest selves through assessment and therapy. Dr. Boilen conducted her dissertation research on the effects of rock climbing on a woman's sense of hope and courage. She is the author of the book, Ethics in Rural Psychology: Case Studies and Guidance for Practice.
Sara Boilen grew up hating physical challenges and sleeping on the ground. Once the choice to participate in the outdoors became hers, she developed a passion for adventure and came to discover that she could, in fact, do (and enjoy!) hard things. She's a mountaineer, a telemark skier, an ultrarunner, and a swimmer. She is known to carry desserts of all sorts up mountains to share with her friends.
With a combination of corporate experience at companies like Microsoft, and nonprofit experience with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, Stephanie has a unique set of skills ranging from sales and program development to fundraising and community engagement. As a consultant and project manager, she works both independently as Tencap Consulting, and through other firms on contract with large organizations. Her favorite project to date was managing a successful political campaign to elect a local judicial candidate.
In her personal life Stephanie enjoys time in the mountains with her family – particularly at their 600 sq ft cabin (with no internet) in the North Cascades of Washington state. She grew up hiking and skiing in northern California, but living in Colorado and Washington deepened her love of snow and all things outdoors. She's taught skiing to young kids, snowshoes any chance she can get, and tackles a new ski mountain each winter.
Tallie is a long-time environmental educator focused on youth and adult conservation education programming, community based science, and justice-oriented /community-centered environmental education curriculum development. She's committed to anti-racist/ anti-oppressive education practices that celebrate cultural and community relationships to the land, biological diversity and how those relationships foster possibilities for a more just and sustainable future. Tallie works in a variety of capacities to support environmental and outdoor learning for learners of all ages. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is currently a graduate student at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec working on a PhD in social and cultural analysis focusing on the growing diversity, equity and inclusion movement in environmental education and relationships between environmental education and environmental/biodiversity conservation governance.