Welcome to SheJumps, Robyn! We’re excited to have you and learn more about you.
As the Program Director, Robyn (she/her) plays an integral role in the fulfillment of SheJumps' mission and vision. Robyn oversees program implementation across all regions, leads and supports regional volunteer teams, and ensures active participation and leadership in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Q&A with Robyn Gelfand
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m extremely honored to join the SheJumps team. I’m passionate about expanding access to the outdoors and excited to build on the great work SheJumps is doing in this space. My professional background has been an eclectic mix of experiential education and consumer product marketing. I love being active outside with my family and involved in the community through things like volunteer ski patrolling, or most recently, coaching my daughter’s soccer team!
Q: What is your vision for SheJumps?
Taking a participant-centered approach is at the core of my vision for SheJumps. Some of my goals in this role are to continue expanding the scope of SheJumps’ program offerings to reach a broader audience, increase SheJumps’ ability to measure participant impact, and support our incredible volunteer team.
Q: What is your favorite outdoor activity?
This past year, I’ve rediscovered my love of trail running. I love the fresh air, the physical exertion, and the time to think. I also really enjoy hiking with my kids because they’re so observant and notice all sorts of things that I might otherwise miss. They have this amazing ability to find beauty in unexpected places.
Q: How has the outdoors benefited your health and overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing?
The outdoors has been a place to connect authentically with friends, a place to challenge myself and be uncomfortable, a place to regain confidence after coming back from injuries, and a continual source of inspiration. I also recognize that everyone’s relationship with the outdoors is very different, and I strive to respect those differences.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My dad once said, “Don’t close any doors before they’re opened.” This has served as a great reminder over the years to stay open-minded to new experiences and possibilities.
SheJumps is an inclusive organization. We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. SheJumps strives to be an ally in the fight against racism and acknowledges that our events and programs take place on traditional, unceded Indigenous lands.