In 2020, Kate went for her first real hike and discovered she was really good at walking uphill. Since them, she has gone from 0 to 100 and has taking up backpacking and ski mountaineering. Feeling empowered from her own experience in outdoor rec, Kate is driven to help create more space and opportunities for all female identifying people to get outside and try something new.
Sierra grew up spending summers backpacking and winters skiing with her family, these experiences fostered her love of nature. During her years of working in the outdoor industry, she developed a passion for helping others plan their adventures and gain access to wild spaces. She's excited to bring that passion to shejumps and empower more women and girls to get outside.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Based in California, Kate's currently traveling the country in her Ford Transit campervan. During her overlanding adventures you can find her scuba diving, skiing, biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, or just being outside. When not on the road, she's a special education teacher. Kate’s excited to be part of the SheJumps community and is dedicated to making outdoors spaces more accessible for all.
A long-time Bostonian, Jess came west to Portland, OR to find her passion for long days out in the mountains on bikes, skis, climbing gear, and her own two feet with strong women by her side.
Growing up in the PNW hiking, skiing/snowboarding, and camping with family was the foundation for a love for the outdoors. After moving to Oregon and having a family of her own, she is enjoying days on the mountains with her kids, watching them love the outdoors as well.