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
After living and working overseas for most of her 20s, Kate Birbilis currently finds herself enjoying all that Northern California has to offer (though Upstate New York will always be her home). When this special education teacher isn’t working or traveling, you will find her scuba diving, skiing, camping, hiking, or adventuring in her campervan. Kate’s excited to be part of the SheJumps community and is dedicated to making outdoors spaces more accessible for all.
NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA
Sarah is most likely to be found skiing, riding her bike, doing some type of art, playing with her dog Napali, and/or drinking a nice cup of iced coffee. She loves sharing her passion for her outdoor hobbies by working as a ski instructor in the winter, and in the summer, having fun and riding bikes with friends. Currently, Sarah is living and working in Palmer, Alaska for the summer!
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.
I grew up in the PNW (Nooksack WA to be exact) skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and playing at the beach with my family. I moved to Cannon Beach OR as a newly graduated "adult" entering into the hospitality industry. I slowly moved my way to the Willamette Valley and have been raising two amazing humans for a number of years. Now, with my teenage children and husband, we enjoy snowboarding (a lot), hiking (my husband and I more than them), kayaking/SUPing, camping (we recently discovered winter car camping), and the general outdoors.
I have been working as the Director of Events for a corporate company planning tradeshows/training/conferences all around the world for the last 13 years and look forward to using my skills as an event coordinator for She Jumps!