Penny grew up in small towns across the mountain west where she developed her love for spending time outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and any other random adventure outside, especially with friends and family. On weekdays, Penny leads the One Utah Data Science Hub at the University of Utah.
Elizabeth "Libby" is a Utah native who grew up in the outdoors. She is a classically trained pastry chef, gear expert, and travel enthusiast. Her work has allowed her to live and travel around the US for the last 5 years. Libby loves sharing her knowledge of the outdoors with other women and girls and welcoming more people into the great outdoors.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Kayla has called Utah "home" for the past 9 years. Growing up living in rural areas across the Northern Rockies and attending school at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT (Go Griz!), she decided to move to Salt Lake to experience "city life" and epic skiing. Over the years she picked up a few more outdoor habits as one does living in the Wasatch. You can find her out of the trails or camping with her two dogs and partner or curled up with a good book. Kayla is a Realtor, dog mom, & gluten-free cooking enthusiast.
Mary plays around in the lab as a scientist during the week and outside in her free time. She grew to love the outdoors backpacking, camping, climbing, and skiing with her dad in Idaho and carried that love of the outdoors to volunteering as a ski patroller in Colorado and New Mexico. She now lives in New Mexico where she has learned to also love mountain biking and is learning how to manage her diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis in her spine. Mary is excited to be working with SheJumps to reduce barriers to accessing outdoors for women and non-binary folks.
I love pushing the limits of wide-open spaces, from helicopter skiing, to paragliding, to sky-running at 11k ft. For me nature is a source of self-awareness and empowerment. Can't wait to share that "breaking the threshold feeling" with my fellow female adventurers.