A Michigan native, Lauren has grown up appreciating the beauty of the Great Lakes. You can often find her hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, or camping along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior with her family. Lauren is passionate about traveling and exploring new places and has backpacked through more than 21 countries. When not outside, Lauren works as a high school teacher, teaching engineering and architecture courses.
Kenzie Burns (she/they)
Hailing from the beauty of upstate NY, Kenzie is currently located in Madison, WI, where they are pursuing their PhD in environmental engineering at UW Madison. When she's not in the lab, Kenzie can be found chalking up at the local rock gym, shredding the slopes, or backpacking through the woods! Kenzie believes that the greatest gift is to share experiences with others, especially in the Great Outdoors. Their favorite trail snack is gummy bears and they couldn't live without their cats, Small Cat, Colby Jack, and Cheddar.
Sheryl recently relocated back to her Michigan roots after spending time in the PNW, where she fell in love with the mountains and most things outdoors. Most days you will find her playing outdoors with her 2 children, encouraging them to embrace the elements, be adventurous and enjoy the fresh air. Her passions are cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking. She most recently faced her fears and summited snowy Mount Baker with a SheJumps fundraising climb.