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.
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!
To find Tanya in her preferred habitat one must venture into wild and rugged terrain. Look for running, hiking, biking, and ski tracks. If you hear sounds of laughter and discover fun times, she is nearby.
Laura recently moved to Portland after growing up playing in the mountains of Colorado. She spends every chance she has outdoors--either skiing, hiking, backpacking, or golfing. While on these adventures she can usually be found with a camera in hand, with many early morning starts and long drives with lots of coffee to try and capture the beautiful alpine sunrises.
Growing up in Nashville, TN Jessica was introduced to the great outdoors through climbing, hiking, and horseback riding. After moving to Portland, OR she picked up skiing and can be found touring up Mt. Hood late into the summer. She is excited to be a part of an organization that provides opportunities for other girls and women to be comfortable and themselves while getting outside and exploring!
Sophie is new to the Pacific Northwest and she is LOVING it! Growing up on a farm in Colorado, Sophie feels most at home when she's outside. As a former fly fishing guide she is passionate about teaching new skills to women in the outdoors and is stoked to be part of the SheJumps community!
Angelina loves everything to do with the outdoors. You can always find her skiing, climbing, fly fishing, trail running, hiking or backpacking! Angelina is always up to try new outdoor activities, especially if she's surrounded by a group of rad ladies! She is passionate about finding ways to make the outdoor community more intersectional and accessible!
The Burke-Gilman's biggest fan. Crocs advocate. All Trails Pro enthusiast. Blueberry lover. PocketRocket summit chef. Waterskier by June, snow skier by January. Kombucha brewer. A girl with an endless resume of non-transferrable skills!
Alexandra (Aya) Doty
Washington born and raised, Aya finds joy by spending time with folks outdoors - be it hiking, biking, running, climbing, or skiing. Aya is fueled by sour gummy candies and homemade bread, and will seize any opportunity for a pun. In her day job, Aya works for a state agency to help coordinate Puget Sound environmental recovery. Aya is passionate about building community and access to the outdoors.
A medical professional by day, Tina was born and raised in the PNW but was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to outdoor adventures. Once her love of the outdoors began, it couldn't be stopped. She looks forward to helping make outdoor spaces more diverse and welcoming to all. Whether she is snowboarding, SUP boarding, backpacking, camping or hiking, if the outdoors are calling, you will be sure to find her there.
Christa was born into an outdoorsy, traveling family in the Pacific Northwest - evergreens, mountains, and crystal cold lakes are a part of her DNA. Christa spent 11 years living overseas in Hong Kong working for an outdoor education company followed by a one-year travel sabbatical in Central and South America with her hubby and two kids. Having recently settled in Bend, Oregon, Christa is loving putting roots down and creating community in the high desert. She's an active member of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team and an avid skier, biker, paddler, yogi, and runner.
Shari is a PNW adventurer who loves backpacking, snowshoeing, and leisurely kayaking. She encourages and inspires her community to get outside, learn, and explore.
After having moved around for most of her childhood, Maddie finally found home surrounded by the mountains of the PNW. Despite getting a later start on skiing, climbing, hiking, and biking she is using every opportunity she can find to enjoy the outdoors. Maddie works as a nurse and ski patrols at Crystal Mountain.