Meet the Ambassadors
The Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Ambassadors walk the talk.
They know the Six-Pack first-hand, and are inspiring others to take the challenge and put more adventure in their lives.
I’ve always loved hiking and backpacking since I was a kid, but I’d only go on a few trips a year. Taking the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, my passion truly evolved. Now, when I’m not working as an Registered Nurse, I spend all of my time hiking, climbing, and inspiring others to do the same.
CeCe is the founder and leader of Hike Beyond the Hills. Her mission as a hike leader strives to build and support a community of responsible hikers who prioritize safety. CeCe is a RN, certified in CPR, BCLS and Wilderness First Aid. She lives in Orange County with her husband and daughter.
I started hiking in 2008 and helped start up LA Trail Hikers. I joined the Six-Pack Of Peaks Challenge in 2016 and found that it was a great challenge for me and others. I continue to push my limits, including recently signing up for my first 50 mile race. I always look forward to meeting other hikers on the trails and sharing stories.
Karl has been hiking and backpacking since he was a wee little Boy Scout, many years ago in the Adirondack mountains. Today, he can be found all over the NorCal's Bay Area hills, hiking, cycling and backpacking.
He works at a big tech company in Silicon Valley, and has a wife and a college-age daughter. Karl's favorite local park is the immense Henry W. Coe State Park in the cooler seasons, and anywhere in redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the summer.
Hi! I'm Emma, known as Pepper on the trails! Ever since I was little, I've loved being outside! I discovered the six pack of peaks challenge in Southern California a few years ago, and am so excited to be joining the NorCal ambassador team! I love meeting other hikers, backpackers and climbers so feel free to reach out and say hi!
Craig is an avid hiker, endurance athlete and native New Englander. He has hiked all over the country and around the world and is certified in high altitude operations, cold weather survival, first aid, navigation, lead climbing, glacier travel and crevasse rescue.
Rebecca's favorite outdoor activity is peak bagging and she’ll go out of her way to stand on top of any named peak along any hike. She has been sharing her outdoor adventures on her blog, calipidder.com, since 2004 and is still shocked that anyone other than her mom reads it.
Software product manager by day, Rebecca appreciates working for a company with a strong work-life balance and generous vacation allowance. This gives her the ability to travel and explore, although since moving to Bend, Oregon in 2016 she hasn’t felt the need to stray too far from home for adventure.
A country girl chasing adventure in the mountains. I grew up on a dairy farm in Central Wisconsin, went to school for a business degree + gave the “cubical career” a half-hearted shot. I currently live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, work a seasonal job in the medical field + spend my summers wander around the world. It's not what I set out to do, but I have zero complaints (usually, I'm actually really good at complaining).
To me, hiking is a way to see the country in ways many people don’t. Road trips and collecting high points are my main motive. I grew up in New Jersey, discovered hiking while living in North Carolina, and have been based in Southern California since 2012. I love everything from hiking well maintained, popular trails in the Southwest to mountaineering less accessible peaks. My day job is teaching at a school where I’m lucky enough to have a small hiking club for students who I take on small excursions once a month.