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.
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.
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.
My name is Sasa (pronounced as Sasha). Hiking became my passion after I moved to New Hampshire from Europe. I enjoy being outdoors whenever possible and living in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains makes being outdoors really special.
I am currently a member of Appalachian Mountain Club. Besides participating in New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge my goal is to hike all New England 4000 footers (67 of them). As an ambassador, I will try to motivate as many people as possible to join this challenge and enjoy the great outdoors. Happy trails!
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.
Tara loves the outdoors and lives for adventures. She love to try new things, meet new people and challenge herself on the trail. She found the Six-Pack of Peaks when she was looking to get ready for JMT Summer ’19.
Tara is involved with her local hiking community leading large group hikes all over the Santa Cruz Mountains and Bay Area with Brewtrails and she is a member of many hiking groups. Tara is a Certified Health Coach and Massage Therapist who hosts her own podcast called She Hikes Healthy where she discusses her adventures of bringing wellness into the Back Country (and Front Country) and hopes to inspire others to bring wellness into their outdoor adventures.
Hi all! My name is Lucie and I am avid hiker and explorer. I love traveling, hiking and backpacking! I am a weekend warrior and live for time spend outside hiking, climbing, backpacking, camping or kayaking. I am currently living in Portland, Oregon and getting more and more into legit mountain climbing, which is super exciting. I am originally from Prague and traveled and lived all around the globe which opened up lot of opportunities for me.
I have completed Central Oregon Six Pack of Peaks Challenge in 2019, but also summited most of the peaks in Arizona and South & North California Challenge over the last few years. I love bagging peaks and enjoying the view!
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.