Dave Sperry began his outdoor career – by accident – at Camp Berea in New Hampshire in the late 1980s. On days off, he would explore local rocks, rivers, and mountains with whoever else he could drag along. Before long, he realized these adventures were more than just adrenaline or "back-to-nature" fixes, and time spent pursuing them could actually build deep community and strengthen character.
For as long as he can remember, Brian has been inspired by the outdoors and the opportunities for discovery it provides. He became immersed in outdoor activities as an undergraduate at the University of Richmond, participating in an outdoor orientation program and leading trips with the Outdoors Club, and discovered a dream to become an educator after his experience on a 28-day NOLS course in Wyoming.
Kristin grew up on the Chesapeake Bay in Chespeake Beach, MD. No one who has stood on Randalls Cliffs could come away without an appreciation for the outdoors, its impact on us, and our impact on nature.