Deuter Ambassadors


Aimee & Mike Eaton

Ambassador Type: Family
Aimee & Mike Eaton

About Aimee & Mike Eaton

Mike, Aimee and 1-year-old George (aka Gus) Eaton are spending the year traveling across the U.S. and fishing for every game species that can be caught on a fly rod while maintaining jobs and sanity. They're sharing their adventure through social and conventional media, working to show parents that adventure doesn't end when you start a family. When not on the road, the Eaton family lives in Crested Butte, Colorado, where they fly fish, backcountry ski tour, mountain bike, hike and do their best to spend more time outdoors. They use a Deuter Kid Comfort daily in all weather and all conditions and are looking forward to the day when Gus has his own pack. Mike works full-time as an enrolled actuary, and Aimee is a writer who regularly publishes in national outdoor media.



Amelia Mayer & Family

Ambassador Type: Family
Amelia Mayer & Family

About Amelia Mayer & Family

Amelia Mayer and her husband firmly believe in an outdoor upbringing for their four young kids (#5 joining them at the end of the summer!), however simple or "extreme" that may be. Their goal is that their kids continue to think a normal life involves consistent and varying outdoor adventures. They reside in Yellowstone National Park and are happiest hiking, biking, camping, boating, skiing or exploring. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire other families to get out as much as possible, despite the extra challenges that young kids sometimes provide. They also publish many gear reviews, mostly because great gear can make or break an outdoor day. You can find the Mayer family and the active adventure family community they have worked hard to build on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Benny Haddad & Family

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Benny Haddad

About Benny Haddad

Benny, Blair, and their daughter Whitney are an adventure family based out of Los Angeles, California. When they aren’t busy filming projects for their company Sea to Summit Productions, they can usually be found hiking, rock climbing, doing yoga, or on the beach. The Alabama Hills, just outside of Lone Pine, California, is their favorite climbing destination, and their daughter is named after Mt Whitney.



Brittany Greer

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Brittany Greer

About Brittany Greer

A Colorado native, Brittany grew up wakeboarding, skiing and snowboarding. In 2009, after returning from a year-long trip in Patagonia, she was introduced to the world of mountain biking and was instantly hooked. Weekdays she can usually be found on the Denver/Boulder Front Range trails, and weekends she's racing enduro or exploring the world with her bike. She's also a certified ICP mountain bike guide/coach through IMBA and works as an ambassador and coach for VIDAmtb. She's devoted to spreading her love of mountain biking to the ever-growing lady shred scene in Colorado any beyond.



Cees Hofman

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Cees and Madison Hofman Family

About Cees and Madison Hofman Family

The story started in 2014 when Cees proposed to Madison in Yosemite National park. At that moment, they promised to be each other's permanent adventure buddies. They renovated a 1989 Mini Toyota Motorhome in 2016 and, with their adventure cat Vladimir, took to the road full-time to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Parks. The goal was to see all 59 National Parks and spread awareness for our country's special, preserved places! They thought that they would complete the project, and then return to "normal life" (whatever that is supposed to look like). As luck would have it, they had baby Theo at the end of the trip and ended up loving road life way too much to ever look back. So now, this party includes Cees, Madison, Theo, and Vladimir the cat. Vlad has redefined what it means to be an adventure cat and has become somewhat of a celebrity on Instagram. He loves to be outside with his humans; he has been everywhere with them from glaciers to sand dunes. He enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and has even rappelled off some pretty high rocks. So far Theo just eats, says “goo" and enjoys the ride from his Kid Carrier. But look out world, he has big plans in store. Check out more road stories from the Hofmans at www.ourvie.com



Colby Brokvist

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Colby Brokvist

About Colby Brokvist

Colby is a professional adventure travel guide who leads active outings all over the globe. He has an affinity for mountain and polar realms. Some of his mainstay gigs include the John Muir Trail and Yosemite Grand Traverse in California, sailboat-based camping and kayaking in Antarctica, trekking in Patagonia, and polar bear photography trips in the Canadian Arctic. The ability to strike a balance between the adventurous, relaxing, and educational aspects of world travel continues to make Colby a sought-after expedition leader. Backed by a degree in Environmental Sciences and a myriad of professional certifications, he finds his passion for guiding in connecting people to wilderness in ways which they may not be able to experience on their own. The guiding lifestyle also leaves plenty of room for other pursuits – Colby is a published travel and nature photographer, likes beer and mountain bikes, often ropes up, and is an all-around top-notch outdoorsman. He’s thru-hiked the AT, trekked the Cali section of the PCT, tracked sloth bears in India, plodded up volcanoes in Ecuador, paddled through marble caves in Chile, and enjoyed local brews at the highest pub in Africa.



Elisa Rispoli & Family

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Elisa Rispoli & Family

About Elisa Rispoli & Family

The Rispolis – Elisa, Matt, Holden and Reid – are a family of nature lovers, wanderers and adventure seekers. They hike, snowboard, scuba dive, snowshoe, kayak, bike, raft, and climb, and have done so all over this great world, but their home and hearts are on the east coast. Matt is a police officer by day, and a mountain man during any other off-time of the day or night. Elisa handles the home-base, acting as full time CAO (Chief Adventure Officer), and also works for the popular blog, Hike Like a Woman. She also is a freelance travel writer and publisher for her local New Jersey Macaroni Kid chapter. Catch up on their adventures on Instagram or on their Blog.



Emma Walker

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Emma Walker

About Emma Walker

Emma Walker has spent most of her life working in the Great Outdoors: she’s worked as a backpacking instructor, avalanche educator, trail crew leader, and whitewater raft guide. After a stint in Anchorage to earn a master’s degree in outdoor and environmental education at Alaska Pacific University, Emma returned home to Golden, Colorado, where today she makes a living as a freelance writer. When she’s not working, you’ll find her backcountry skiing, training for a trail marathon, or tinkering with her mountain bike, usually in the company of her trusty trail mutt. You can find more of Emma’s writing at myalaskanodyssey.com.



Faith Dickey

Ambassador Type: International
Faith Dickey

About Faith Dickey

Faith was the first female to reach the same level as men in the sport of highlining, and she quickly proved that being a woman is not a disadvantage. Within six months of highlining she had crushed the previous female world records in the sport of slackline and has since continued to break her own records to set new ones. She is the first and only woman to reach the 100-meter length in highlining. She currently holds no less than five world records for women in the sport of slackline, is the only female regularly free soloing, and continues to push the limits not just for women but for the sport itself. Despite juggling the busy life of a professional athlete, she still manages to organize the annual Girls Only Slackline Festival along with her women's highline team G4G, which focuses on women highlining.



Hans Rey

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Hans Rey

About Hans Rey

Rey was born in Germany in 1966 and this Swiss/American national now resides in Laguna Beach, Ca. with his wife Carmen. Hans is a former Trials World Champion and inductee of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. He is widely considered to be a pioneer of both the Mountain Bike Freeride movement and the Trials riding scene. As a professional rider and ambassador for the sport, he continues to travel the world, having so far visited 70 different countries. During the mid-1990s, Hans created the Hans Rey Adventure Team, visiting remote and extreme locations around the globe, often riding his bike where a bicycle had never been ridden before. Hans seeks out locations that are both historic and mysterious, always capturing his exploits for the media.



Jesse Cunningham

Ambassador Type: Family
Jesse Cunningham

About Jesse Cunningham

Jesse is a photographer and a father to two young explorers. He has also worked as a field biologist, outdoor educator, climbing guide, and outdoor retail buyer and manager. He loves to climb, hike, mountain bike and anything that gets him outdoors.



Jeremy Benson

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Jeremy Benson

About Jeremy Benson

Jeremy grew up primarily in Connecticut before attending St. Michael's College in Vermont. Four years, a degree, and a hopeless addiction to skiing later, he graduated in 2001 and transplanted himself in the year-round playground of North Lake Tahoe, California. For the past decade, Jeremy has been a sponsored big mountain/backcountry skier, working with professional photographers to create images for national print and online media. Over time, his connections and experience led to work as a freelance writer, with articles in magazines like Powder, Skiing, Mountain, Tahoe Quarterly, ESPN.com, and tetongravity.com. Jeremy has been working on a backcountry skiing guidebook to the State of California detailing the state's finest backcountry skiing routes.



John Soltys & Family

Ambassador Type: Family
John Soltys & Family

About John Soltys & Family

John is a father, husband, adventurer, and (good guy) hacker and insists the order of those titles is important. He and his family (wife Amy; three kids Clara, Lillian, and Henry; and dog Treen) live in the mountains east of Seattle where they are surrounded by nature and have easy access to both the wet and dry sides of Washington. John spends 100 days a year adventuring, half of that with the family. The kids are now at an age where they can tackle serious terrain and carry their own gear. Hiking, mountaineering, backpacking, snowshoeing and fly fishing just got a lot more adventurous. John writes at moosefish.com and spends his days reducing IT security risk in Seattle.



Jonathan Rizzo

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Jonathan & Jaime Rizzo

About Jonathan & Jaime Rizzo

Jamie and Jonathan, once high school sweethearts, now newlyweds, share a passion for the outdoors. They met through endurance sports in the Pocono Mountains where they grew up. Currently living in the Northeast region of the United States, they commonly found mountaineering or ice/rock climbing in the White and Adirondack mountain ranges. When they aren’t mountaineering or climbing you will find them hiking or running with their two dogs. Jonathan was a combat medic in the United States Army before becoming an AMGA Guide and Rock/Ice Climbing Instructor. Jonathan was a lead climbing instructor for the adventure recreation group at the college he and Jamie attended in addition to his guiding outside of school. He is also a nationally certified Wilderness EMT-B. Jamie has been an endurance athlete not only throughout high school, but college as well. She combined her athleticism with her main outdoor pursuits of climbing, mountaineering and trail running. She is currently training for her marathon and trail races scheduled this year. Jamie adopted a lot of Jonathan’s outdoor education throughout their relationship and together they have a huge list of summits under their belt. Jamie and Jonathan share their outdoor passions and inspire others through photography of their national/international adventures. You can follow them on their website and Instagram (Jaime here, Jonathan here).



Karsten Delap

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Karsten Delap

About Karsten Delap

Originally from the flat lands of Indiana, Karsten has found his obsession in the mountains. He has climbed extensively throughout the United States including Grade V big walls in The Black Canyon, Long’s Peak, and Zion National Park. Karsten’s experience outside of the U.S. includes many peaks over 17,000ft in Boliva and Equador, as well as major alpine objectives in Africa and Argentina. Lately Karsten has been traveling to more exotic climbing locals such as Armenia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for work and play. Karsten spends his springs working in the High Sierra and the rest of the year traveling the world working for Fox Mountain Guides heading up their alpine programs. Karsten gained AMGA Alpine Guide Certification in 2013 becoming the first guide in the Southeast to achieve this certification. He also successfully completed the rock guide program in 2009 becoming the Southeast’s second AMGA Certified Rock Guide. Karsten has successfully completed the AMGA Ice Instructor Course, Leave No Trace Masters Educator Program and AIRIE Level II Avalanche Course. He has also passed his Canadian Avalanche Association Operations Level 1 certification and his American Avalanche Institute Level 3 certification. Karsten is a licensed Provider for the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor Programs. He is also a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT-B), and has his ACA Advanced Swift Water Rescue Certification that he puts to use volunteering for the Brevard Rescue Team as their “go-to” man for high angle technical and wilderness rescues and backcountry searches.



Kat Andrew

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Kat Andrew

About Kat Andrew

Kat Andrew lives and plays in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Some of her most recent adventures include getting engaged on the W Trek in Chilean Patagonia, a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail and getting married and honeymooning in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. She loves to backpack and has a love-hate relationship with a bear can. Kat is a bike commuter, caver and climber and holds an ACA Level 2 stand up paddle board instructor certification. But her real passion lies in introducing beginners and kids to the exciting and challenging world of outdoor adventure. When not playing outside for fun she has the privilege of playing outside for work with the Outdoor Section of the City's Parks and Recreation department. She has a passion for healthy eating and cooking and loves the challenge of preparing elaborate dishes in the backcountry. She lives with a good husband & a bad dog in Roanoke, Virginia.



Kathy Karlo

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Kathy Karlo

About Kathy Karlo

Kathy Karlo is a rock climber based out of Brooklyn, New York. When she’s not on the road, she runs a Brooklyn and Boulder based nanny agency. Discovering her love of rock and ice has been a life changing experience. She encourages anyone and everyone to try it. Her belief is that climbing a rock is so much more than that … it’s a life journey that forever tests the limits of possibility. Kathy is adopted from Korea, has a brown dog named Shooter and a severely irrational fear of both zombies and dinosaurs.



Keith Howells

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Keith Howells

About Keith Howells

Keith has been a loyal Deuter fan for years. Outdoor education is his passion and has dedicated his career to outdoor recreation and student development. As a program manager at the largest collegiate outdoor program he will continue to play an instrumental role in guiding others in the wilderness world. He and his wife, Chelsea, just welcomed their first daughter, Ember, who will be exploring and adventuring in the red canyons of Utah before too long. Follow their adventures at HowellsOutdoors.com.



Kristin and Jason

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Kristin and Jason

About Kristin and Jason

Kristin and Jason grew up in Colorado and Tennessee, respectively. Kristin spent the majority of her childhood in the outdoors backpacking and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Jason developed a love for the mountains after yearly trips to Colorado to visit his grandfather. They met in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and the lure of the big mountains and vast wilderness brought them north to Alaska where they currently reside. They split their time between McCarthy, an end-of-the-road town, and the more "populated" ski town of Girdwood. Both work as guides for Mountain Trip leading tours up Denali in the Alaska Range, and for St. Elias Alpine Guides in the Wrangell-St. Elias mountains. Both are continuing their education to become fully certified AMGA guides. When not guiding they can be found taking every opportunity to explore the mountains and rivers of the Alaskan backcountry—skiing, mountaineering and packrafting. They also love getting to spend time rock climbing and road tripping around the lower 48 in their converted camper van.



Laura Lisowski

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Laura Lisowski

About Laura Lisowski

Laura isn’t a traditional outdoor enthusiast like you read about in magazines. A 2009 University of Notre Dame graduate originally from Seattle, Washington, she works as a global sales executive in the financial world by day. Evenings and weekends, she’s a mountain dweller and outdoor warrior. Laura re-ignited her love for the outdoors when she moved to sunny, adventure-filled California in 2009. She spent five years living and working in San Francisco, trekking in every West Coast National park she could find. In early 2016, she accepted an opportunity to spend some time in her company’s London office. Now in the UK, Laura recently, she started The365Adventure snapchat channel, a channel taken over by one adventurer a day, 365 days a year. The purpose is to allow curious individuals to share their stories, discover, and inspire/get inspired by fellow enthusiasts. When not in the office or coordinating social media efforts, Laura can be found on a lake, scrambling up a mountain, or training for her next international marathon. Laura believes that the passion for the outdoors and ability to participate should not be restricted to hardcore enthusiasts, but should also be fully accessible and welcoming to the urban adventurer. It’s because of this that Laura is extremely passionate about connecting globally conscious adventurers and brands to one another through what they all have in common: love for the outdoors and the planet on which we live.



Pip Hunt

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Pip Hunt

About Pip Hunt

Pip Hunt’s need to explore was instilled in her at a young age. As a young child, her adventurous parents immigrated to the US from Scotland and lived in an RV for the first year. They explored every mountain town in the west, eventually settling in Crested Butte, Colorado. Pip was raised on skis, of either the skinny or the alpine variety, and fell in love with the freedom—and sometimes the type II fun—that comes along with both sports. After competing in the Freeskiing World Tour, Pip began to learn the ropes of ski touring and slowly, ski mountaineering. She has traveled around the world in search of snow adventures, most notably in Japan, Chile, Iceland and Greenland. When she isn’t chasing winter, you can find Pip on her mountain bike, or pretending to be a mountain runner (a.k.a., a really ambitious walker).



Rachel & Zak Farmer & Family

Ambassador Type: Family
Rachael & Zak Farmer Family

About Rachael & Zak Farmer Family

Rachael and Zak live in Flagstaff, Arizona, along their toddler, Ellie. Zak is an outdoor industry veteran and avid climber. Rachael is a Neonatal ICU nurse at the local hospital and a competition rock climber. She and her husband have traveled the world to top climbing destinations and also enjoy taking frequent road trips to bouldering destinations such as the Buttermilks in Bishop, California. Climbing is a family lifestyle for the Farmers, and they already have their little one on the rock and climbing at an early age. Whether it’s running around at the crag while her parents climb, hiking out for a swim at the creek in Sedona or crushing the monkey bars at the park, you can almost always find her proudly wearing her favorite little backpack, the Deuter Kikki.



Todd & Claire Bukowski

Ambassador Type: Family
Todd and Claire Bukowski

About Todd and Claire Bukowski

Todd and Claire Bukowski are a father-daughter duo residing in Tucson, Arizona. Todd spent most of his life as a Biologist and in recent years reinvented himself as a photographer, focused on climbing. Claire had an innate love of climbing, nurtured by the childhood spent tagging along with her father, working in the mountains of southern Arizona. Claire began climbing competitively in 2009. Shortly after, she discovered her love of outdoor climbing. The two love to travel about the southwest, often accompanied by Robin (Todd’s Wife and Claire’s Mom), as well as Sam, their dog.



Vasu Sojitra

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Vasu Sojitra

About Vasu Sojitra

When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back. With the help of his parents, brother and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor and unwavering determination. Vasu witnessed extreme poverty growing up in India and has been living most of his life with a “dis”ability. He looks at these experiences as a blessing; they have both allowed him to empathize with others. He continues to strengthen this muscle by pursuing his passion of helping others through his work in advocacy for those who face mental and physical limitations.