Deuter Ambassadors


Aimee & Mike Eaton Family

Ambassador Type: Family
Aimee & Mike Eaton Family

About Aimee & Mike Eaton Family

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 five young kids, 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 & Blair Haddad Family

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Benny & Blair Haddad Family

About Benny & Blair Haddad Family

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. She's now devoted to spreading her love of mountain biking to the ever-growing lady shred scene in Colorado and beyond. She's the Director of Ladies' Program at COMBA (Colorado Mountain Bike Association), an enduro athlete and a coach for VIDA MTB. Weekdays she can usually be found on the local front range trails, and weekends she's racing enduro, coaching or exploring the world with her bike!



Carolyn Highland

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Carolyn Highland

About Carolyn Highland

Carolyn is a writer, teacher, and outdoor educator who just recently made the move from Golden, Colorado to Truckee, California. When Carolyn isn't teaching fourth grade at Tahoe Expedition Academy or leading international summer trips for Adventures Cross Country, she can be found backcountry skiing, trail running, mountain biking, climbing, or backpacking, and then writing nonfiction essays about it! Her work has been featured in Backcountry Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, The Leader, the NOLS Blog, A Worthy Expedition: The History of NOLS, and the Teton Gravity Research and Outdoor Women's Alliance websites. You can find all of Carolyn's writing at www.carolynhighland.com. Carolyn has a penchant for sufferfests and can often be found training for ultramarathons or long distance ski mountaineering pursuits like Colorado's Grand Traverse. She also loves big multi-sport days and hosted the first annual Cinco deCathlon this past May in Colorado.



Casi Rynkowski

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Casi Rynkowski

About Casi Rynkowski

Since 2007, Casi Rynkowski has been living her dream as a personal trainer, training athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and those who want to live a healthier lifestyle. Her passion for outdoor fitness exploded when she launched her business, exposing clients to the idea of fitness beyond four walls. Surfing, stand up paddling, rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking and trail running became her tools for training. Her clients not only found new ways to cross-train outdoors, they found new passions for life.  Casi is an AFAA certified personal trainer, ACA Level 2 paddleboard instructor and the athlete team manager for SIC Maui and BIC SUP. Casi is also sponsored by SIC Maui Paddleboards, BIC SUP, Werner Paddles, NRS, Unsinkable Polarized and MTI Lifejackets. She has been published in various national paddling magazines.



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 & Matt Rispoli Family

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Elisa & Matt Rispoli Family

About Elisa & Matt 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 & Bix Firer

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Emma Walker & Bix Firer

About Emma Walker & Bix Firer

Emma Walker and Bix Firer met working as outdoor educators in 2013, and they’ve done their best not to sit still ever since. (They initially bonded over both having the same Deuter ACT Lite pack.) A couple of months after they met, Emma and Bix headed for Anchorage, Alaska, where Emma was finishing her master’s degree in outdoor education and Bix ran an after-school outdoor program. These two tied the knot in 2015. Fun fact: their names combine to make “Firewalker.” Since then, they’ve made their home in Golden, Colorado, where Emma works as a writer and Bix heads up programs for a national youth-serving nonprofit. They get outside with their trusty mutt Bodhi whenever they can, whether it’s on skis, bikes, packrafts, or their own two feet. 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.



Eric Bodine

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Eric Bodine

About Eric Bodine

Eric grew up in New Jersey snowboarding the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, but now lives in Denver. He’s a civil engineer by day, and a serious weekend warrior. Eric is a competitive mountain bike racer who travels across the western United States competing in enduro races. When he isn’t racing, Eric spends his time fly fishing on the river or hiking to high alpine lakes in search of hungry trout. Eric strives to spend time in the outdoors every single day.



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.



Jaylyn Gough

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Jaylyn Gough

About Jaylyn Gough

Jaylyn Gough is from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. She holds a master's degree in clinical social work and has been a social worker for over ten years. She is also a guide and a mountain bike race coordinator. She is the founder of Native Women's Wilderness, created to bring Native women together to share their stories, support each other, and learn from one another as they explore the outdoors. She also sits on the board of Women's Wilderness in Boulder, Colorado, that encourages and supports young girls in exploring the wild as well as putting on classes and excursions for women. She's an avid climber, hiker, mountain biker and a landscape photographer.



Jen Hudak

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Jen Hudak

About Jen Hudak

Jen is a two-time world champion and five-time X-Games medalist in halfpipe skiing. Today, she helps others redefine their relationship with fear through her work as a mindset coach. Most recently, Jen was on Season 30 of The Amazing Race, competing alongside her teammate, Kristi Leskinen. They went on to finish with the highest average of any female duo in the show's history and were the first team to ever finish all 12 legs in the top 3. Jen loves sharing her adventures and personal development journey through her blog, which has inspired thousands to live a fully-charged life. She currently resides in Park City, Utah, where she and her husband, Chris, have started their business, Escapod.us, a teardrop trailer company with sights set on making outdoor adventure more accessible for all. They love to ski, mountain bike and snuggle with their dogs, Milo and Luke. You can catch up with Jen on her favorite social media platform, Instagram @jenhudak or follow along at jenhudak.com.



Jesse Cunningham & Family

Ambassador Type: Family
Jesse Cunningham & Family

About Jesse Cunningham & Family

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.



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 & Jamie 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).



Justin Forrest Parks

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Justin Forrest Parks

About Justin Forrest Parks

Justin Forrest Parks is a passionate rock climber, mountaineer, outdoor enthusiast and community advocate born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. His mission in life is to promote, encourage and celebrate diversity in outdoors. Drawing from his background in film and photography, Justin takes extreme joy in creating welcoming narratives that inspire People of Color to venture into and engage with wild spaces. He has worked alongside the American Alpine Club, Chicago Mountaineering Club, Sierra Club, Patagonia, NOLS and Outdoor Research to help find ways to create equitable, inclusive and welcoming environments within the outdoors and the outdoor industry. Justin is the co-founder of Sending in Color, a collective of Chicago climbers of color. You can usually find him exploring urban abandoned buildings, climbing at Red River Gorge on his weekends, or training to become an IFMGA guide in the Cordillera Blanca.



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

Author of the blog, For the Love of Climbing, Kathy lives for rock climbing, brown dog snugs, belly laughs, sharing doughnuts with strangers, positive vibes, spontaneity, van-dwelling, and unplanned adventures. Between baking and loving on dogs, she is desperately trying not to kill the last few living basil plants in her apartment.



Kelsey Williamson

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Kelsey Williamson

About Kelsey Williamson

Kelsey grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado where she was always very active, competing and excelling in various sports. With her speed, she chose to pursue running track and field becoming a Colorado State Champion and a collegiate Mountain West Conference Champion multiple times in the 400m, 800m and 4x400m running at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After running track and field professionally for a year after college she decided to make a drastic life change and move to Hawaii. Kelsey has been living in Hawaii for four years and quickly became a nature enthusiast who's up for any outdoor activity and adventure. She has found a passion for hiking, free diving, traveling and a strong desire to protect and clean up the environment she so passionately cherishes. While living in Hawaii she continues to pursue her passion for photography and is now combining her love for the outdoors and adventure with her photography skills to make a living. Kelsey wants to inspire others to get outside more and find passion in the outdoors!



Khai Johannes

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Khai Johannes

About Khai Johannes

Living by the mantra, "it's not that you only live once, but that we only have one life to live", Khai sees everyday as a chance for adventure and experience. Born and raised in Colorado, Khai’s first love became the mountains and all the adventures within their peaks and valleys. He became obsessed with experiencing the mountains in multiple ways – climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and backpacking. Wanting to see more mountains ranges with an occasional beach sunset, Khai took up a career in aviation and has since surfed in Costa Rica, snowboarded in Japan and scuba dived in Guam. And the adventure is just getting started.



Kristin Arnold & Jason Denley

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Kristin Arnold & Jason Denley

About Kristin Arnold & Jason Denley

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.



Todd & Claire Bukowski

Ambassador Type: Family
Todd & Claire Bukowski

About Todd & 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.



Whit Boucher

Ambassador Type: Outdoor
Whit Boucher

About Whit Boucher

Whit Boucher grew up on the East Coast and moved to Colorado when he was 15. He took up mountain biking in 6th grade and has been obsessed with it ever since. Now living in Aspen, he’s on a mission to ride 15 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. He has one left to do: Pike’s Peak. In the last few years, Whit's been dabbling in enduro racing with decent success and took first place in the 2018 Big Mountain Enduro men’s expert class in Aspen.