ADVENSPIRATION + WISDOM
FROM YOUR GALS WITH LOVE
Every now and then a person comes around and shakes things up, makes you think differently, and inspires you to look at the world through a new lens. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be surrounded by game changers, who have all joined the WHOA family, and make up our team of Group Adventure Leaders (GALs). Their awesomeness and adventure-wisdom is too good not to share with the world. So, without further ado, meet the fifteen incredible ladies who are leading women on wild adventures during our 2018-19 adventure season and setting the world on fire along the way!
"These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb"
– Najwa Zebian
Adrenaline Junkie + Social Justice Advocate + Sun Worshiper
Time and tide wait for no man, so if not now, when?
Wannabe fisherman + Old people supporter + Sound & color lover
“Let me fall if I must fall.
The one I will become
will catch me.”
– The Baal Shem Tov
Word Wizard + Creative Selfie Sorcerer + Sour Patch Kids Addict
"Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are."
– Mandy Hale
Ski Bunny + Gym Rat + Labradoodle Mom
It’s about the journey, not the destination. This reminds me to be intentional and enjoy every step and every moment of every day.
Outdoor Educator + Puppy Lover + Ice Cream Aficionado
Be relentless in the
pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
Food Enthusiast + Queen of Sarcasm + Wanderer
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Organizer Extraordinaire + Goal digger + Feminist
"Jobs fill your pockets,
but adventure fills
– Jamie Lyn Beatty
Photo obsessed + Mom to Furry & Human Babes + Collector of Random Percussion Instruments
"Just where you are, that is the place to start."
– Pema Chodron
Such a perfect reminder to not be overwhelmed by what lies ahead.
Dancing Fiend + Long Distance Runner + Imbibing expert
Because tomorrow will come and the sun will rise.
Optimist + Software Engineer + Big Fan of a Good Sing-a-long
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
– Katharine Hepburn
Gardener Extraordinaire + Super Nanny + Everyday Badass
“If anything’s easy, it’s not likely to be worthwhile”
– Hubert Humphrey.
I remind myself that if I'm afraid of an impending challenge, it means something great is about to happen.
Rock Climber + Photographer + Cheeseburger Addict
"If not, why not"
– Shirley Close
My nana was a huge source of inspiration to me growing up and this was her catch phrase. It's a way of looking at life for all it has to offer and not shying away from people or circumstances due to fear.
Roller Derby Beast (Savage Patch Kid) + Expert Dog Sitter + Gardener
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
– Mark Twain
Geography Nerd + Cider Enthusiast + Grammar Policewoman
"It's not WHAT you choose to do, but that you DO choose something."
My art teacher and mentor said this to me one day when I was indecisive about what to paint...It helped me to get unstuck and just move. This experience has continued to help me get out there and DO stuff!
Artist & Painter + Digital Nomad + Lucky Mom of 2 Exquisite Daughters
A LOVE POEM TO OUR GALS
You inspire and challenge
You seek and find
Your eyes are open, so too is your mind
You look for what's best, but prepare for the worst
You're compassionate, selfless and put others first
You're each so unique, creative, and daring
But of all the things you are, you are most of all caring
You share your passion for adventure in every location
And you know damn right, it's no vacation
You are WHOA
You're our family, our pride
It's hard to put into words all the joy you provide
So with all of this, we just have one thing to say
We wish you all the HAPPIEST GALENTINE'S DAY!