Gabe grew up exploring the landscapes of northern California, traveling throughout the state to backpack, hike, paddle, and climb. After studying Environmental Science at UCLA, he pursued his passion for connecting people with nature as an outdoor educator, before heading back to school for an MA in International Environmental Policy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey).
Following various conservation (and climbing) adventures with The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, and IUCN throughout California, Chile, and Jordan, Gabe has landed in a part of the American West he has always been inspired to explore and protect. He is excited to build relationships within the outdoor recreation and technology industries and works to connect these communities with the public lands that make this state unique and its economy strong. When he’s not working on public lands protection, Gabe is likely off seeking Type 2 fun in the mountains or teaching for the National Outdoor Leadership School.