My name is Gene Meade and I am a trail and ultra runner from North Carolina. I am also a fitness instructor and Vice President of the North Carolina Road Runners Club. I enjoy being outdoors, and in addition to running ultra races, I enjoy cycling, hiking and mountain biking. In 2012, I competed in a [...]
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I consider myself a rare fifth generation native of Las Vegas, Nevada. For the past 11 years, I’ve managed apartment communities in and around Las Vegas. As single mom, I love the outdoors and playing in the sun. From an early age, I enjoyed many activities including gymnastics, dance, swimming and hiking the trails at [...]
I’m your typical working wife and mother of two young children ages 16 months and 3 years. The outdoors has always been a major part of my life, as have many different sports. Throughout childhood, I was a competitive synchronized swimmer and as a teenager competed at the national level. In high school I played [...]
My name is Holly Finley. I’m an international fashion model who has turned professional disc golfer. I started playing disc golf in June of 2011. I played for four short months before moving to Africa for a modeling contract. Unable to play in Africa because of no readily available courses, I planned out my year [...]
As a kayaker and part time instructor, I spend a lot of time on and in the water teaching entry level kayak skills courses and leading tours as well as paddling for fun. I am also an avid mountain and road biker, adventure racer, and occasional alpine mountaineer and rock climber. I’ve summited Mt. Rainier, [...]
Born and raised in central Florida, I grew up spending weekends playing on beaches, exploring fresh water springs and sailing around the Florida Keys - all the while spending countless hours studying the natural world. The underwater realm was my first love and these early experiences helped form a passion for exploration and desire to make a positive impact [...]
Coolibar Athlete Sara Snyder recently returned from a six month 2,663 mile trek from Mexico to Canada via the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through 24 National Forests, seven National Parks, five California State Parks, five Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas as well as other public and private lands. Sara shares her thoughts throughout the long hike.