2022 Land Stewards: Cameron McArthy

My name is Cameron McArthy and up until now, I’ve been living in St. Louis working freelance in film production.  My passion for hiking, camping, climbing, and nature photography slowly outgrew my love for movies, to the point that I’ve given up filmmaking to pursue a career that allows me to spend more time promoting conservation ethics and responsible outdoor recreation!   Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Omeed Pourboghrat

My name is Omeed Pourboghrat. I grew up in Okemos, Michigan until I was sixteen years old when I moved with my family to Dublin, Ohio in 2015. I went on to finish high school, and later achieved a Bachelor of Arts in History at Ohio State University. I have since a very young age traveled to many different countries and parks within the U.S. and hiked there many trails. These adventures helped me to develop an avid fascination with nature, and within this past year, I have decided to start a career in the industry of conservation.   Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Jakob Moser

I was born on July 4th and I was raised in Yakima, Washington. I have two siblings one older, and one younger. My entire family is involved in the outdoors; growing up there was never a weekend during summer when you’d catch my family at home. We were either out on the lake for the day or camping for the weekend going on OHV trails and hiking. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: William Messick

I grew up in our nation’s capital and was fortunate enough to have easy access to the many small national parks within the D.C. borders. Some of my best memories with friends can be found in these parks as it was really the only place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, even if you could still hear the busses screeching to a stop. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Mariah Marti

I am a recent graduate of WSU, having earned my bachelor’s in environmental science and a minor in biology, with Magna Cum Laude honors. I enjoy hiking along the Pacific Northwest coast, cooking from scratch, playing soccer, watching Marvel, and cultivating indoor plants. I also have two cats named Oreo and Snickers.  Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Savanna Lopez

My name is Savanna Lopez and I was born and raised in rural central Iowa. My love for the outdoors started when I could walk. I grew up on a homestead out in the country and my father is an avid hunter and fisherman and was the first to teach me about land stewardship and how to respectfully enjoy the outdoors and its many benefits. My mother is also an outstanding outdoorswoman and loves to hike and garden. I graduated in 2022 from Iowa State University majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Sustainability. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Frank Saxton

Man’s relation to the outdoors has always been of great significance to me. Having grown up near the Cascade Mountain Range on a small farm in the town of Graham Washington, I was fortunate to have a great wealth of exposure to the outdoors. Raising livestock, hiking, running, hunting, and fishing are activities that I grew up with and continue to enjoy whenever I have a free moment. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Caelan Vielbig

I grew up in the west metro area of the Twin Cities, MN. I spent many summers as I grew up going on expedition canoe trips organized by my uncle and mother. I had very mixed feelings about them when I was young, but looking back appreciate them as an important part of my life. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Alexander Golman

Hello, my name is Alexander, and I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended Southern Illinois University from 2014 to 2019 and studied architecture, landscaping, and history. Currently, I am in Chicago as a landscape designer for a high-end residential firm. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Jacob Boak

I grew up in Texas but moved to Carnation, WA during the latter half of my childhood. I have many siblings and soon began experiencing the beauty of the PNW with my family – mostly my father and brothers.  Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Tanner Blake

My name is Tanner Blake and I love being outside. I grew up in Renton, Washington, riding mountain bikes, and when I was 13 my family moved to Cle Elum. While living in Cle Elum I learned that I really enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and nature photography, so when it came time to graduate from high school I decided to take a gap year in order to travel a bit. Continue Reading…

2022 Land Stewards: Bridget Motiff

I grew up in northern Wisconsin, on the south shore of Lake Superior where I was able to explore and foster a passion for the outdoors. I spent a lot of my free time on the water and in the forest with my younger brother, which made me realize how much I value the land and life around me. Continue Reading…

Ellen Thompson

Ellen grew up in Arcata, California surrounded by redwoods and close to the ocean. During her free time, Ellen enjoys exploring the forest and surfing the waves of the Pacific. She loves visiting National Parks where she has seen amazing rock structures, giant trees, and the deepest lake in the United States. She is glad spring is here and she can start planting in her garden again. She loves cooking with fresh veggies that she grew herself. Ellen double majored in Environmental Resources Engineering and Studio Art at Humboldt State University. She is passionate about renewable energy as well as printmaking.