Who: Amanda Goad, founder of Wild Women’s Project
What: Living in a rural mountain town is tough. Whether you’re doing the Durango Tango and only staying for the season or making a go of it full time, there’s always the looming question of “How do I build a life and a lifestyle in the mountains?” Amanda, co-founder of Wild Women’s Project and BoldBrew, both in Durango, thinks it starts with one simple concept, “having the will to not wait for the right time, but to create the right time.” But where do we start? And most importantly, how do we foster more women leaders in our rural mountain communities?
Join us for coffee and a hike. We’ll discuss these challenges and advantages, while connecting with other like-minded women making a life for ourselves in Durango.
Where: Smiley Cafe & Durango’s Rim Trail
When: March 30, 8am Coffee & Networking at the Smiley Cafe; 9am Hike on the Rim Trail
Who: Alison Gannett & the Outdoor Industry Panel Discussion
What: Alison Gannett is an Osprey athlete, World Champion freeskier, professional mountain-biker, self-sufficient farmer, and founder of numerous nonprofits including Save the Snow. There’s a good chance you’ve seen in her numerous movies, TV shows, and glossy magazine shoots. Alison advocates for the environment and sustainable living, runs the KEEN Rippin Chix Camps, and has fought a malignant brain tumor since 2013 by pursuing a ketogenic diet and healthy lifestyle change.
Outdoor Industry Panel Discussion
Meet the women behind the brands you love: entrepreneurs, product coordinators, & marketing professionals. We’ll discuss issues, challenges, and opportunities for women in the outdoors. Featuring: Erika Canfield (Director of Marketing at Outdoor Research), Rosie Mansfield, (Product Line Professional at Osprey Packs), Angie Robinson (Vice-President of Darby Communications), Jenny Vierling (co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition), Jeannie Wall (alpinist and Product Consultant at Outdoor Research), & Kelly Watters (founder of Western Rise). Moderated by National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin.
Where: The Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO
When: March 30, 6-8pm