United States·December 13 2023
Bend Women's Speaker Series: A FREE Community Event || 6:00-7:30 PM @ EmbarkBOOK NOW
Please join AdventurUs Women, Crow’s Feet, and SheJumps, for the second annual Bend Women’s Speaker Series - “Empowering Women Through Adventure”, held on the second Wednesday of each month at Embark Coworking Community. We are celebrating all things winter on December 13th with a panel discussion on Finding Joy & Adventure in Winter. Our panelists represent a variety of women who LOVE winter and dedicate a lot of their lives to spending time in the snow. We hope their stories will inspire you to explore more this winter! Panelists include: Allison Hartz, Oregon Ski Guides Anna Soens, US Fish & Wildlife Anna Tarlen, Sisters Backcountry Patti Lynch, Snowmobile Search & Rescue The panel will be moderated by Ingrid Granlin of Glide Nordic. When: Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30-7:30pm (Doors open @ 6pm) Where: Embark Coworking Community - 2843 NW Lolo Drive, Bend Come ready to buy some raffle tickets and win sweet swag in support of SheJumps and AdventurUs Women scholarships! Entry is free and complimentary beverages will be provided by Crux Fermentation Project and Deschutes Brewery
SPEAKERS & SPONSORS
Alli has been living and ski touring in Central Oregon for twelve years. She works as a ski guide and avalanche course instructor for Oregon Ski Guides and Three Sisters Backcountry. She loves all varieties of sliding downhill on snow, from waist deep powder days to skimo racing and spring volcano skiing. She is working toward earning her ski guide certification through the American Mountain Guides Association. She was inspired to pursue a career as a ski guide after participating in the She Jumps Alpine Finishing School, which was her first time meeting women guides. She loves seeing women take the lead and empower each other in the backcountry.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury in a rock climbing accident in 2015, Anna has been pushing boundaries as a paraplegic athlete. With crews of support, she gained the first female paraplegic ascent of Mt Hood in 2018 and the first paraplegic ascent of Mt Baker the following year. Her continued (sit)skiing endeavors help raise the bar of expectation for what "disabled" looks like. Passionate about empowering people to find their joy and challenge in the outdoors, Anna is heavily involved with Oregon Adaptive Sports and other organizations across the country that promote outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Anna works full-time as a wildlife biologist in Bend and lives with her husband, cattle dog, and four fat chickens.
I like to spend time outside, preferably on a bike or skis, in the forest. I grew up in California, moved to Oregon in 2001 and have prioritized adventures and exploring for most of my adult life. My husband Jonas is my adventure buddy and best friend. Our dog Ursa is our doggy daughter and in charge of most things. Together we operate Three Sisters Backcountry, a ski hut business in the Deschutes National Forest.
Retired police officer and volunteer for Search and Rescue. I have been part of many teams over the years including Medical, Mountain Rescue, and Air Ops. I’m currently the Team Coordinator and trainer for the ATV Team, a trainer for the Snowmobile Team, a Field Trainer, and a member of the Incident Management Team.
Ingrid Granlin, grew up Nordic ski racing in Smithers, British Columbia. Her love for winter and skiing started as early as she could walk. In college she began coaching kids then worked as a coach training facilitator, teaching coaches in BC and Alberta for the National Coaching Certification Program and Cross-Country BC. She’s since moved away from coaching and more towards instructing technique to adults and children in both the US and Canada. She gained her level III certificate for both the Canadian National Association of Ski Instructors (CANSI) and the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Instructor. Ingrid has taught as a professional instructor for over 25 years in Canada, the US and Switzerland. She currently teaches private lessons via Bend Endurance Academy for various camps around the west. Her ski school, Glide Nordic offers group and private lessons for all ages and abilities.
AdventurUs Women is a women-owned and led company dedicated to providing opportunities for women of all ages, races, sizes, backgrounds and experience levels to learn new skills and try outdoor activities in beautiful environments. We strive to create affirming learning environments that encourage friendship and skill building while connecting with nature in stunning locales.
We provide affirming and supportive spaces for women to learn and explore in the outdoors.We create experiences that encourage fun, laughter and friendship.We welcome women of all ages, race, size, background, and experience levels.
We welcome participants of all gender identities and expressions who feel that a women’s retreat is the right space for them.We embrace nature as our classroom, leading with compassion.We share knowledge as a way to empower, inspire, and build confidence in outdoor skills.
SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities
Partnering with nature, SheJumps creates safe, educational outdoor experiences for girls and women that nurture growth and transformation.
SheJumps is an inclusive organization. They welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. SheJumps strives to be an ally in the fight against racism and acknowledges that our events and programs take place on traditional, unceded Indigenous lands.
Learn more at: https://www.shejumps.org
A Mountain Collective is an equipment sales/service/information hub, selling the best products available for both your backcountry ski and cycling excursions.
At CROW'S FEET, we make it our mission to look beyond conventional thought and practice, to bring quality and innovation together in a space that welcomes all people. We are inspired by the artists, bike makers, ski builders, crafts(wo)men, whose work manifests in the form of delicious beauty… and we seek to share that inspiration through unrelenting stoke, coffee, beer, bikes, skis and snowboards.
Learn more at: https://crowsfeetbend.com
The Nature of Work
We are so grateful to Embark for providing the space for our Speaker Series.
Embark started as a dream for Ruffwear’s Will Blount and Patrick Kruse. In 2016, they realized the company was outgrowing their current space and they’d need to expand. Entrepreneurs at heart, they envisioned an opportunity to give back to the start-up spirit in Bend, and the idea of creating a coworking space to support up-and-coming companies, expose Ruffwear team members to new ideas, and foster community was born.
The doors open at 6pm and we will start at 6:30 pm!