Meet Us

Meet the Team

Ramsey

Ramsey

I was born & raised in NE Iowa in Cresco. Growing up on the edge of a small town with lots of land was great! I got to spend lots of time outside playing in nature. Whether it was just walking the dog, making forts in the woods, or planting trees, I was always outside. When I got older I got a job working at a local grocery store & joined the management program which moved me down to the Quad cities. I was no longer in a small town. I went from a town of 5,000 – 500,000. It was definitely a change that took a while to get use to! Living in an apartment with no free land close to me made me miss home a lot. After a few years down there I got transferred to Fairmont, MN with my store. I moved to a new place with a little bit of land & right on the edge of town so I got to see deer & wildlife periodically which was fantastic. That’s when I began contemplating moving to Colorado. I always loved the thought of living there, with a great mixture of city & nature. I gave Iowa one last chance, this time in Sioux Center, but only lasted a year there before I had to move. So Jan 1, 2014 I started the process to move out to Colorado, visiting & looking for jobs & a place to live. By April, I had everything set & by the end of May I did it! The first year was amazing beyond words. I went hiking, biking, & rock climbing. I finally got to be back in nature again & was loving it. In May 2015, I met Heather & it changed both of our lives forever. We both have the same dreams & passions & bring out the best in each other. Now, the real journey begins!

Heather

Heather

My passions center around the beauty of the natural world. We’re so lucky to have our National Lands & Parks & I love exploring them & road tripping between them. I’m a strong advocate of protecting these natural lands. When I’m not exploring the wilderness, I’m working as a biogeoscientist & educator. This background makes observing the natural landscapes & ecology all the more exciting! I’ve lived in several U.S. states, such as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, California, & Colorado, and I’ve traveled to more than half of the states. Along this journey, I worked in fields such as marketing, research, consulting, & education. My passions center around my never-ending quest to learn more & educate others in the sciences. I’ve been lucky enough to backpack in Patagonia, plus parts of Canada, & Central & South America. My favorite spots include Mt. Rainier, the Cascades, Yellowstone & Beartooth, San Juan Mountains in Colorado, British Columbia & Jasper in Canada, Tierra del Fuego & El Chalten in South America., & good ol’ NW Montana! After meeting Ramsey, I now have a partner to share these wonderful experiences with. I have far less possessions than most people I know, yet I could not ask for more. The adoration of things does not bring us happiness, but the love for our world & each other opens up doors we could never imagine. Be who you want, go where you want, & just live. Live a life that makes you smile nearly ever second – if not change it immediately. Wake up & smile to be alive, to feel the sun, to make a difference for someone around you. This is happiness. And this is our life.

Lillee dog

Lillee a.k.a Adventure Pooch

I’m an adventurous pooch indeed, already going to over 20 U.S. states & I’ll soon be adding more, as well as Canada! I’m originally from a Florida humane society, where I started life as an abused puppy who ended up in the shelter. None of my brothers & sisters survived – just me. I don’t know how people can be so mean to dogs, but I’m thankful for those of you who care about us. Lucky for me, one day Heather came into the shelter & I put on the cutest show ever because I wanted her to be my mommy. She adopted me & a life-long bond formed. We traveled all over together & she took me to the coolest places to hike. I learned to climb up the sides of rocks when I get really excited (it scares mom when I do this). Then, one day we met Ramsey & we have all been inseparable since. I think we are one of the happiest packs out there! Mom & dad said we’re going to go rescue another dog soon, so I have a furry friend more like me. I thought I was just like mom & dad, so I dont know what they’re talking about. I hope the new friend doesn’t take all the treats & attention. I’ll have a lot to teach her! One afternoon, dad brought home a new backpack for me! Now I get to carry my water, treats, & coat so I can go on the long hikes with mom & dad. I love traveling, hiking, & playing at parks. I even play hide & seek & dance, but usually just for treats! I’ve learned to play in the snow even though I have short hair & was born in the southeast. My coats & boots help! You can read all about my amazing adventures here.