By gathered in an inspiring safe space, Backcountry Squatters members achieve whatever they put their minds to.
the original stoke-builders
Our regional ambassadors are women who have gained tremendous benefits from Backcountry Squatters and want to help grow this community accross the entire United States
Originally from Vermont, Emily headed west to Montana in search of higher mountains and an education. Emily graduated with honors from Montana State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. When she wasn’t studying you could find her hiking, skiing or mountain biking in the Bridgers or enjoying a mad mile at Bridger Brewing. During her freshman year of college, Backcountry Squatters was created by her friends Andie & Kit and the club quickly became an avenue for her to meet other adventurous girls! Emily has enjoyed watching the evolution and growth of Backcountry Squatters and is excited to be the East Coast Ambassador while she earns her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Boston, MA.
Anna grew up in Snoqualmie, WA and has just moved back to the Seattle area after four years in Bozeman, Montana and recieving a degree in Microbiology. Currently, she is taking a year off to travel and undergo knee surgery before possibly heading to grad school or continuing to work and travel -the decision is yet to be made! During the summers, she works as a commercial fishing deckhand in Bristol Bay and Ketchikan, Alaska. Working on fishing boats can be very challenging, but has taught her a lot about herself and has also enabled her to take the winters off for school, and now for play! She is outgoing, adventurous, a little impulsive and loves to encourage other women to get out and try something new or scary. When she’s not ripping a snowmobile or picking fish, she likes to read, paint, plan trips and keep up with her amazing friends!
Anna is from Olympia, Washington and just graduated from MSU. When she is not at work at Family Outreach, you will likely find her outside looking for powder or grilling veggie burgers with her friends on top of 5.FUN graded climbs. She also has strong passion for indoor plants, trail running, Thai food and naps in the sun.