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.
HANNAH (aka HAM) MAVIS
ISABELLE (aka IBBY) SELMAN
Born and raised in Bend, OR, Ibby grew up enjoying all that the Casacades has to offer. In fact, Ibby loves Bend so much that she transfered to Oregon State University of the Cascades, after attending Colorado Mesa University for a year and skiing for the university. Despite spending more time on the slopes than in the classroom, she recently graduated from OSU Cascades with a B. A in Legal Studies and Public Policy. Ibby hopes to become a lawyer but is working as a caregiver in the meantime. Ibby loves backcountry skiing, nordic skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and setting the slowest known times ( SKT) in trail running. You can generally find her busting a move on the stage of Bend’s local dive bars in her yellow hemp overalls.