who helps us
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.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOUTH
Nina grew up in Golden, Colorado where she discovered her love for the outdoors. She chose to attend college in Bozeman because of its access to the outdoors and its academic programs. Nina graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Biochemistry and Hispanic Studies. During her time at MSU she was on the executive board of Backcountry Squatters as the treasurer. In her free time, Nina enjoys biking, hiking, climbing and skiing. She is also passionate about getting other girls outdoors. Nina currently works at Planned Parenthood as a health center assistant to gain medical experience before applying to school to become a physician’s assistant.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NORTH
Erin moved to Bozeman from Northern Wisconsin to pursue a degree in Exercise Science at Montana State University. Being from Wisconsin, she looked to Backcountry Squatters to help her get involved in the activities that the Montana Mountains provided. After graduating, Erin realized that she still wants to be a part of this organization and she is excited to use her personal experience to encourage more women to join, the oftentimes, intimidating outdoor community. Outside of Erin’s professional world, you can find her mountain biking, skiing, running or enjoying good food and beer with friends.
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.