Alyssa comes to Great Old Broads with a passion for wild places and a background in non-profit project management and outdoor education. Most recently she was walking and rock climbing throughout the west for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), teaching environmental ethics, leadership, inclusion, and outdoor skills to a diverse student population. Prior to working in the field, she fostered the NOLS alumni community and directed events across the U.S. as the Alumni Relations Coordinator.

It was at the anti-human trafficking nonprofit Not For Sale that Alyssa first saw the power of grassroots movements while curating content for campaigns, social media, and a unique fundraising initiative that engaged professional athletes. She has a BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas, where she played on the women’s golf team. These days, Alyssa loves connecting with the natural world by way of rock climbing, mountain biking, wildcrafting, or sunbathing on a slab of granite next to an alpine lake, all with her dog Osa.