2015 Recreation Northwest EXPO Featured Speakers
Krissy Moehl. Life in Motion
Krissy Moehl, Life in Motion: TRAVEL. EXPLORE. RUN. EAT. LIVE.
As a professional ultra-distance trail runner, Krissy travels the globe as an ambassador to the sport. She’s also an Event Promoter for Runner Girl Races (including Chuckanut 50K) and a Coach. She is sponsored by Patagonia, Patagonia Footwear, UltrAspire, First Endurance, Pro-Tec is a Udo’s Oil Ambassador.
Krissy is a dynamic speaker who loves her sport and shows it through her approach to life. Get a sneak peak of her personality in her Tedx Overlake 2011 video. Check our her Media Library for videos, photos and stories. Follow her on Facebook/Krissy Moehl.
The North Cascades:
Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby
Two of the books authors will be presenting this new book featuring inspiring speakers and stirring photography will transport you to the majestic peaks and lush river valleys of Washington’s North Cascades.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author William Dietrich takes us on an imaginary hike through the region, explaining the rich history and future challenges facing this remote yet accessible ecosystem, while guidebook author Craig Romano details day hikes, bicycle rides, paddling expeditions, ski outings, and car-camping options in the region. Gary Snyder shares a piece from his North Cascades journals. Profiles of people who characterize the landscape, written by the North Cascade Institute’s Christian Martin, an inspirational foreword by Richard Louv, and inspiring color photographs by the likes of Steph Abegg, Paul Bannick, Ed Cooper, Ethan Welty, and Art Wolfe, among others, bring the region to life. Order your copy ahead of time at Village Books.com – North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby.
William Dietrich is a career journalist, novelist, and author of Northwest environmental non-fiction on the spotted owl battle, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River. Newspaper stories included the eruption of Mount St. Helens, Hanford, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize with the Seattle Times. His non-fiction has won the Washington Governor’s Award and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. His best-selling Ethan Gage adventure series has been published in 28 languages.
He was raised in Tacoma, reported from Bellingham, Olympia, Vancouver, and Seattle, and lives in Anacortes. Visit his website at williamdietrich.com.
Christian Martin is a freelance writer whose stories have been published in a broad range of periodicals including The Georgia Review, Sierra Magazine, Cascadia Weekly, Crosscut, Anchorage Press, and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Martin specializes in outdoor writing with a focus on natural history, environmental issues, adventure travel and nature literature.
One of his ongoing projects is interviewing leading western authors such as Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich, and Sherman Alexie. He also serves as communications coordinator for the North Cascades Institute. Born and raised in the Seattle area, Martin has called Bellingham home for the past fifteen years. Visit his blog at www.moontrolling.com.
Past Speaker Videos:
2014 Recreation Northwest EXPO Speaker – Heather “Anish” Anderson video!
2014 Recreation Northwest EXPO Speaker – Brandon Nelson video!
April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.