Meet our Ambassadors

Meet the incredible people bridging a gap in the protection of public lands in Central Arizona.

Julie Bridwell
IG: @desertmoon.wanderer

“Nature and the outdoors (to me) means being a member of a universal community. I feel charged and hold incredible responsibility for our preservation and evolution. In all of Mother Nature’s beauty… the concatenation of biological incident and accident, her busy work of managing coexistence, she sees me, teaches me and holds a place for me.” Read bio…

Jaymee Bohannon
IG: @jaymes_blythe

“As more beautiful outdoor spaces become exposed and easier to access, more focus should turn to protecting them. There is a need and place for this on social media. If we can communicate in a fun, positive way that is also inclusive, we can make a difference in how these beloved outdoors spaces are being treated.” Read bio…

Lisa Hankinson
IG: @arizona.wildermiss

“Social media has brought a lot of attention to many unique locations that people wouldn’t otherwise know about.  As more and more people recreate on our public lands, our outdoor spaces are increasingly at risk.  So, I believe that posting photographs of alluring places comes with a responsibility.  We must also educate our viewers in order to ensure our natural areas are protected, conserved, and sustained.” Read bio…

Benita Hogue
IG: @capturing_the_outdoors

“Social media has had a bad reputation for leading to the degradation and overcrowding of the trails and the outdoors. But, social media can also be a force for good as well. By posting pictures on social media, we’re inspiring others to experience the outdoors. As more people learn about and become interested in exploring the incredibly amazing preserves, forests, deserts and National Parks, my biggest hope is that others who get to experience these wonderful places for themselves.” Read bio…

Sean McClue
IG: @az_chuckwalla

“As part of the City of Phoenix Planning Commission back in the early 1970s, my father helped establish the Phoenix Mountain Preserve in the Central Corridor, including Camelback Mountain which was our family’s favorite place to hike. He taught us the value preserving these special places from over development for future generations so that they could experience the same places we enjoyed as a family.” Read bio…

Isaiah Ortiz
IG: @isaiah.ortiz_

“Nature and the outdoors (to me) means being a member of a universal community. I feel charged and hold incredible responsibility for our preservation and evolution. In all of Mother Nature’s beauty… the concatenation of biological incident and accident, her busy work of managing coexistence, she sees me, teaches me and holds a place for me.” Read bio…

Rebeca Rodriguez
IG: @8tskid

“With my photos I hope to share lessons learned along the way (the good and the bad) to help others out in their journey with the outdoors. Through social media I also share causes and events that are close to my heart. As a community we can impact the places we love to recreate in. The more people that get involved in decisions involving our public lands, the better!” Read bio…