1. Where can people follow you online, and who are your followers?

My instagram handle is @the.roaming.randi. My followers are people I know from all walks of life, as well as people who enjoy the outdoors.

2. How long have you been actively using social media to share content?

I have had social media for many years, however, I got more into posting my adventures in the outdoors since 2017.

3. What led you to begin using social media as a platform, and how do your outdoor adventures fit that platform?

I was in junior high/high school when social media became more prevalent. At first, it was just to keep in touch with friends and post pictures of what I would do. 2017 was when I started adventuring and appreciating the outdoors and National Parks more. As time has gone on, especially in more recent years, I’ve started using my instagram account for mostly my outdoor adventures. I have had friends tell me they enjoy seeing my photography and what travels I get into.

4. What does nature and the outdoors mean to you?

I did not grow up hiking or camping. I got introduced to it more in college when I attended Northern Arizona University, then a bit more after college with some friends, and even more so when I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for close to two years. Nature and the outdoors became a form of relaxation and disconnection. My move to Utah was a huge change for me, and being out in nature helped me grow and become more independent.

5. How do you think social media and other communications can influence good stewardship of the outdoors?

Social media and other communications can influence good stewardship of the outdoors by sharing the beautiful outdoors and reinforcing Leave No Trace habits to further preserve nature. Being a steward of the outdoors is strengthening the importance of education and protecting our public lands for future generations.

6. What else do you want people to know about you?

I have lived in three states (Arizona, Florida, and Utah) and have lived in Phoenix most of my life, and this is currently my third time living in Flagstaff! I also used to play quidditch and was on the original Northern Arizona University team. And I have been to twelve out of sixty-three National Parks so far!