Hello! I’m Emily and my hiking partner is Ethan. We have been hiking with Hike it Baby all over Oregon since Ethan was 6 weeks old! I absolutely love being outdoors and was thrilled to find Hike it Baby shortly after Ethan was born. Like many new mothers, I struggled with trying to get motivated to be outside and I also was very lonely after leaving my full time job. On my first hike with Hike it Baby Rogue Valley chapter, I met some amazing parents who shared their stories with me and I instantly felt like I had found a tribe. After relocating back to Eugene, I quickly became involved in our local branch and decided I wanted to be an ambassador. I love the Eugene area and think we have some of the most beautiful outdoor spots in all of Oregon. I love meeting new parents on their first hike and watching them engage with other parents as we share a similar interest – being outside! I look forward to helping grow the Eugene area branch and finding more nature spots to hold hikes and meet ups. Thanks for reading, I hope to see you on the trails!