My name is Katy Severe and I am one of the Branch Ambassadors for Hike it Baby Des Moines. Our branch has been active since 2015 when I helped start it with another mama. I grew up in Eugene, Oregon where I got into hiking and the outdoors in high school when I joined my local Search and Rescue group. Hiking has continued to be a favorite hobby of mine ever since then. We moved to Iowa in 2011, our son was born in 2014, and hiking took on a new meaning for us a family. We wanted our son to grow up appreciating nature and getting outside in it. We love Hike it Baby and all that is has done to help encourage families with young children to get outside.
Ambassador of Des Moines, IA Branch