Hike Leader Profiles

Steven Benson

I lead the fast rambles on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting a 6 pm from REI in the Pearl. Join me for about 8 miles of ...

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Gary Bishop

Born and raised in Portland I feel very fortunate to have the wonderful Pacific Northwest in my backyard. I've been a Climb Leader since 2012, ...

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Sherry Bourdin

Hike Leader sine 2002

Mazama Outing Leader

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Bob Breivogel

I joined Mazamas in 1982, started leading climbs in 1988. Over 300 Mazama climb leads, including all the 16 peaks. I also have lead over ...

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Rex Breunsbach

I like to hike. A Mazama since 2011.

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Susan Brickey

Love being in the out of doors. Enjoy both being alone in nature and sharing it's beauty and wonder with others. Trained as an Oregon ...

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Alice Brocoum

Love to hike, also enjoy painting and reading...

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Ellen Burns

I am a retired Registered Nurse who likes to spend time outdoors. Hiking is my favorite outdoor activity, followed by kayaking and biking. I joined ...

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Taylor Courier

Robotics engineer, park ranger, software engineer, photographer. Love being outside, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and providing the opportunity for others to experience the natural ...

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Rick Craycraft

I've been a Mazama member for 36 years. I have climbed consistently most of that time. I consider myself a "middle level" climber. I have ...

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Tom Davidson

Who am I? – Well I’ve been a member of the Mazamas since 2002 and, after retiring, went crazy hiking and then figuring out climbing ...

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Keith Dechant

AYM hike leader and committee member. Explorer of obscure places. I've been to 29 countries and 49 US states. I've climbed one of the seven ...

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Bill Dewsnap

I’ve been a Mazama since 1983. I’m a current Outing & Hike Leader and past Climb Leader.

I have taken Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Climbing ...

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Sue Dimin
  • basic climbing school 1994
  • Assistant with BCEP about 15 years
  • ICS 1996 and 2001
  • Hike leader
  • on several committees over the years including outings, ...
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Thomas Dodson

I have been climbing since age 17 and learned to climb from a friend who I met after he returned from Denali. We climbed mostly ...

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Kate Evans

The Mazamas have been an important part of my life since 1994. I have hiked and climbed, including the 16 Peaks, and taken classes: ICS, ...

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Jay Feldman

I lived for many years on Oahu and hiked with the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club. I thoroughly enjoy the different types of hikes here, ...

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Dyanne Foster

I have enjoyed climbing with Mazamas for many years, after loving my first climb on Hood and became hooked. I love to hike (am a ...

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Mark Fowler

Have been active in the outdoors most of my life, Mainly focus on hiking and mountain climbing today.

Mazamas Hike leader

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Bruce Giordano

I became a Mazama in 2006 and took BCEP in 2007. I have also been a Mazama Hike Leader since May of 2017. I regularly ...

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Eric Hall

Legendary hiker, climber, backpacker, paddler, trout bum and friend to the woodland creatures. First climbed with Mazamas in 1986. Joined in 2006. Hike leader since ...

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Martin Hanson

Started hiking late in life (48 years old) and loved the gorge so much it inspired me to do more. Climbed South Sister on the ...

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Shane Harlson

I’m a transplant from the Midwest. Came over here for school in 2003, and haven’t left since. I discovered the Mazamas in 2010, and it’s ...

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Sojo Hendrix

I moved to Portland from Atlanta in 2003 following a 2001 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I had met two fellow thru-hikers who were from ...

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Steven Hooker

Retired SVP & CFO, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield (Cambia Health)

2003-09 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Board, Chair 2008-10

2011-14 Mazama Foundation Board, Chair ...

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Flora Huber

Raised in Portland and went to Chapman grade, Lincoln high, Portland state and Clackamas community college.I have 5 sons and am a widow. Worked in ...

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Aaron Johnson

Born and raised in California and then 6 years in Boston, 1 year in England and now more than 10 years in Oregon. I've picked ...

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Regis Krug

Hike Leader, avid hiker/backpacker. Winter is my favorite time to hit the trails. I'd much rather hike when it's 10 degrees than when it is ...

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Reuel Kurzet

I like exploring new trails for serendipitous discoveries and adventures--especially if that includes views and/or wildflowers.

Climbing since 2000 (A & B climbs); Hiking & ...

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Derrick (Dirk) Lakeman

I like to make it fun for the climbers! I love to teach and really enjoy seeing the excitement on the faces of climbers, especially ...

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Lesley Langan

It's been several years since I updated profile. Happy to report that I still love the outdoors and getting out with friends and meeting others ...

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Sándor Lau

Born in a good mood. I'd rather ski down the mountain. Rarely accused of being shy or taking too few photos. Medium-core outdoor ...

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Jason Linse

Always searching for a new adventure.... Hiking, Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain bikes, Motocross and general adventuring... Oh ya!    "There's no bad weather, just bad clothes"

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Nancy Lloyd

I joined the Mazamas in 1995. I graduated Basic Climbing that year, and climbed Mt. Hood for the first time with Ed Holt. Two years ...

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Don McCoy

I graduated from Purdue University in 1970 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and owned the North Portland Veterinary Hospital until 2012. I retired in ...

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Brett Nair

I started hiking with the Mazamas in the mid-2000s. I joined in 2008 and took BCEP in 2010 with Bill McLaughlin. Go Snakes!

I am ...

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Prasanna Narendran

I love the mountains and would grab any opportunity to go climb/hike one. Been in the PNW for the 4+ years and love it to ...

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David Nelson

I have been a Mazama member since 1990. I’m a previous Climb Leader and enjoyed climbing for several years. I am now exploring the vast ...

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William O'Brien

Originally from Cleveland Heights Ohio have lived in Portland area since 2007.

Joined Mazamas in 2009.

I am a Mazama hike leader and enjoy the ...

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Ken Park

Prior to being involved in the Mazamas, most of my outdoor experience had been hiking in Southern California. Joining the Mazamas and taking the BCEP ...

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Heather Polonsky

Philly area native living in Portland! Recreational runner, happy hiker, casual climber, cycle commuter, pawrent. My hikes can be pretty pupular, as they are open ...

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Richard Pope

Trail maintenance volunteer since 1990, Basic First Aid/CPR current, USFS Crosscut Saw class B certified, qualified hike leader

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Stacey Reding

I’ve been a Mazama since 2013, and I’m currently in LD working towards becoming a climb leader. I love helping and encouraging new climbers to ...

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Matt Reeder

I've spent my life in search of wandering trails, thunderous waterfalls and spectacular views. When I was young my parents and I moved from Illinois ...

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Gary Riggs

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -- Henry David Thoreau

Up until now: I've always loved the ...

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Lisa Ripps
  • Climbing Since: I was a little kid
  • Mazama Leader Since: 2011
  • I Like Climbing On: Everything
  • Mazamas Service: BCEP leader, canyoneering leader/instructor, teaching ICS, AR, used gear sale, ...
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Kirk Rohrig

I'm a native of Flagstaff, Arizona who grew up rafting the great canyons of the Southwest, I moved to Oregon in 2006 and have since ...

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Sharon Ross

I am a physically active, retiree whose retirement activities focus on the out-of-doors. In addition to hiking two to three times/week, I am on the ...

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Richard Sandefur

I joined the Mazamas after circumnavigating the world on a sailboat and travelling out of the country for much of 14 years.

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Angela Schaefer

Moved to PNW in 2014 from Wisconsin and feeling so blessed to have access to these beautiful mountains and activity with the Mazamas.

I completed ...

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Will Schlosser

Excited about meeting new people and challenging myself with the Mazamas. I want to learn and explore all the things outdoors!

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James Selby

Grew up in Midwest doing more canoeing than hiking. Lived in Smoky Mountains 8 years and led hikes there and in Pisgah National Forest. Started ...

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Terry Sherbeck

Joined in 2002.

I have led many hikes, rambles and snowshoes along with several RTMs over the years.

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Leslie Shotola

"Outdoors everyday" is my motto.

A reformed marathon runner, I've stayed active since high school and love hiking and being in nature.

I climbed my ...

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Daniel Smith

Hike leader and climb Mt. St. Helen two times . Lead 50 hikers . Hike Falls Creek Falls 8 miles and 1800 feet and Salmon ...

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Larry Solomon

New York City boy out west to enjoy the mountains.

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Tony Spiering

I like the pure enjoyment and simplicity of hiking in our special NW Oregon environment.

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Bill Stein

I grew up in South Carolina, where I was more drawn to its mountains than its coast. I have lived in Oregon for the bulk ...

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John Sterbis

My wife and I moved to Portland in 2012 after living in several Midwest cities and we love it here. In addition to climbing, I ...

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Silja Tobin

I moved to Portland from New York in October 2017, and I couldn't be happier with life in the Pacific Northwest.

I'm currently one ...

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Joe Whittington

I joined the Mazamas in 1978 after climbing Mt. Hood for the first time, and I've been a climb leader since 1991. I have been ...

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David Zeps

Geriatrician, retired as of 2018, love the outdoors. Current hike leader, have been on multiple committees and on council in the past. Joined the Mazamas ...

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Marilyn Zigler

I am a regular at the Rambles and often lead a slower pace group. Taking time to enjoy my surroundings and companionship of fellow hikers ...

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