Member Portraits

January 29, 2020

Ellen Stekert: Trailblazer

Co-op Member Ellen Stekert

One summer in the 1960s, Ellen Stekert planned a backpacking trip with a friend. Then an English professor in her 30s working in Detroit, she had little backcountry experience, but she sought to hike the entire 40 miles of the Greenstone Ridge, which traverses Michigan’s Isle Royale from end to end. And she needed gear. […]

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December 1, 2017

Member Portrait: Ted “Outdoorsy” Lo

Ted Lo

In this series we interview our members and share why they believe a life outdoors is a life well lived. Ted Lo participated in a research project for our REI Co-op Private Brands team, answering questions about how he uses and views his gear in order to shape future REI brand products. He’s been a […]

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November 2, 2017

Member Portrait: Dustin “Cycle Advocate” Scott

Dustin is an 18-year-old bike advocate in Washington, D.C. He leads a monthly social ride called the Colors of Cycling, every first Friday. He most recently won the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Community Organizer Award. He works to get people from all walks of life outside and using the trail systems. Why is getting outside […]

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October 3, 2017

Member Portrait: Ralph “TRLBLZRS” Lee

Originally from Queens, New York, Ralph started hiking in Los Angeles at the age of 26 and never stopped. In 2014 he created TRLBLZRS, an LA-based hiking group aimed at getting people from all walks of life outdoors and connecting them to nature. Why is getting outside important? The most important thing to me is […]

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