Jessy Coleman is the first Landloper to join ExploreMore and joined in April 2020. Jessy really understands the importance of being outside, exploring and just having fun. She leads our Hike, Yoga and Brews in the Oak Cliff area as well as some family scavenger hunts to encourage family time outdoors. She also is a beer loving yogi (and has her own yoga company that you can check out here) and an avid trail runner.
When asked why the outdoors are important to her, Jessy said "Community is one piece of it. The other is it’s a way to find yourself. It’s coming out of the normal day to day life and realizing who you really are, not what your environment tells you you are. I’ve had some pretty awesome experiences with hand drawn maps from someone in a community center in a small Colorado town trying to find a trailhead and then it raining and when I wanted to cry just burst out laughing. Also, if you are climbing a 14er perhaps and you can see all around you, just being in awe that your little tiny body got you to the top and you get to see way outside of what may be a concrete jungle. Goes back to mindset. The outdoors let you remember who you really are as a human.
I want to be a landloper because I want to help people get a taste of those experiences that I’ve described. It’s a basic human need and it’s so overwhelming. If someone can get a taste of that and bring it to their everyday life, that would be something that can spread to others and remind us all that we’re all human. Kindness really and truly comes from that. My trail community has been there for me way more than sometimes my blood family. People need to feel connected."
Jennifer Kimble is an certified running coach and ultra trail runner, yoga teacher, backpacker and over all explorer! Jennifer has led hike, yoga and brews and trail running clinics and in April, Jennifer starts the Appalachian trail and we are so excited to follow her journey and support her as she explores more. You can follow her journey here.
When asked why the outdoors are important to her, Jennifer said "Because that is where I feel the most alive, and the most connected to my soul. Also- I think that nature is literally the best medicine for everything. I love to travel, to climb the highest mountains and to find my strong. It is a place where I can truly breathe."
When asked why she wants to be a Landloper, Jennifer said "I feel like it is my mission to get people to get out and play! I have been wanting to do this for so long now, and am so happy to have found [ExploreMore]".
Jeremy Magee is an avid outdoorsman with tons of experience in the backcountry and enjoys hiking, backpacking and mountain biking. He has his Wilderness First Responder certification and helps with many backcountry guides and workshops with ExploreMore. He has big goals to be a professional backcountry guide and we are so glad he is on our team.
When asked why the outdoors are important to him, Jeremy said "I find that being outdoors allows me to truly be myself-it is where I most come alive. It also enables me to enjoy the good times and develop the fortitude and perseverance to make it through the perhaps “not-so-good” times (such as getting rained on all day 😊)."
Jeremey said he wanted to be a Landloper because "to put it simply, one of my professional goals is to lead others on guided hikes, and since ExploreMore offers this it seems like a perfect fit!"
Jeremy also has 2 YouTube pages called OutdoorMan and That Mountain Biking Life.
Shelley is our newest Landloper and is passionate about practicing mindfulness in the outdoors. She is also passionate about getting families and kids outdoors. She leads our hiking meditation events and hike and craft events. Shelley enjoys gardening, hiking and playing outside with her 5 year old.
When asked why the outdoors are important to her, Shelley said "
The outdoors are so important to overall health and provides so many benefits, but also, it is a bit nostalgic for me. I have so many happy memories from childhood of playing outdoors with friends, camping and cabin trips with my family and hiking through the woods at my grandparents. The woods brought me so much peace and happiness that anytime I find woods to hike in as an adult, I immediately feel calmer."
Shelley said she wants to be a Landloper because "I absolutely loved the hikes I did with ExploreMore and loved that I could bring my daughter. I immediately thought, I want to be a part of offering this in my area! I loved both hikes... I also love yoga and meditation and opening the hike with that was perfect."