2019 Conference Speakers
She has consulted and led workshops throughout Appalachia, the Rust Belt, and other locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amy served on the Board of American Trails from 2012-17, acting as Board Secretary and Chair of the Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she first grew to love communities and began her work to help improve them.
now Natural Resources Director. He has developed various economic programs that have developed and maintained tribal natural resources in the area of conservation, re-introducing fire into the forest, logging and milling operations, small business development for a highly traveled corridor on Native land, tribal business capacity building to enhance opportunities for small crew thinning projects, farm-agriculture planning for farmer participation in organic product marketing, increased marketing for game and fish opportunities on tribal lands, and eco-tourism opportunities with native food, wildlife viewing, historic tours, and fantastic lodging.
other communication lines in rural New Mexico. She worked with teachers, college instructors, and business leaders to create better job opportunities for local graduates. She also helped bring farmers, conservationists, and communities together to protect New Mexico’s water.
conservation and outdoor recreation boards including the Outdoor Industry Association and Colorado Fourteener’s Initiative. She has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, on NPR and the Today Show and was a nominee for Sporting Good’s Business Woman of the Year.
2018 Conference Speakers
Mayor Caldwell is an avid, accomplished and lifelong outdoor athlete who actively participates in the high-adventure recreation lifestyle of Ogden with his wife, two daughters and Weimaraner.
As a Utah native, she enjoys family, golfing, hiking, kayaking and camping. By far, her favorite adventure is kayaking 80 miles down the remote Escalante River, an excursion that strengthened her lifelong love for the outdoors.
She is a familiar face both behind the scenes and on the front lines of events and trade shows. Devaki is a natural connector throughout her career she has created and maintained long-lasting relationships in every aspect of the industry. Devaki’s professional and personal circles are one in the same and consist of retailers, athletes, brand directors, conservationists, road warriors, and social activists.