Expedition Leaders

Julie Fast Bio

Julie Fast

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Have you ever looked up at the stars in a new country with new friends and ...
Tess McEnroe Bio

Tess McEnroe

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Originally from Minneapolis, Tess grew up playing on the many lakes in Minnes...
TJ Bice Bio

TJ Bice

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

TJ hails from the rolling hills and vineyards of California, on a tiny patch of ...
Gemara Gifford, Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Gemara Gifford

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Gemara Gifford (gem-uh-ruh), or “Gem,” is a Colorado Native originally from ...
Josh Beecher, Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Josh Beecher

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Josh Beecher is an avid explorer, outdoor adventure photographer, and whitewa...
Cindy Mergen hiking the great wall of China

Cindy Mergen

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Cindy Mergen found her love for adventure growing up in the Ozark Mountains of ...
Rachel Strommen

Rachel Strommen

Scholarship Programs Coordinator, No Barriers Youth

For Rachel, her work with No Barriers is the perfect combination of her two ...
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Drew Doty

Educational Partnerships Manager, No Barriers Youth

To put it simply, Drew joined No Barriers because he loves exploring the ...

Julia Breul

Operations Coordinator, No Barriers Youth

Julia first developed an appreciation for the natural world when growing up in ...
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Stephanie Jackson

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Steph is Tódich’ii’nii, Bitterwater clan born for Kinłichíí’nii, Red ...
Sean standing in the rainforest with binoculars

Sean Hoppes

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Sean grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, spending much of his time exploring ...
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Kelly McGrath

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Find love in chaos. This was a message Kelly heard from a student while rafting ...
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Katie Crosley, PhD

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Katie Crosley hails from Noblesville, Indiana, where childhood camping and ...
Julia standing in the water

Julia Violet Johannesen

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Growing up in the “Sunshine State” of Florida and “The Natural State” ...
Jenny standing on top of a summit with her arms up

Jenny O'Connell

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

A keen sense of curiosity, adventure, intuition, and spontaneity informs the ...
Cazo standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon

Cazo Seronde

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Brian rafting in the Grand Canyon

Brian Miller

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Brian Miller is originally from Los Angeles, California. After getting a travel ...
Alexa hugging a cow

Alexa Stickel

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Youth

Alexa was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and moved to Miami, Florida, when she ...