Meet the Team
Owner, Head Adventure Leader
Her love of rappelling comes from when she went to Costa Rica many years ago and experienced waterfall rappelling for the first time. She was able to rappel down a small waterfall in the US, but then life got in the way and she was unable to pursue anymore trips.
COVID-19 was good to her and she lost 25 lbs. She had the free time to take a last-minute adventure trip, waterfall rappelling and white-water kayaking.
It awakened something inside of her and made her realize the need to have a balanced life, enjoying activities in nature. She began organizing trips, so she had people to go with and soon became the go to person for rappelling trips.
Lori realized the need for organized activities after numerous trips with women who said they didn't have friends who enjoyed outdoor activities. She started Women's Empowerment Adventures to give women an opportunity to connect with other women who share the same passion for adventures in nature.
You will find Lori leading a lot of the rappelling trips and women's retreats. She is also certified in wilderness first aid.
Owner, Wilderness Survival Instructor
Her love of nature came at an early age of building forts in the forest and keeping herself entertained. She got into hiking and camping then went on to managing a camping store and was the go-to person to ask questions. After many years and a few car accidents later, she hasn’t been tent camping or hiking in a while.
Her hobby is a survival prepper and she is always learning some of the newest things. Dana saw the need for educating women in outdoor survival skills and decided to get certified in a 5-day intense wilderness survival course. She is excited to share her love of the outdoors by empowering women and teaching them new skills as well as how to camp.
Dana is a certified wilderness survival instructor and she is certified in wilderness first aid. You will find her at a lot of the camping retreats and some day classes.
She is 54 years old and has been a nurse for 29 of those years. It is her opinion that a career in Nursing should be categorized as an extreme sport. It requires a physical, mental, and emotional capacity that is unparalleled. She understands firsthand the struggle to keep balance in all areas of life. Her lifestyle and career choice deeply impacted her physical and mental health.
“When I gave myself permission to spend more time in nature, it raised my spirits and stretched my mind. I felt alive and inspired. I experienced the incredible healing power of play. There are no limits to the way’s nature heals us and there is endless research in neuroscience to prove it. Now I want to nurture myself and the world around me. I am excited to share my passion for nature and helping you have fun and play outside.”
Kimberly is certified in wilderness first aid.