Adam Cramer, Executive Director
After practicing big firm environmental law in Washington, D.C., Adam directed his legal skills to help kayakers and climbers with some of their conservation and access matters. Adam began leading Outdoor Alliance in 2006 and has transformed Outdoor Alliance from a clever idea into a vibrant new organization with the ability to inform and shape public lands policy at multiple levels of policy creation and implementation. Adam lives with his young family in Bethesda, Maryland, is an expert whitewater kayaker, avid climber and mountain biker.
Louis Geltman, Policy Director
Louis is a lawyer based in Hood River, Oregon, and runs Outdoor Alliance's policy program. As Policy Director, Louis monitors national policy developments, facilitates coordination among member organizations, and leads Outdoor Alliance advocacy work with research and policy content. Louis is a world-class whitewater kayaker and enthusiastic mountain biker and backcountry skier.
Tania Lown-Hecht, Communications Director
Tania received her PhD in English from the University of Illinois, where she studied space and geography. While in graduate school, she started a blog that garnered over a quarter million hits a month, leading her to discover a love for content development and design that eventually led her out of academia and into nonprofit work. Tania leads communications at Outdoor Alliance, where she gets to tell the funny and engaging stories of why people love getting outside through our campaigns, social media, website, newsletters, and emails. Tania lives in DC and is passionate about the slowest-speed outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, backpacking, and cross-country skiing.
John McCauley, Regional Organizer
John is a climber living in Seattle. He works with climbers, paddlers, mountain bikers, and backcountry skiers to help them protect their favorite places at our networks around the country. Previously, John led organizing, advocacy, and communications campaigns centered on national security issues and before that lived in his car and climbed full time at the New River Gorge. John was born and raised in North Carolina and knows that southern sandstone is the best in the world.
Levi Rose, GIS Analyst
Levi works as the GIS Analyst for Outdoor Alliance. His goals are to enable our community and policy makers to better evaluate, understand and visualize complex geospatial relationships that will result in better policy outcomes for our public lands. His personal philosophy is to maintain a healthy balance of professional life with outdoor pursuits. Like Yvon Chouinard, he believes in a "Let my people go surfing" way of life. Come to work on the balls of your feet, but when the waves are good it's time for a lunch break. When Levi isn’t working, he can usually be found in the mountains on two wheels, on the sharp end, or fly fishing deep in the backcountry.
LOGAN KNOWLES, DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Logan is the Development Associate for Outdoor Alliance, focusing on helping outdoor enthusiasts support intelligent public lands policy creation and implementation. A former kayak instructor and adventure guide, Logan’s passion for the outdoors has taken her to the most beautiful natural areas on the East and West coasts, and everywhere in between. Her enthusiasm and desire to inspire others about the outdoors led to her development work in the non-profit sector. Since graduating from James Madison University with a BS in Geography, Logan has occupied herself with her three loves: spending time outdoors, playing soccer, and collecting every type of map available.