Outdoor Alliance is excited to welcome Logan Knowles as development associate, and the newest member of our team. We caught up with Logan to ask a few questions.
Tell us a little about how you got to Outdoor Alliance.
As a native of Arlington, Virginia, I have to credit the Blue Ridge Mountains for sparking my initial love of the outdoors. I have had many jobs that let me explore what nature has to offer, but my role as an outdoor guide for Wilderness Adventures pretty much sealed the deal on my love for everything outdoors.
What do you love to do outside?
Kayaking, hiking, and backpacking are definitely at the top of the list. I previously worked as a kayaking guide as well as a counselor leading kids on extended backpacking trips throughout the United States, so I feel nostalgic when I get the chance to take a trip. Especially with D.C. living, getting into the backcountry is something I value and try to do as often as possible.
What are the public lands issues you care most about right now?
It would have to be the Public Land Heist, which is clearly a hot issue right now.
What’s the next place on your bucket list?
I am currently on a National Park kick. I recently got to cross the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park (that’s Zion in the photo!) off my bucket list, which were both awe-inspiring. The US has so much to offer. Glacier National Park is next on my list.
What are you most looking forward to about your new gig at Outdoor Alliance?
Coming from an organization dedicated to planting trees in the local DC area, I am excited to extend my love of the outdoors in providing tools and resources to help protect recreation and lands across the US. I look forward to working with other environmental and outdoor organizations, all with the shared common goal of protecting the places we care about. And, most importantly, getting to connect with like-minded outdoorsy folks along the way.