Adam Cramer, Executive Director
Adam Cramer is the founding Executive Director of Outdoor Alliance, a national coalition of outdoor recreation advocacy groups that has breathed new life into the conservation movement by harnessing the outdoor community’s passion for place and combining it with a modern approach to organizing and digital engagement. During his time as Executive Director, Adam has brought new sensibilities to conservation work that have resulted in hundreds of thousands more acres of protected landscapes, improved management for outdoor recreation, and thousands of outdoor enthusiasts awakened to conservation and advocacy work. He is an avid whitewater kayaker and mountain biker, but is always on the lookout for a good skatepark. Adam lives in Maryland with his wife and two kids.
Louis Geltman, Policy Director
Louis is a lawyer based in White Salmon, Washington, who 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 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. She has a PhD in English, writing articles that reached five or so people; she also once ran a blog that reached a quarter million people. Tania lives in DC and is passionate about the slowest-speed outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, backpacking, and cross-country skiing.
Levi Rose, Data Information Research and Technology Manager
Levi helped build Outdoor Alliance’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab, and currently runs the DIRT Program (short for Data, Information, Research and Technology). A primary driver of the GIS Lab has been the creation of a geographic information system, a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing geospatial data. With GIS and sound science, data is converted into information that is used to drive advocacy efforts, guide policy recommendations, and educate the human-powered recreation community. 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 and partnerships manager
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.
Katie Hawkins, California Organizer
Katie Hawkins spearheads the advocacy and policy efforts for Outdoor Alliance in California. Katie is an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and trail runner. Her passions and love for the Range of Light led her and her family to the heart of the Sierra–Lake Tahoe. From there, she advocates on behalf of the entire state of California and the world of outdoor recreation, which has been a constant presence in her life on both a personal and professional level. She lives in Truckee, California with her husband, adventurous son, and mischievous dog.