About Us

Welcome

Outdoor Asian is of a different nature.

Our vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

Our relationship with nature is multifaceted and ever-evolving. We gather around the fire to share stories with each other and build friendship.

We unearth our ancestors' histories within nature and the environment. Labor, art, spirituality, recreation, and diaspora are part of our families' stories.

We come from many different places and we aim to pay our respects to the Indigenous homeland we live on.

Our paths intertwine and intersect. Identities are intersectional and complex. We are diverse in gender, sexuality, race, culture, language, ability, citizenship and class.

We are hikers, but we also forage for mushroom, rockhound, climb, surf, fish, hunt and build sand castles. And sometimes, we just stay home.

Join us around the bonfire.

Read more about our values and what we do.

Outdoor Asian Team

Washington

Colorado

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Christopher Chalaka

Executive Director

Co-founder

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Joan Hong

Development Director

Co-founder

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Kaiwen Lee

Washington State Chapter Manager

Co-founder

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Mariko Ching

Co-founder

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Esther Chang

Washington State Event Coordinator

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Rebekah S Graham

Washington State Event Coordinator

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Collin Tasaka

Washington State Event Coordinator

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Sara Wang

Washington State Event Coordinator

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Jamie Diaz

Colorado Chapter Manager

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Giselle Cummings

Colorado Event Coordinator

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Francis Li

Colorado Event Coordinator

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Eddy Kim

Risk Management Advisor

Oregon

Los Angeles

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Jay Horita

Oregon Chapter Manager

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Christina Roh

Los Angeles Chapter Manager

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