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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Kaiwen Lee

Washington Chapter Manager

Co-founder

Chris Liu

Washington Partnerships Lead

Daniel Shinwoo Kim

Washington Event Coordinator

Yvan Tran

Washington Communications Lead

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Erica Rickard

Washington Event Coordinator

Tiffany Sevilla

Washington Programs Co-Lead

Tammy VuPham

Washington Programs Co-Lead

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Giselle Cummings

Colorado Chapter Manager

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Francis Li

Colorado Event Coordinator

Oregon

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Jay Horita

Oregon Chapter Manager

Los Angeles

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Christina Roh

Los Angeles Chapter Manager

Vermont

Lauren Pomerson

Vermont Chapter Manager

Amelia Tarren

Vermont Chapter Manager

National

Christopher Chalaka

Executive Director
Co-founder

Grace Fan

Communications Manager