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.

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our team

Christopher Chalaka

Christopher Chalaka

Executive Director
Co-founder

Grace Fan

Grace Fan

Communications Manager

Tammy VuPham

Tammy VuPham

Washington
Programs Co-Lead

Arunika Bhatia

Arunika Bhatia

Washington
Event Coordinator

Giselle Cummings

Giselle Cummings

Colorado
Chapter Manager

Justin Kim

Justin Kim

Los Angeles
Programs Co-Lead

Amelia Tarren

Amelia Tarren

Vermont
Chapter Manager​

Kaiwen Lee

Kaiwen Lee

Washington
Chapter Manager
Co-founder

Ian Zamora

Ian Zamora

Washington Chapter Manager

Chris Liu

Chris Liu

Washington
Partnerships Lead

Chris Young

Chris Young

Washington
Event Coordinator

Francis Li

Francis Li

Colorado
Event Coordinator

Kevin Rivera

Kevin Rivera

Los Angeles
Programs Co-Lead

Troy Wong

Troy Wong

Texas
Chapter Manager

Jay Horita

Jay Horita

Website & Blog Manager

Tiffany Sevilla

Tiffany Sevilla

Washington
Programs Co-Lead

Daniel Shinwoo Kim

Daniel Shinwoo Kim

Washington
Event Coordinator

Pamela Lim

Pamela Lim

Washington Event Coordinator

Christina Roh

Christina Roh

Los Angeles
Chapter Manager

Lauren Pomerson

Lauren Pomerson

Vermont
Chapter Manager​