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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 20 with Brandon Sevilla

Brandon Sevilla shares his Outdoor Outreach storyOutdoor Outreach is home to me. It is where I can find my second family. Its a place where people are treated as equals and everyone gets a chance to explore the world they live in.  My biggest challenge when I started with Outdoor Outreach was trying new things. I […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No.18 with Morgan Justice-Black

Morgan Justice-Black shares her Outdoor Outreach story“Outdoor Outreach for us as a corporate partner has two meanings. One, It’s an opportunity to engage our employees and their families to build stronger relationships with each other through outdoor activities where they have to work together. Second, the opportunity that OO provides to students to not only […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 17 with Lawrence Vallejos

Gaining Access, Finding Passion“I’ve always wanted to be an outdoors person, you know, exploring nature, and doing adrenaline rushing activities, but the part of town that I grew up in, and the stereotypes I was exposed to, became the significant obstacles. As Nate mentioned, we don’t have much exposure to nature in Southeast San Diego […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 14 with Deven Kosar

Deven Kosar on Being a Positive Influence for YouthOn Deven’s first trip paddle boarding with Outdoor Outreach, he felt like he was walking on water. He had always had an interest in the outdoors but never had the means to get outside. He loves sharing his connection to the outdoors and always tries to be […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 13 with Jesse Delgado

Confidence through MentorshipJesse’s journey with Outdoor Outreach started on a Big Bear snowboarding trip in 2001, after which he became a senior instructor in the field. To him, Outdoor Outreach is a family and a support group for those who need it most. “Outdoor Outreach showed me that there was more to life than what I […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 11 with Ivonne Santiago

Seeing Snow for the First Time with Ivonne SantiagoIvonne’s life has been colored by her undocumented status. She was constantly told no, that she had to stay indoors. “I would hear my friends making plans for the weekend knowing I couldn’t go along. I would also hear how excited they were to visit their families […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No.12 with Ben McCue

Ben’s Favorite Part About Outdoor Outreach…“One of my favorite parts of Outdoor Outreach is being out in the field and seeing one of our participants accomplish something or discover something new about themselves for the very first time… And I think it’s really moving because it shows the sheer potential of our participants to change […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 16 with Andrew Gottlieb

Andrew Gottlieb shares his Outdoor Outreach storyAndrew Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of No Typical Moments. He first got his company involved with Outdoor Outreach when he took his team on a trip with Leadership Program participants in 2017. He said that the reason he continues to bring his team on quarterly Outdoor Outreach […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 10 with Vincent Culliver

Vincent Culliver on challenging the youth he works with through Outdoor OutreachVincent, started his journey with Outdoor Outreach as a Leadership Program participant and is currently a part-time field instructor while also balancing his time as a lab technician at UCSD. He continues to connect with youth as a field instructor, providing them with the […]
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