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  • Jamin Heppell is the a co-creator and leadership coach of Mountains and Marathons, which is a revolutionary leadership development company that focuses on holistic transformation and completes each program with an epic physical challenge, such as running a marathon or climbing a mountain in iconic locations around the world.

    Jamin’s clients have included senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, leaders of international non-profits, founders of multi-million dollar start-ups, leaders in Network Marketing companies, ex-military, industry leaders of real-estate, stay-at-home Mum’s and everyone in between.

    Jamin has been traveling and living nomadically for the last 4 years, visiting and living in over 40 countries and spending most of his time in Asia, Africa and Central America. Jamin has ran a marathon in 6 continents, climbed Mt Everest Base Camp in Nepal, summited Mt Kilimanjaro 8 times, completed 3 ultramarathons, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's highest obstacle course race.

    Jamin is passionate about adventure, authentic relating, healing generational trauma, and exploring what it means to be a leader in this moment in time.

  • Justin has served as both a meditation teacher and a senior policymaker in the US Congress. He is a Harvard-and-Oxford trained specialist in the economics and psychology of wellbeing, who has written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Wired, Time, CNN and others.

    Leigh is a leadership and collaboration consultant with organizations including Harvard, Google, and IKEA. She has led a multi-year program teaching experimental mindsets to multigenerational teams at NASA. Leigh is also a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West.

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  • Bill AllenCo-Owner/Lead Guide

    I feel lucky to have been able to create a life out of pursuing the things that I love to do for over 20 years now. I grew up playing in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, and eventually made it up to Alaska where I found my first guiding job and eventually realized that I might be able to make a living out of it.

    I’ve now been to places that I never dreamed I would ever get a chance to go, climbed all the “7 Summits” twice, stood on top of Mount Everest 3 times. I take great pleasure in sharing those experiences with climbers from around the world. Although I spend most of my time in the San Juans Mountains of Colorado now, Alaska is still in my blood and I’ve guided nearly 30 expeditions on Denali, and expeditions to Mt. Foraker, Mt. Huntington, Mt. Fairweather, and many other peaks in Alaska.

    I manage to get out of the Mountain Trip office just enough that I am able to work as a ski guide in the winter for both heli skiing and as part of our own backcountry ski touring program here in the San Juans. I spend my winters in Ophir, CO with my very understanding wife, Sonja and our boy, Parker. We still spend part of each summer in Alaska running the day-to-day operations of our Denali season.

  • Ashley Reichheld, a principal at Deloitte Digital, works with clients across industries to help them to reimagine their brands and experiences. Ashley believes that building trust is the single greatest opportunity to create competitive advantage. So she created HX TrustIDTM –a groundbreaking measurement tool poised to become the gold standard for evaluating organizational performance—to help companies measure, predict, and build trust with their customers, workforce, and partners. Ashley is the author of The Four Factors of Trust with Amelia Dunlop. AshleyReichheld.com

    Amelia Dunlop, Chief Experience Officer at Deloitte Digital, helps organizations solve their toughest problems using human-equity-centered design to build empathy and trust. Amelia believes in elevating the experience for all humans, including customers, workers, and partners. She received Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Top Women in Technology Award for Excellence in Innovation. She is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work (2021), and co-author of The Four Factors of Trust with Ashley Reichheld (2022). AmeliaDunlop.com

  • Studies have found that 40-60% of high-performing employees fail or underperform when appointed as managers within their first two years on the job. Such situations are costly for both the managers who fear demotions or lose out on salary increases and promotions, as well as the organizations that lose talent and productivity.

    The cause of this high rate of failure is due to the vast majority of new managers never receiving the leadership training they desperately need to succeed in their role.

    Ramona runs The Leadership Accelerator, a 12-week program that coaches first-time managers to become confident and competent leaders who deliver results and who people love to work with.

    Through the program, she has helped hundreds of new managers at startups and leading companies — including Google, Twitch, Asana, Lionsgate, and Dropbox — successfully transition into leadership roles.

    Before becoming a leadership coach, Ramona worked at Partners Group, a global private markets firm with $127B in assets under management and over 1,500 professionals across 20 offices worldwide.

    At the firm, Ramona moved from a Junior Financial Analyst to Vice President in under six years.

  • Mark Silverman is no stranger to overcoming adversity and mastering his own overwhelm. When he was 27, he was homeless, 135lbs, and living in his truck. By the time he was 33, he was a millionaire. Mark is on a mission to take the lessons learned along the way, paired with his business acumen, to help others define and achieve their own successes.

    Mark came to coaching after a successful career in technology, where he generated over $90,000,000 for fast-growing startups by bringing together executives, technical leaders and stakeholders to close complex multimillion-dollar sales. He brings his leadership experience, together with his coach and facilitation training, to his clients helping them achieve sustainable success in all areas of their business and lives. He is the author of the Bestselling “Only 10s 2.0 – Confront Your To- Do List, Transform Your Life” which has sold over 70,000 copies to date.

    Mark helps CEOs and Senior Leadership teams focus on making sure the right work gets done in their organizations. He is also the host of the “Mastering Overwhelm – How To Thrive in Business, Relationship and Life” podcast and working on his third book.

  • Carla is the Managing Director of THAXA, Inc. THAXA works with clients who are pursuing ambitious goals in the business and non-profit sectors achieve greater success through brutal focus. Bringing the best research from performance science to her work with clients, she helps them identify the most critical factors to reaching their goals to maximize their impact.

    Prior to founding THAXA, Carla attended Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Human Biology. She then completed her MD PhD at the University of Washington, researching cancer immunology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Continually passionate about high performance environments, she chose to complete her intern year in the field of general surgery at Stanford University. Following this, Carla returned to Seattle to found THAXA and apply her science background to conversations about performance to benefit clients.

    Outside of work, Carla enjoys running, hiking, and skiing the many trails and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Her community involvement includes being a partner at Social Venture Partners where she has helped launch and moderate a new Jeffersonian dinner series around big ideas and challenges in philanthropy

    Carla is a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation and Seattle Rotary and chairs the Board of Trustees for Bloodworks Northwest.


  • Stephen McGarvey is the author of Ignite a Shift: Engaging Minds, Guiding Emotions and Driving Behavior and Founder & President of Solutions in Mind, and a world-leading authority on unconscious communication, positive persuasion and influencing with integrity. He has worked with businesses around the world to optimize their performance by helping them understand how their staff and their customers think, and what unconscious elements and patterns drive their behavior. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting to a variety of international audiences in a myriad of venues, ranging from the American Psychiatric Association Conference to numerous Fortune 500 companies.

  • Chris Reading is the President and CEO of USPT (USPh). He is been in this position for 18 years. He started his career as a Physical Therapist as a sports ortho PT. He later joined Healthsouth in a management position and then joined USPT as their COO. He later became the CEO. He lives in Houston and has 5 children.

  • Dr. Christopher is the Founder and CEO of The Responsibility Company, one of the go-to organizations for executive leadership development and change management training. They have been in business for over 30 years.


    What makes them different is they teach their clients The Responsibility Process, a unique and thoroughly researched approach to teamwork and leadership, which they can use to lead themselves and others to results that matter.


    The Responsibility Process has been used by leaders at top companies, including Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Verizon, PayPal, eBay, and Wells Fargo.


    Dr. Christopher is an author who has written two books, Teamwork Is An Individual Skill, which shows readers how to develop skills that will enable them to thrive in any team and under any circumstances, and The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power. This book offers practices obtained from 25 years of applied research on responsibility-taking and leadership.


    Dr. Christopher is also a speaker who is popular with audiences interested in agility, effective leadership, and results that benefit an organization and its employees.

  • As President of the Washington Commanders, Jason Wright is responsible for leading the organization's business divisions, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing. In addition to leading a historic transformation of a sports franchise, he is the first Black team president in the history of the NFL and currently is the youngest team president in the League. He is the fourth former NFL player to become president of a team.

    Prior to joining the Washington Commanders, Jason was a partner in McKinsey & Company's Washington DC office. His work focused on expanding the value of large, complex organizations through operations and culture transformations. Jason specialized in steering companies through their toughest moments - in crisis and turnaround scenarios. From systemic personnel misconduct to financial distress to COVID-19 response, Jason's tenure at McKinsey supported a range of multi-national, corporation-specific challenges, while also leading the company's global inclusion and anti-racism strategies.

    His deep passion for intentional change that profoundly expands opportunities for historically marginalized populations resulted in his work co-founding McKinsey's Black Economic Institute. A research entity that analyzes the racial wealth gap, the Institute today serves as a prominent voice in public discussions regarding racial equity in corporate America. This advocacy, combined with his data- and results-oriented approaches, have been sought out by leading organizations, such as The Greater Washington Partnership, where Jason helps lead its Inclusive Growth Strategy Council as co-chair. The Inclusive Growth Strategy Council is a regional collaborative that dissects and identifies a blueprint for the region to address long-standing gaps in income, services, employment, and access to capital for lower-income populations.

    Jason's commitment to faith, family, and community is marked by his service on the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary, where he is helping the institution better equip a changing student body focused on community organizing and social entrepreneurship.

    His leadership, passion for community change, and business acumen have been noted nationally and regionally, with Jason being awarded as a "Top 40 under 40" by Black Enterprise magazine, Sports Business Journal's "Best Hire of 2020," and standing as a member of The Economic Club of Washington D.C., where he serves alongside DC-based executives supporting a range of initiatives in the DMV.

    Jason spent seven years as a running back in the NFL and was team captain and NFLPA player representative for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2011 NFL lockout. He has a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University, where he was an Academic All-American student athlete, a two-time All-Big Ten football selection, and the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received his M.B.A. in Operations and Finance with honors, from the University of Chicago-Booth School of Business.

  • Dr Stanley Paris a New Zealand trained physiotherapist came to America in 1966.

    His career has combined practice with education and he has made time for sports participation.

    He founded and was the first president of the Orthopaedic Section.

    Founded and was the second president of the International Federation of Orthopaedic manipulative Therapy – the first sub section of WCPT.

    Founded the University of St. Augustine which grew to four campus’s nationwide when he sold it in 2015.

    Has received the highest honor in the APTA that being awarded the Mary McMillian Lectureship and then again the same within the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, the Mildred Elson Award.

    He has received five fellowships including becoming a FAPTA and an honorary doctor of laws from his alma mater, the University of Otago in New Zealand.

    Currently at 85 years he is retired but is:

    Honorary member of the board of trustees of the FPTRVice president of the English Channel Swimming Association
  • John Robertson is the Founder and President of FORTLOG. John built his services with a focus on an encouragement based approach, resolving root causes as opposed to treating crisis and tradition in the workplace symptomatically, as is often the practice. A trusted thinking partner with 30+ years of assisting individuals and organizations manage all forms of crisis/change, John leverages a values-anchored ethos as a leadership development specialist, helping organizations and individuals to define the new norm and thrive.

    Over the years, Hohn has gained extensive and diverse experience working with Indigenous peoples (First Nations), first responders, small to medium businesses, non-profits, churches, communities, municipalities, educational health care, families, and EPA's. John's qualifications include, Conversational IQ, psychological health and safety advisor, ICF Coach, Resilient Leadership, crisis intervention instructor, numerous psychometric tools, Certified Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified grief counselor, and Masters and Bachelors degree.

  • Chuck “Charlie” Mollor is founder, CEO, executive coach, and advisor at

    MCG Partners. An organization that specializes in leadership and talent

    optimization, aligning business and people strategy for maximum results. He

    is the author of his new and best-selling book, The Rise of the Agile Leader: Can

    You Make the Shift?, an Amazon’s #1 best-selling book on management.

    As a recognized expert in leadership effectiveness, a former Harvard Business

    School executive coach, and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Chuck

    specializes in coaching and advising senior, global executives and leadership

    teams through times of rapid-growth, M&A, and change. For over 35 years,

    He has advised, coached, and consulted executives and organization across

    Industries, from startups to Fortune 500 and not-for-profit organizations.

    Chuck has served on several boards, was a Cranberry Grower-Owner of Ocean Spray, and is a fundraiser and rider for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 192-

    mile bike ride for the fight against cancer. Chuck has four children, three dogs,

    and is a first-generation American.


  • A conservatory-trained professional bassist, Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more in the workplace. He is the CEO of Principles of Execution, a Certified Minority Business Enterprise and consulting practice with over 20 years’ experience working with federal and state governments and multinational corporations. Past and present clients include Verizon, Center of Medicaid and Medicare, Freddie Mac, Hewlett-Packard (HP), GEICO, and many more.

  • ERIC PLINER, Chief Executive Officer of YSC Consulting, has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership development, organizational culture, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is a Board Director of Hip Hop Public Health, co-founded by Doug E. Fresh and Dr. Olajide Williams. Eric has coached teams and leaders throughout the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500, across advertising, media, entertainment, and sports; fashion and luxury; private equity; life sciences; financial services; FMCG; energy and utilities; government, non-profit social change and more.​ He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his husband and three children.

  • Mary Gauthier is known as one of the best songwriters of her generation. Originally from New Orleans and currently based in Nashville, Gauthier has battled back from hard knocks and bad habits. It wasn't until she was in her mid-30s that she started her career in music - once she got started, songs poured out that told the story of her life as a drunk and addict, a chef and restaurant owner, an androgynous lesbian, and an adoptee who spent the first year of her life in an orphanage. Her songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, and Tim McGraw, and have appeared extensively in film and television, most recently on Yellowstone and ABC’s Nashville.If you travel in Nashville's singer-songwriter circles, literary circles, or progressive activist circles, you've probably witnessed Mary Gauthier bring a room to tears. She’s a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice with a razor-sharp eye for detail and commitment to unsentimental self-reflection. Her most recent album, Dark Enough To See The Stars, has received rave reviews from The Associated Press, No Depression, Americana Highways, and more.

  • Tom Tonkin is the CEO and Founder of The Conservatory Group, an organization that provides high touch services to business executives that want to improve themselves, their team, and their environment.

    Tom spent a major part of his career at Oracle Corporation. He was the Senior Director of the Sales Performance Group in Oracle’s Global Sales Academy.

    Tom's industry background includes Healthcare, Insurance, and Telecommunications, with a focus on organizational behaviors. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO). He has also received multiple business certifications and is a leadership expert.

  • Sybil Ackerman-Munson is a Philanthropy professional with over two decades of experience working with donors to establish best funding practices that will help them to avoid costly mistakes and instead make a true and impactful difference in the world.

    She has helped donors give away over $45 million in large and small donations throughout the course of her career.

    Sybil has worked with almost every type of charitable funder from smaller family foundations and public charities to individual donors. She has an active and prosperous career working with philanthropists and is eager to share her constantly evolving and up to date strategies that are fresh and insightful.

  • Glenn Kasman is a retired healthcare executive, having served as President of the East Region of MultiCare Health System in the Puget Sound area, a provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Glenn’s portfolio included hospital, clinic, physician, and health system operations as well as community relations, strategic planning and business development transactions. He began his career as a physical therapist and co-authored text materials on kinesiological surface electromyography and musculoskeletal pain, and presented extensively on clinical topics in national and international settings. Glenn was the recipient of the 2000 Physical Therapist of the Year Award from the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. He administered Level 1 trauma and CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation programs as well as numerous outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services and clinics, and was active in reimbursement advocacy and professional association leadership.