Finding peace through the door to adventure
Peace of Adventure was founded in 2015 on one simple principle: We are of best service to ourselves when we are of service to others. Imagine how amazing our world would be if we all made small efforts to open doors for someone else.
My career started in 2005 when I was riding my bike across the country for an organization raising funds and awareness for people with disabilities. While the mission was great, my initial motivations for the ride were a bit selfish—I wanted one big adventure before starting a life in the big city grind. With two weeks left in the trip, I met a young boy with cerebral palsy in Atlanta. I was paired with him for a day of baseball on a fully accessible field. His joy and laughter that day changed my trajectory forever. I learned, in one instant, the transformative power of service.
After ten years working with people with disabilities in the outdoors, I learned two major lessons: 1) Wilderness is the great equalizer, and 2) there is something truly empowering about sharing it with others. And if we all get outside together as ONE, we will find the “peace of adventure.” And in the summer of 2015, I moved into a small 4x8 trailer I built by hand in an effort to launch an organization dedicated to bringing populations together in the mountains.
While the mantra of Peace of Adventure is all-encompassing, our vision is focused. We aim to open doors for the disability community to experience the mountain-based recreation, and we do it all through a unique, and innovative volunteer leadership program designed to empower!
Executive Director, Founder