Kie McCrae

Title: Manager of VOA and Special Events

Email: kie@ventureoutdoors.org

  1. Briefly tell us about your background: where did you grow up, where did you go to school, and what brought you to Venture Outdoors?
    I’m a Jersey girl, graduated from Bobby Mo, and Venture Outdoors has great outdoor events that I value.

 

  1. Describe your role at Venture Outdoors in 10 words or less.
    Senior programming and managing special events

 

  1. What does “getting outside” mean to you?
    Enjoying the sun and playing in the rain

 

  1. If you had to pick only one recreational activity to practice for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
    Cycling, because I can’t even count how many older people have cruised past me up a steep incline and it can’t be the shoes.

 

  1. What is the craziest thing you have done?
    Long list…but let’s go with Spartan Race

 

  1. What are your top five favorite outdoors/travel destinations?
    Costa Rica, Cancun, Cartagena, Machu Picchu, Orange County beaches

 

  1. What is your favorite forest/camping snack?
    Mixed nuts

 

  1. Name three people in history (dead or alive) with whom you would want to take on a Venture Outdoors program of your choice.
    For survival? Bear Grylls, crocodile hunter, and maybe Joe Rogan?

 

  1. What is your favorite Venture Outdoors memory? (or newbies: What are you looking forward to most?)
    Time will tell.

 

  1. Describe your dream Venture Outdoors program/outing.
    TBD

 

  1. What is the earliest memory you have of being outside?
    I barely remember swimming in a lake around 5-6 years old.

 

  1. What would the title of your autobiography be?
    Been there or doing it tomorrow

 

  1. Any hidden talents?
    No

 

  1. What is your favorite song (or album) right now?
    Janelle Monae’s I like that.

 

  1. What is your biggest challenge nowadays?
    Random Comcast outages lol