In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re continuing with our #30DaysOfGratitude by sharing what the Venture Outdoors staff is grateful for today.

Joey-Linn's Family
Joey-Linn Ulrich, Executive Director

“I am thankful for my oldest daughter’s next adventure as a college freshman at The Ohio State University.

And speaking of college…..I am also thankful for all of the interns that work with us at Venture Outdoors throughout the year. Some are in high school, some are in college, and all are committed to our mission of getting everyone outside! They are truly a great asset and do so much to help us meet our mission. I look forward to meeting each one of them every time they arrive at our office and learning their stories of connecting to the outdoors.”

Butterfly
Ian Brown, Program Director

“I’m thankful for community strength and resiliency during this time of tragedy, and for the support of friends and family. This picture makes me smile and helps me remember all the beautiful things all around us.”

kayaking
Liz Fager, Community Program Manager

“I’m thankful for the ability to have outdoor adventures in new places.”

Lo Hutelmyer, Youth Program Manager

“I’m thankful for CHEESE (and my NEW husband 😊)”

Marcus's Dog
Marcus Shoffner, Custom Program Coordinator

“I’m thankful for the best pooch there ever was…no longer the same size as pictured below. ” 

Ken Sikora, Head Trip Leader Specialist

“I am thankful for my children! ❤” 

Courtney Schreiner, Program Administrator

“I am thankful for furry friends!” 

Sherry
Sherry Buckham, Operations Coordinator

“November 1st marked my 11th anniversary with Venture Outdoors. I am truly grateful for this organization and what it represents and for all the wonderful people I’ve worked with over the years” 

Sunset Beach
Donna Bour, Development and Communications Director

“Sunsets on the beach.” 

Jess, pizza, cat, husband
Jessica Layre, Communications and Media Manager

“Pizza, husband, cat. #LifesEssentials” 

Leaves
Kathi Radock, Membership and Volunteer Manager

“I am thankful to now live in a neighborhood where I can easily get outside and enjoy the changing seasons and scenery on my walk or bike to work.” 

Along with these things, we are also incredibly grateful for all of you who support us and adventure with us. We could not do it without you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Venture Outdoors.