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Nine years ago, I spent my summer doing an internship for Ted Wilson, the environmental advisor to Utah Governor Gary Herbert. I was getting ready to graduate from college and trying to decide whether to go to grad school or pursue my career as an adventure athlete/ski mountaineer working in the outdoor industry. I had a deep desire to make an impact on the world and do whatever I could to protect the environment and advocate for social causes.⁣•⁣I learned so much working for Ted about how to bring people together to find common ground over controversial issues. At the end of the summer, I attended the Outdoor Retailer show, and realized that my calling was as an athlete, at least for the time being. I may go into politics someday.⁣•⁣Government is one way to create positive change for environmental issues, but I also believe businesses have a huge power. I realized my next step was to create an impact by partnering with brands that were committed to social and environmental responsibility.⁣•⁣I’m glad I trusted my intuition to pursue the path I have. This story is why I’m so excited to be working with @fattire, helping to spread the word about their latest campaign to protect public lands. This summer, they are donating up to $250k to environmental organizations. This is huge! I would be so stoked for you to learn more about this campaign by checking out the link below or in my profile, and sharing the videos on Facebook and Twitter!⁣•⁣⁣•⁣#FindingCommonGround⁣•⁣@backcountryhunters @accessfund @treadlightlyteam @trustforpublicland @americanwhitewater @nationalwildlife

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