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BeWild 2017 Speaker Series: RYAN HUDSON

  • The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98115 United States (map)

Join us and The Mountaineers on February 14 to welcome Ryan Hudson, a professional snowboarder who's passionate about providing outdoor education and leadership skills to inner-city youth. 

Severely impoverished since birth, Ryan was the youngest of five children. Even though he and his siblings were raised in and out of homeless shelters, Ryan was always drawn to the outdoors. He used to skate four miles to a skateboard park, spend all day skating, then skate back home. At 14, he found the Toussaint Academy, a shelter for homeless and runaway teenagers. It was here he was introduced to Outdoor Outreach, a nonprofit dedicated to empower at-risk youth through outdoor activities. They took him on his first snowboarding trip into the mountains. While other kids slept in the van, he just stared out the windows and thought ‘this is awesome.’ 

Today Ryan is a competing athlete and continues to be active with Outdoor Outreach. He wants to inspire current and future generations to find their passions in life and make it their purpose. He hopes to empower other at-risk youth to make positive, lasting changes in their lives through outdoor exploration. Join us to hear Ryan's story about the transformational power of outdoor experiences.

In addition to all of that, Fremont beer will be served! Tickets here.

Earlier Event: February 9
Dark Heron Pint Nights
Later Event: February 17
Beer Class at Total Wine Spokane Valley