We are proud of our Ambassadors - the work they do, the adventures they have - but most importantly, we are proud of the people they are. If you're an avid adventurer and want to become a Seek Outside Ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Brochu has been hunting, fishing, trapping, and paddling in Northern Alberta since childhood. His passion for exploration has led him to travel to over 50 countries, undertake long distance canoe and hiking expeditions, and accomplish numerous first descents via packraft in the Canadian wilderness. As a father of 4 children, his delight is to pass on his love for the great outdoors and the skills that make enjoying it possible. His appreciation for quality lightweight gear led him to Seek Outside and he currently uses a Brooks pack and the Silvertip, Cimarron, and 8 man Tipi shelters.
Clint grew up in Brookville, Pennsylvania where he learned to love and respect nature. He pursued wrestling to the University of Wyoming, and then University of Maryland. Clint was offered a position with Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC in Eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, he was approached by Sitka Gear, he moved onto Six Site Gear; a high end outdoor clothing and gear company based out of Dallas Texas. He has had hunting experience across North America, including self guided archery moose, Caribou, Elk, and Mule deer hunts. Clint also obtained his assistant guide license at age 18 and guided 100% success rate on Dall sheep hunts in Alaska. Clint enjoys backpacking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and managing property for wildlife conservation.
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Dave and Amy Freeman:
Since 2001 Dave and Amy Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy Adventurers of the Year in 2014 and their images, videos, and articles been published by a wide range of media sources from the CBC, NBC, and FOX to the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic, Outside, Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, and Minnesota Public Radio. On September 23rd, 2015 they paddled into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota determined to spend a whole year in the Wilderness raising awareness about the threats a series of proposed sulfide-ore copper mines pose to our nation's most popular Wilderness. They didn't cross a road, enter a building, flush a toilet, or flip a light switch for 366 days.
The Freemans are memorable speakers and skilled educators who use their wilderness journeys to inspire, educate and entertain a diverse range of audiences, from armchair adventurers and k-12 students to business leaders and seasoned wilderness travelers. They use exploration to highlight life lessons, conservation, and backcountry skills that benefit a varied audience. When Dave and Amy aren’t on expeditions or speaking tours, they guide canoe, kayak and dogsled trips near their home on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota.
The Freemans also run the Wilderness Classroom, an educational nonprofit organization that introduces kids to wild places and unique cultures. They actively engage thousands of elementary and middle school students in their expeditions using the internet and live school programs. During their 11,700 mile North American Odyssey they actively engaged over 85,000 students through www.wildernessclassroom.org; and worked directly with over 25,000 students during school assemblies.