The Team

crystal gail welcome

founder, Backpacker & Visionary

After a lengthy battle with a rare brain disease, Crystal came to recognize the healing power of nature. She is now utilizing her experiences and intersecting identities – Black, disabled, lesbian, backpacker to get historically excluded folks into the outdoors in love with Nature because she believes that Nature is the ultimate unifier and can bring about peace. 

crystal@footprintsforchange.com

 

demi kapler

logistics coordinator

Demi is an adventurist, outdoor leader, therapist, photographer, animal lover, and ally. With 1,000 miles clocked on the PCT and hundreds of miles on various trails throughout the country, Demi uses her organizational skills and a keen eye for detail to assist Crystal with logistics on her journey.

demi@footprintsforchange.com

 

 


Carma

Most Valuable Pet

Without knowing if she is actually a cat, horse, deer, or a dog, Carma enjoys taking her human for a walk every few days or so, except when the temperatures drop below 30°F.  She loves snacks, and attention.  She also loves her sleep and vegging on the couch. 

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