Member Spotlights

Member Spotlight: OUT There Adventures

by Meridian Mayer, Senior Membership Services Manager
| Mar 23, 2018


GSBA is excited to welcome Elyse and OUT There Adventures as one of our newest members! We asked Elyse to tell us a little about her organization and why she joined. 

OUT There Adventures is a Pacific Northwest based 501(c)3 whose mission is to further bridge the gap between the LGBTQ community and outdoor recreation and stewardship. OTA operates year-round LGBTQ youth and adult adventures and youth summer multi-day expeditions in Washington and Northern California, program partnerships across the West Coast, Intermountain West and Midwest and co-organizes the annual LGBTQ Outdoor Summit. 

Elyse Rylander is OTA's founder, Executive Director and Head Jane of All Trades, "As one of the largest LGBTQ outdoor education organization in the country, joining the GSBA and the world's largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce will offer us many opportunities to get even more people OUT there. As new member we hope to increase awareness of our mission and our myriad ways to get outside, cultivate relationships with new program partners and investors, and also to serve as a conduit for others interested in branching in to work with the outdoor and conservation industries. In our opinion, the outdoors is the best place to explore our queer identities because after all, 'there's nothing straight about nature!'"

Help us welcome Elyse and OUT There Adventures to the GSBA business community. To find out more about what they do and how to get involved, check out their website.