As the Executive Director of Camber Outdoors, Deanne brings a unique combination of over 17 years of strategy, vision, advocacy, program development, and constituency-building to the organization A Nebraska native, she learned to climb on a 20-foot wall the YMCA in Omaha; from that moment her love for the outdoors and climbing informed all her life decisions.
Deanne’s professional experience spans working as a raft guide, a Marketing Director for an outdoor shop, an attorney for companies in the outdoor industry, and at a climbing gym,. Before joining the Camber Outdoors’ team, Deanne advocated for conservation of and access to national climbing areas. She currently serves as the Board Chair of the American Alpine Club and as an advisory member and delegate to Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Office.
Her role as Executive Director of Camber Outdoors is the culmination of her experience, her passion for the outdoors, and her belief that businesses can better their bottom-lines through a diverse workforce.