Individuals with a spirit for adventure.
Our ambassadors exemplify what it means to live and breathe adventure. They push boundaries and test limitations in the most remote parts of the world. Often providing Grayl valuable knowledge and experience to better our products and our brand. They are gracious stewards of our planet and inspire our growth and development.
CONSERVATIONIST, TOUR LEADER/OPERATOR
After discovering long ago that his natural habitat is in the mountains, Chris decided to pursue his mud and snow-covered path as a long-distance hiker, photographer, conservationist, and adventure tour operator at Epic Backpacker Tours; a small adventure tour company offering trips to off the beaten path destinations. Currently, Chris spends a majority of the year traveling and leading trips in the Karakoram range in Pakistan, at the threat of overdosing on rice, roti, and sweet chai. When he is not on the road (and most of the time when he is), Chris is a contributor for Grayl.
PHOTOGRAPHER, ACTIVIST, ADVENTURER
Every time Jackson embarks on a world adventure he collects one bag full of trash. It’s his small way of saying thanks to mother nature. He's traveled the world taking beautiful photographs and cleaning up the place. He's the founder of Adventure Bag Crew a movement to empower people to make a small effort and pick up a bag of trash while they explore the natural world. We see Jackson as a leader inspiring youth to have a heart for the planet and make sustainable choices that guide their life decisions.
Conservationist, big game hunter, angler, public lands advocate
Melissa is the biggest animal lover you’ll ever meet! The outdoors is her passion and greatest teacher, and more often than not you can find her hunting or foraging somewhere in the mountains of Montana or getting lost on a trail with her two four legged friends. When not outside, Melissa works for Outdoor Prolink as their Business Development Manager (Hunt & Fish).
SURVIVAL EXPERT, INSTRUCTOR, AUTHOR
Dave, one of GRAYL's most ardent longtime supporters, is a survival expert and co-owner of The Pathfinder School, the United States' Premier School for Self Reliance. He's appeared on the cover of Backwoodsman Magazine, and Bushcraft and Survival Skills in the UK and his book BushCraft 101 is a two-time New York Times best seller.
Bushcraft Instructor, Traditional Archer, Adventure Race Director
Rick is co-owner of the Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Arkansas and has been an outdoor educator for more than 20 years. He teaches a wide variety of wilderness skills workshops, is director of the Brewha Bushwhack adventure race, and works for Boulder Outdoor Survival School in Southern Utah. Rick is also an avid traditional bowhunter and serves on the board for Arkansas Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Leader, Adventurer, Photographer, Conservationist
Chad is a Navy veteran, survivalist, conservationist, bow hunter, accomplished documentary-style portrait photographer, and creative director. He is also is the founder of Soul River, Inc. and Love is King, two non-profit organizations that provide leadership and advocacy for youth, veterans, BIPOC and other marginalized groups, conservation, and safe access to public lands for everyone.
A tireless adventure photographer, Kyle lives full time on the open road in his fully restored '55 Airstream and is always game for any adventure or assignment we throw at him. Time and time again, Kyle's mechanical sensibilities and outdoor skills prove indispensable as he gets our team out of precarious situations during international expeditions.