The AdventurUs Women of Leavenworth
Meet some of the amazing women who will be leading classes, workshops, and experiences at the Leavenworth Escape.
We have a number of amazing women joining us in Leavenworth, WA for our September 12-15 Escape. These women plus a few more, will be leading classes, workshops, and experiences throughout the weekend. The full schedule with the classes & workshops they will be leading can be found here.
We still have one cabin available and a couple of hostel spots left! Time is running out to buy your ticket and join these amazing women.
Steph Jagger – Author, Guide, Coach
We are excited to have Steph Jagger joining us for the Escapes as a guide, emcee and giver of hugs. Steph is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity, and a pinch or three of humor. She has worked with thousands of people across the globe (individually, in groups and in large-scale settings), helping them hear their own calls to adventure, and releasing them from the expectations and limitations that are holding them back. Her work is honest, insightful and highly transformative.
In 2010 she began a journey that found her walking that exact talk, or perhaps a better way of putting it would be “skiing that exact talk.” From July of 2010 to May of 2011 Steph chased winter around the globe, breaking the record for the most vertical feet skied in a year. Post-journey Steph penned a memoir, which was released by Harper Collins in 2017 – the book is called Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery.
She now runs the Steph Jagger brand – home to multiple coaching and self-development programs – and partners with a variety of companies and organizations that all help create a bridge for people to move from adventurous doing to adventurous being, thinking, and feeling.
Her second memoir is set to be released by Flatiron Books in late 2020.
Becky Selengut – Chef & Author
Becky Selengut thought she wanted to be a doctor but changed course while taking pre-med classes to embark on a field in the culinary arts. She still gets to wear white, hold knives and cut things up (and was spared the huge student loans). After graduating at the top of her class from the Seattle Culinary Academy she put in many years at some of the Seattle area’s most well-known restaurants. Her longest stint was three years at the internationally acclaimed Herbfarm Restaurant working under her mentor, Chef Jerry Traunfeld. Since 2004, her career has moved beyond the traditional restaurant into everything but the restaurant, taking on such diverse jobs as cheffing on a yacht tour of the Inside Passage to teaching cooking to immigrants and refugees and finding them work in the food industry. In 2004, she started her private chef and culinary education business and in January 2006 she founded the educational website Seasonal Cornucopia . A former adjunct professor in the culinary/nutrition department at Bastyr University and a former instructor for PCC Natural Markets (2004-2017), Selengut is currently a staff instructor at The Pantry.
A prolific writer, Selengut co-authored The Washington Local and Seasonal Cookbook in 2008, and wrote Good Fish – a sustainable seafood cookbook – in 2011 with wine pairing contributions from her wife, Sommelier April Pogue. Good Fish was an IACP book award finalist, one of Seattle Magazine’s best cookbooks of 2011 and an NPR-notable read (Good Fish was rereleased, updated and expanded in 2018). Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms (Andrews McMeel Press 2014) is her third book and was named one of the top 10 cookbooks of the year by NPR. She is co-author of the humor and travel memoir Not One Shrine: Two Food Writers Devour Tokyo and her latest book How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond published in March 2018. Selengut also writes freelance articles and develops recipes for local and national publications and websites (Serious Eats, Eating Well, Marx Foods, etc…)
You can learn more at www.beckyselengut.com
Lindsey Falkenburg – Women Who Hike Ambassador, Hiking Guide
Lindsey is the Women Who Hike ambassador for Washington state! When she isn’t leading group hikes she is probably… outside! Having hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016 she has a real thirst for miles and nights spent under the stars. She also loves mountaineering and instructs for a local mountaineering club in the winter. And then there is bikepacking and climbing and fastpacking and trail running and so much more. In her spare time she works for Earthcorps, a wonderful restoration organization, as a project and program manager!
You can learn more at https://tandemtrekking.com and @tandemtrekking
Brittany Komm – Vineyard Manager Precept Wines
Brittany was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley surrounded by apples, cherries and hay. By her junior and senior years of high school, she noticed the landscape in the valley changing as farmers ripped out orchards in favor of planting, what she called, “these funky looking plants with a trellis system.” Eventually, she came to learn that they were wine grapes and fascinated she did her senior year FFA project on vinifera in Washington – she loved it. After graduating, Brittany studied at the community college throwing herself into the growing of tree fruit. The vineyards she’d studied had since been ripped out in favor of more stable crops again because the Wenatchee Valley has a very small suitable area for growing vinifera. As the tree-fruit markets became unsteady, Brittany took a break from her education to figure out where to apply her curiosity and talents. She didn’t stay away from vinifera long as Chelan County started to have amazing success with the growth of grapes for winemaking. Resolved, she went to Washington State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a focus in viticulture. She was then given the opportunity to earn her Masters of Science in Viticulture through WSU where she wrote and published her thesis on the early fruit zone leaf removal and its positive effects in Washington. She was published for her work in the American Journal of Oenology and Viticulture as well as in Washington’s trade publication Good Fruit Grower. She implements her research fulltime with Precept Wine.
Kara Mazzola – Yoga Instructor
A lifelong practitioner of interdisciplinary approaches to health and well-being, Kara is passionate about discovering, cultivating, and sharing somatic techniques for increased mind body awareness. Her deep dive into Yoga began in 2010 when she found her first mentor in Hatha Yoga Teacher Jasmine Lieb. In 2012, Kara completed her Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks in West Los Angeles. Her approach to yoga is to enable each individual to find a clear path of movement in their own unique body.
Kiana – Osprey Rafting, Paddle Guide
Kiana’s home is Leavenworth, Wa, where she spends most of her days as a photographer, hiking, exploring, and swimming in our beautiful rivers. She is a local artist, with most of my paintings inspired by our beautiful surroundings. Kiana recently graduated with a degree in Recreation and Eco-Tourism and she is excited to live in a town that allows me to pursue so many of my passions.
Jenny – Osprey Rafting, Paddle Guide
A Leavenworth local, Jenny loves the rivers, streams, mountains finding fun in the area she loves. She enjoys skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and riding dirt bikes with her awesome 14 year old son.
We will also be joined by guides from the Northwest Mountain School for our rock climbing day.