Meet The Merrell Ambassador Team.
Regardless of whether they hike or run or where they live, our ambassadors are united in their love of the outdoors
and in championing others to get outside, too. They inspire us, help inform our product, and share their experiences
and expertise. Follow their adventures – from firsts to favorite places.
Will Robinson is crouching on top of a boulder on a mountain top.


I'm Will "Akuna" Robinson. I attempted to thru-hike the
Pacific Crest trail in 2016 to help with PTSD from my military
service and fell hard for hiking, nature, and the community
that surrounds the trails. I enjoyed it so much I went right
back out and completed the PCT in 2017, the Appalachian trail
in 2018 and currently on the Continental Divide trail to
complete the triple crown of hiking. I look forward to adding
new members to my trail family, enjoying all the
awesome that is nature, and inspiring the uninspired.


After losing his right leg above the knee due to childhood
cancer, Dan could have easily crossed sports off of his list.
Instead, he went after them with a passion few could match. Dan
has competed at the Nagano and Salt Lake City Winter Games as a
member of the U.S. Adaptive Alpine Ski Team and at age 40,
became the first above-the-knee amputee to complete 50 miles in
less than 24 hours at the World’s Toughest Mudder.


Adrienne and Andrew love experiencing anything and everything
together, including traveling to remote places, exploring the
human condition, and promoting inclusion, diversity, equality,
& social justice. They've been traveling the world full-time
since 2014, and together they co-founded and, which are brands that give 100% of profit to
non-profit organizations & socially-conscious causes.


Kenya and Michelle founded The Outdoor Journal Tour in 2015,
a hybrid health organization that combines the healing tenets
of outdoor activity with introspective journaling and mindful
meditation. Their approach hinges on the concept of “mindful
movement” which includes not only outdoor activity, but also
mindfulness exercises, meditation and guided journaling.

Karen Ramos

“The outdoors and trails have provided me opportunities
that I could only dream of. They are my main classroom,
teacher, and ultimately, my main catalysts for change. I
fight so hard for the outdoors because I realize how much
of a privilege it is to be able to hit the trails.”

Ambreen Tariq

“There are so many people who are shouting to be included
and made to feel welcome in the outdoors.” As the founder
of @brownpeoplecamping, Ambreen plans to change that one
story at a time.

Jason Antin

From helping run Gociety, the social network for human-powered adventure, to training and guiding clients in the mountains, Jason cultivates and contributes to an enthusiastic outdoor community.

Mirna Valerio

Mirna is a Spanish teacher, diversity practitioner, cross-country coach, marathoner, ultrarunner and blogger—writing about all things running, and living life to its fullest while being a larger gal on her blog, Fatgirlrunning.

Brooke Froelich

Climber, mountain biker, skiier, trail runner, adventurer, and most importantly, Huck's mama. Brooke and her son Huck spend their days in the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City sharing the wonders of the natural world.

Emilee Struss

Writer, carpenter, and “nonprofit goodness advocate,” Emilee is continually inspired by the amazing lives she encounters on her many adventures. She trains so she can continue those adventures.

Savanah Coble

Born and raised in Oregon, Savanah’s free spirit has lead her to explore the trails of the West Coast and adventure overseas. She just wrapped up an exciting trek around Europe, traversing ten countries and fifteen National Parks.

Mike Chambers

Professional mountaineer and endurance athlete leading
high-altitude expeditions and bringing high-quality education
to children in Haiti through Summits Education.

Julie Angel

As a filmmaker, photographer and coach, Julie is
dedicated to helping people discover the joys and
benefits of natural movement.

Nicole Brown

Nicole is the founder of Women Who Hike an organization that empowers women to hit the trail and expand their horizons. Diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases in her twenties, Nicole realized the healing power of nature in her hiking and backpacking adventures and strives to share her passion and story with others.

Jenny Bruso

Based in Portland, Jenny always considered herself an
indoor kid. Then one day she tried hiking, and things
just clicked.

Morgan Brechler

Morgan and her rambling family sold all of their belongings, quit their 9-5 jobs, bought a Scamp Travel Trailer and hit the open road in search of adventure.

Anna Frost

As a professional mountain, trail and ultra runner and
yogi, Anna has a passion for adventure and getting
closer to nature to find herself.

The Oliveria Family

In 2015, Guto and Jane were stretched to their limits. Something had to change, so the Oliveira’s changed everything. They decided to start living an adventure, five years and five continents together as a family, living with only what they really needed.

Erica Lang

Grand Rapids artist Erica Lang shares her love of nature
and Michigan through Woosah Outfitters, a naturally
inspired art and apparel brand.

Christopher Harrington

A real estate attorney by day, Chris loves the freedom of the
open trail and founded an ultra-running group to celebrate it
and help people transition from running from roads to trails,
and from traditional distances to ultras.

Kristopher Mendoza

For endurance runner Kris the connection to the trail is far more than athletic. It’s a chance to restore a bond with nature that gets stripped away by modern-day life.

Nick Zupancich

A self-taught adventure photographer, Nick believes
there’s a power in guiding people to our wild lands
and natural wonders.