Roadmap to the Outdoors Symposium

February 15, 2018, 9:00-4:30 (Reception follows)
Cascade Crest Ballroom (Oregon Zoo)
Portland, Oregon

Check-in begins @ 8:15am


Chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy – Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

* Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Drummers/Singers


Symposium Emcee: Leticia ValleBlue Zones Project Community Program Manager

Dan Little – First Gentleman of Oregon

Panel: Connecting Oregonians to the Outdoors

Moderator: Ellen Wyoming DeLoy – Metro Senior Communications and Engagement Coordinator


  • Governor Kate Brown
  • Sally Jewell Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior


Panel: Diversifying the Oregon Outdoors

Moderator: Ellen Wyoming DeLoy


  • Sally Jewell Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Punneh Abdolhosseini – Photographer and Metro Nature Educator
  • Chad Brown – Founder/President Soul River Inc
  • Jorge Guzman – Executive Director/Founder Vive NW and Hispanicpros

Table Exercise: Barriers to the Outdoors

Facilitator: Scott Bricker – Travel Oregon Director of Product Development


Table Exercise: Prioritizing Barriers

Facilitator: Scott Bricker

Panel: Success Stories: Getting More People Outdoors

Moderator: Jon Blasher – Metro Parks and Nature Director


  • Shanti Hodges – Founder/Executive Director Hike it Baby
  • Kristopher Elliott – Oregon Outdoor School Program Director/OSU Extension Service
  • Chuck Sams Interim Executive Director, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Tricia Tillman Co-founder African American Outdoor Association

Table Exercise: Brainstorming Solutions

Facilitator: Scott Bricker


Table Exercise: Developing Action Items

Facilitator: Scott Bricker

Wrap Up, Next Steps and Thank You

Leticia Valle

First Gentleman Dan Little



Cascade Grill (Upstairs from Cascade Crest Ballroom)