“Renaissance runner” (New York Times) Alexi Pappas is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and Olympic athlete. A Greek American, Pappas holds the Greek national record in the 10,000-meters and competed for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games. Alexi's voice reaches well beyond the typical sphere of professional athletics: she has written a bestselling memoir-in-essays, Bravey (with a foreword by Maya Rudolph), published by Random House in January 2021. As a filmmaker, Alexi co-wrote and starred alongside Nick Kroll in Olympic Dreams, the first narrative feature film to ever be shot at the Olympic Games, which premiered at SXSW in 2019 and was distributed by IFC Films. She also co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the feature film Tracktown with Rachel Dratch and Andy Buckley.
Ever fantasized about quitting your job and traveling to all the National Parks? That’s exactly what Mikah Meyer did nonstop from 2016 – 2019, to all 400+ sites in America’s National Park System. But it wasn’t just to Eat. Pray. Love. across public lands. As the road trip revealed more than just the splendor of America’s park system, and has since established Mikah as a premier leader for diversity and inclusion efforts, including features on The Today Show, NPR, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and sponsorships with brands like REI, Brooks Running, and Michelob Ultra. Get ready for a journey across every U.S. state and territory, learn how they helped change adventure culture toward becoming as diverse as our nation’s national parks, and how those lessons can benefit your organization.