Our Mission

Our mission: We empower outdoor programs with guidance, resources, and strategies to align their risk management systems with their organizational mission, values, and culture.

 

We support the risk-management efforts of mission-driven programs that have a positive impact on their participants, staff, and communities. 

 

We believe that outdoor experiences are critical for the health of people and society. We are passionate in our belief that effective risk management is not built solely on the avoidance of injuries and incidents, but upon the pursuit of program quality. We help clients build on their inherent strengths, while becoming aware of their blind spots.

 

Our team brings over a century of combined risk management and leadership experience working with outdoor programs. Our approach blends our combined experience, current research in safety science, familiarity with industry norms and lessons learned from our larger community of outdoor professionals.  

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Why the orcas in the logo? 
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Despite being known as "killer whales," orcas actually embody many essential risk management principles, including their specialized abilities to assess and perceive risks (using echo-location), their abilities to hear and communicate with each other across vast distances, their complex social structures which rely on wisdom from older members of the pod, and most importantly, their remarkable brains which have entire lobes dedicated to compassion and teamwork, putting the pods' needs ahead of their own individual needs. We believe that these highly evolved marine mammals offer examples which are relevant for our human pursuits.