FINN foster - Director
Finn Foster has a degree in Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College. His love for the backcountry started back in the southern hills of Texas and has moved him to travel to untouched wilderness in close to 40 of 50 states. After living in Oregon for a few years, Finn’s passion of taking people to the wilderness to experience the perfect presence of the Creator grew into a complete life change and a move to Southwest Colorado for his current degree program.
Finn enjoys climbing, backpacking, burgers, and traveling in his truck (Dexter) all over the country. He came to know God in high school, and began pursuing active discipleship and several speaking opportunities in Texas. After leading at his high school’s FCA, Finn went on to be a leader at the University of Oregon’s InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where he truly began to understand the perfect example of Christ and what it means to follow Him.
He now takes people out to see the glory that God left for His people in the hopes that they might feel the same peace he does while wandering.
SHANELLE Foster - Director
Shanelle was born and raised in Durango, Colorado where she fell in love with the outdoors when she was young. She became a follower of Christ when she was in 6th grade at Whispering Pines Bible Camp, but it wasn’t until her first year on a True Elevation trip in 2012 where she fell in love with everything Christ is.
Since then, she has passionately chased the outdoors seeking to find Christ in every activity. Shanelle graduated from Fort Lewis College with a B.A. in Adventure Education. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, trail running, skiing, canyoneering, and spending time in the mountains. She is also passionate about exploring with her husband, Finn, and wild pup, Blue.
Shanelle believes the outdoors can expose who we are created to be in the rawest form. As well as understand the goodness of the Lord by exploring beautiful and untouched wild country.
Hosea 2:14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.”