Elicia Giffin has served as Office Manager at Hike it Baby for a year. Her main responsibilities are responding to emails, spending time preparing mailings, processing monthly bills, editing documents, and supporting the rest of the amazing HiB team where and when she’s needed. One of the most inspiring parts of Elicia’s job is the team she works with.
What is your favorite quote?
“This is the shadow of HOPE. Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams, and yet still showing up.” -Austin Channing Brown
How do you like to spend your free time?
With friends! But lately, it’s been a lot of time outside with my family, playing games or reading.
What is something in the outdoor industry people have to deal with that you want to fix?
Inequities around who is seen as “outdoorsy.”
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
One Page At a Time: How The Stories I Read Changed My Own
Anything else we should know/you’d like to share?
Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast has been great. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite book. I finished more than 100 last year! My husband calls me a “raging extrovert,” so spending 2020 so far removed from most of my people, let alone strangers that I can befriend, was rough.
Hike it Baby relies on volunteers to help our growing non-profit meet our goal of connecting families with young children to nature and each other. We currently have over 70 national volunteers and over 370 volunteer Branch Ambassadors. Learn how you can get involved in Hike it Baby by making a donation or connecting with your local branch.
ABOUT HIKE IT BABY
Hike it Baby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to getting families outdoors and on trails across the U.S. and internationally, supporting, educating and inspiring families through their more than 300 communities across North America. Since its grassroots inception in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, Hike it Baby is now a growing community of 270,000 families and 500 volunteer branch ambassadors hosting more than 1,600 hikes per month. More information, as well as daily hike schedules, can be found at HikeitBaby.com, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Photos courtesy of Elicia Giffin.