Hike it Baby 30 Team Captain, Social Media Co-Captain
Hike it Baby Brockville, ON Founding Branch Ambassador
Dustin Thorley is the Team Captain for Hike it Baby’s largest bi-annual fundraiser, Hike it Baby 30, which helps further the Hike it Baby mission while inspiring families to spend more time outside. He is also a Co-Captain for the Social Media Team. Dustin is dad to three kids, a 14-year-old daughter and two boys, ages 5 and 2. He is currently a full-time student and serves on the student council and he developed and currently maintains the website for a local nature school. When he has the rare time for hobbies, he enjoys printmaking and crochet and would love to spend more time creating watercolor paintings.
How long have you been a Hike it Baby volunteer?
How did you get involved with Hike it Baby?
I initially learned about Hike it Baby through a blogger I follow who was also a Branch Ambassador. I started hiking almost daily with our Branch, and our Brach Ambassador Michelle Robinson approached me about joining as an Ambassador. Having experience with social media, I joined the National Team as a volunteer when the position opened up on the Social Media Team. Then, the need arose for the Hike it Baby 30 Team and I was happy to help out there as well.
What motivates you to volunteer with Hike it Baby?
The values of Hike it Baby align with my beliefs. It allows me to spend time with my family outdoors while helping others to experience the same.
What’s great about being on a Hike it Baby team and why should others want to join you?
Because our Hike it Baby 30 team is awesome! We are responsible for Hike it Baby’s largest fundraiser which also helps families get on the trails.
Hike it Baby relies on volunteers like Dustin 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.