Keira Wickliffe Berger
Branch Ambassador for Westchester County, NY, Co-Team Captain for the Family Trail Guide team, volunteer on tech support and HiB30 teams
Hike it Baby Westchester County, NY
Keira Wickliffe Berger has two boys (5 and 2.5 years). Prior to being a SAHM, Keira worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist, which also utilized her nursing training (ER/disaster). She loves spending time outdoors for any reason — whether it’s to take her boys on a hike or riding horses when she can. She’s an amateur photographer who would love to go pro one day and dabbles in ceramics and glasswork. Keira was working on her master naturalist program in Kentucky prior to her recent move to New York and looks forward to re-starting the program.
How long have you been a Hike it Baby volunteer?
Since March 2016
How did you get involved with Hike it Baby?
When my son was 6 weeks old, we moved to Lexington, KY. I was having trouble meeting people who wanted to be outside. In another group (Healthy Habits Happy Moms), someone mentioned Hike it Baby and that sounded perfect for me! I went to see if there was a branch near me and there wasn’t, so I started the branch with my Co-Ambassador Laurie. Being part of HiB helped me so much that I wanted to give back and volunteer at the national level.
What motivates you to volunteer with Hike it Baby?
I truly believe in the mission behind Hike it Baby. It has made such a huge impact on my and my family’s life that I wanted to give back as best as I could.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT BEING ON A HIKE IT BABY TEAM AND WHY SHOULD OTHERS WANT TO JOIN YOU?
The Family Trail Guide has become so important to Hike it Baby and it’s future. It has so much potential to not only help get families out hiking but to decrease the workload on hike hosts and better prepare families to join the right hikes for their family and feel prepared for it. We have great members on our team who work well together. It’s also cool to see so many trails and add more to my own travel wish list.
Hike it Baby relies on volunteers like Keira 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 Keira Wickliffe Berger.