Meet The Team

Meet Explorer Chick Nicki Bruckmann

Nicki is the Founder of Explorer Chick Adventure Co., a Certified International Tour Director, and holds both her Wilderness First Aid and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. She was the little girl who tended to get into trouble seeking adventure and following where her curiosity led her. As she got older, her...

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Meet Explorer Chick Lynsey Harmon

Lynsey is an Explorer Chick Guide, an AT Section Hiker with over 200 miles of the trail completed, a wife always adventuring with her husband, the mom to 3 horses, 2 dogs, and a baby human boy, a gear head, a 50 state high pointer, and a cyclist. She co-authored our Backpacking Workshop Field Guide, and holds her...

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Meet Explorer Chick Becca Foss

Becca is the Adventure Mastermind curating and developing unforgettable journeys for our Explorer Chicks. For the past 5 years she has been roaming the Western United States and South America in a small RV exploring the mountains, deserts, oceans, and beautiful landscapes in-between.  Her time and experience in the...

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Meet Explorer Chick Lauren Beatty

Lauren is an Explorer Chick Guide, with a passion for adventure ‘in the great wide somewhere’. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lauren has also lived in Georgia, Louisiana, and Kentucky- she loves exploring new places and meeting new people! Lauren graduated from Georgia State University with her degree in...

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Meet Explorer Chick Mandi Smith

Mandi is the director of our Explorer Chick Mini Adventures. She and her family of four spend their warm weather weekends in the outdoors at their camp in Indiana nestled next to the Muscatatuck River. She loves hiking, kayaking, and fishing with her two very active boys. She is also magic in the kitchen capable of...

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Meet Explorer Chick Amy Mixell

Amy is the Agent of Adventure for Explorer Chick. With her background in social services and knack for organization and detail, she is the nerve center for all of operations communicating with you, your guides, and our partners. She’ll be your point-woman with all trip-related concerns and questions. She calls...

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Meet Explorer Chick Jenn McAmis

Jenn is an Explorer Chick Guide with a passion for rock climbing, high lining, coffee, and all things outdoors. She has adventured and organized groups on 5 continents, from a cruise down the Nile and trekking in Egypt to building homes and exploring newly discovered caves in Mexico. Raised in the Smoky Mountains of...

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Meet Explorer Chick Jaimie Hilton

Jaimie is an Explorer Chick Guide, a cyclist, a chief tent-erector, an off road driver, a free diver, and an enthusiastic hiker whose passion for mountains and adventures fits right in with the Explorer Chick ethos. Her love for the outdoors began when she was just a child and has never stopped. She’s been lucky...

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Meet Explorer Chick Katie Jones

Katie is an Explorer Chick Guide, with a passion for adventure in…well ANYWHERE. Katie was born in Georgia, but has lived in multiple states and overseas before making her way to her current home in Arizona. In her former life she was a Project Coordinator for a company in luxury real estate before deciding to...

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Meet Explorer Chick Erin Rush

Erin is an Explorer Chick Guide who loves to travel to wild places with wild people. She has over a decade of experience in the outdoor industry, and has worked as a backpacking and canoeing guide, a climbing instructor, environmentalist, and adventure program coordinator. She has hiked, climbed and paddled across more...

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Meet Explorer Chick Razz Sharpless

Razz is Explorer Chick’s Mastermind of Mini’s leading the Dream Team in developing exclusive single day experiences for our Explorer Chicks. Prior to being on the team, she traveled with Explorer Chick to the Dominican Republic, Machu Picchu, Iceland, and Vegas. Needless to say, she “gets it”...

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