Tyrhee Moore is a mountaineer and outdoor education advocate born and raised in S.E. Washington, D.C. Moore is a highly regarded outdoorsman whose climbs include Grand Teton, Mount Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and the first all African-American climb of Denali. Following his second ascent of Denali in May 2017, Moore has garnered National attention for his unnerving bravery and bold leadership as a champion for increasing interest and advocacy amongst black youth in outdoor spaces. His advocacy includes appearances on The Weather Channel, Food Network, The North Face campaigns and as a cast member of the award-winning documentary An American Ascent. Moore’s experiences in the outdoors started when he was only eleven years old. As a graduate from West Virginia University with a degree in Sport Management, Moore now encourages diversity in the outdoors and speaks around the country on topics regarding the adventure gap and conservation leadership. Tyrhee is passionate about sharing his experience and aspires to use his experience outside to inspire the next generation to rediscover the power of the world’s wildest and most uninhabited places.
In November 2018, Tyrhee founded Soul Trak Outdoors, a non-profit organization that is connecting urban communities of color to our planet’s green spaces. Soul Trak serves a wide age range of under engaged groups from urban youth, collegiate members and professional level urban residents in many outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, paddling, biking, and many others. Through Soul Trak’s programming, we work on developing leadership, community enhancement, outdoor advocacy, and outdoor exposure.
In addition to his career and volunteer work, Tyrhee thoroughly enjoys time outside on trails runs with his dog, quality time with friends and family, and mentoring young leaders in his community. Tyrhee is committed to increasing outdoor access and opportunities to underrepresented communities to stimulate new learning, growth, and appreciation for our planet.
Marlowe Rogers is employed as an Enterprise Account Executive for Bloomberg Tax. Marlowe has dedicated his time working with the Veterans of our Nation’s Armed Forces, helping them navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Housing Administration’s lending process. A Baltimore native, Marlowe attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High school, and later went on to receive a B.S from Towson University in Law and American Civilization.
Angel Punzalan has more than 15 years of accounting and financial services experience.
She is currently serving as Senior Director of Finance and Administration for the Association of Global Automakers, a trade association base in DC where she is part of the senior leadership team and oversees all financial, human resources, IT and its day-to-day operations. Prior to Global Automakers, Angel worked for Marcum, LLP (formerly Raffa, P.C.,) serving clients’ diverse accounting and business consulting needs. Past experience also includes four years with Ernst & Young Philippines serving non-profit companies, manufacturing, healthcare, and other sectors.
Angel is a certified public accountant licensed in Delaware. She earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of the City of Manila.
Outside the office, Angel spends her time rock climbing, hiking, lifting, doing yoga and when schedule permits, scuba diving. She’s an avid traveler as well and have been to 25 countries in the last three years (and counting). Her dream is to travel to all seven continents, climb one of the multi-pitch routes of Yosemite’s El Capitan and hike one of the seven summits in her lifetime.
I enjoy making lemonade from just about anything that life throws my way. Even in the sourest of situations, I work to make something sweet. In my personal and professional life, I make it my mission to do the very best with what I have, constantly challenging myself to be creative and innovative. I do not settle for “good enough” instead I believe in continuing progress and rejecting complacency.
I am proficient in a variety of email servers including outlook and Gmail as well as their respective suites, Slack, Salesforce, customer relationship management tools (CRMs), Basecamp (a project management solution), Twitter Analytics, Facebook Insights, Hootsuite and Trello. Additionally, I enjoy learning and working with new technologies to enhance my work and increase communication as well as efficiency of my team.
Junko Taniguchi grew up exploring the mountains, rivers, and coastlines of California before going to Smith College in Massachusetts, and then landing here on the ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank (or Anacostans), the Piscataway, and Pamunkey peoples (present day Washington DC area). She is passionate about sharing the knowledge and experience gained from her own outdoor endeavors, and working to remove barriers to outdoor activities for underrepresented groups. She believes that cultivating one’s own relationship with the natural world is a key piece of working to address the climate crisis, and she is grounded in values of environmental justice, intersectionality, and the restorative benefits of being outdoors. Her hobbies include trail running, backpacking, climbing, fly fishing, biking, and swimming.