Sarah is best known for her appearances on ABC's The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise. Sarah was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome which has caused life-long trepidations major and minor. Despite her physical limitations Sarah is a lover of art, design, and is an adventure enthusiast. In 2013 she set out to find love on the popular dating show but quickly discovered her purpose was not to necessarily find love in a romantic sense, but to find love within herself. Sarah believes that going on the show helped her overcome some of her biggest insecurities, physical and emotional. Today, nothing holds Sarah back and believes it's her mission to help others find love within themselves by conquering challenges big and small.
Megan grew up on the beaches and soccer fields of San Diego & spent most of the winter weekends snowboarding in the sierras. Now a mother of two young girls, she believes demonstrating and encouraging a healthy outdoor lifestyle is key to building connection to others and the world, self-confidence and an adventurous spirit. She is passionate about the SheLift mission and is endlessly inspired and motivated by the girls and women of the SheLift community. Megan has spent the last 10 years working in the marketing industry — development, management and production for some of the worlds largest brands such as Nike, Target and Activision as well as worked in internal operational roles orchestrating new teams, functions and events. She’s a problem solver, typically the one in the room known to figure out how to make something happen, and make it great. Megan lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason and 2 girls: Lucy & Georgia Scout.
Whitney Hamlin | Secretary
Born in Maui HI, Whitney’s earliest memories were sailing and swimming in the pacific ocean. When a family move to Colorado took her from the beach, Whitney fell in love with skiing and outdoor adventure. Sober since 2010, she has dedicated her career to the wellness and healing of people who feel they are up against insurmountable odds. Her passion for Trauma Resolution, Art and Experiential Therapies, and Community has served her in professional roles to date. Whitney was previously the Administrative Director at Nova Luna Center, an Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Maui, HI, and is currently working as a Senior Consultant to a number of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center’s in the West. Whitney brings to SHELift her administrative and organizational acumen coupled with a passion for helping girls tap into their feminine strength through the activities she loves the most. Whitney believes that healing begins with self-love, and that the bravest thing we can do is to let ourselves be seen. She now lives in the mountains outside Denver, CO with her husband Josh and their two little girls, Elouise and Hana.
Jen Hudak | Director
Jen is a two-time world champion and 5-time X-Games medalist in halfpipe skiing. A New England native who grew up skiing in Vermont, she always had an affinity for challenges and quickly found herself in love with skiing moguls. At age 12, Jen joined the freestyle team at Okemo where Jen found the thrill of halfpipe to be completely irresistible and her skiing career took off. Though now retired from competition, Jen now focuses on sharing her passion for the mountains and snow with others so that they too can reap the benefits of a life spent exploring the mountains. She is inspired to help others reach their goals on the hill. To Jen, it is not about producing the next Olympian, but guiding people toward their personal limits and then helping transcend them, by teaching people to respect their bodies for what they are capable of doing, not simply how they look. Whether it is ripping GS turns down a groomer, tearing through the moguls, or deciphering a big mountain line, Jen will be there with a big grin on her face, cheering you on. Jen continues to pursue personal adventures on her skis and mountain bikes in her local Wasatch Mountains and works for a small marketing firm in Park City, UT.
An avid skier while attending the University of Colorado, Hilary later went on to launch a successful niche marketing and pr firm focused in the action sports and music space. Hilary then made her way through the marketing ranks to sit as Chief Marketing Officer for several blue chip companies with a specific focus on earned media, influencer marketing and experiential activations. As a natural pollinator, she is thrilled to join SheLift team to help to inspire personal growth through mentorship.
Seema Kamath | Director
Seema, an attorney at Skadden, Arps, has served as counsel for numerous pro bono matters, and prior to joining the Board in her individual capacity, served as pro bono counsel to SheLift. Seema previously taught at Columbia University and Brentwood School and has been hitting the ski slopes since she was a toddler.
"It has been a joy to help SheLift grow from the spark of an idea in Sarah's head to the important organization it is today, and I'm honored to sit on the board to help serve SheLift's purpose of mentoring our young women participants as they push their boundaries and grow through challenge,”
Trista Sutter | Director
Known from the popular ABC shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, andDancing with the Stars, Trista captivated viewers with her girl-next-door charm. After her first television appearance on The Bachelor, Trista was selected to be featured as the first bachelorette on the popular show, The Bachelorette, where she met her husband of 12 years, Ryan. Trista and Ryan’s wedding drew in more than 26 million viewers – making it one of the most-widely viewed episodes in the history of reality television. Since then, Trista has added author (“Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart), designer (Glory Haus’ Grateful Heart Collection) and TedxVail speaker (The Value of YOU) to her titles, although she is most proud of “Mom” to son, Max and daughter, Blakesley as well as Vail Valley resident and happy wife to Ryan.
Ben Anderson is the Founder/Owner of Icelantic Skis based in Golden, CO. He started by making skis in his garage and has grown the brand into the largest USA manufactured ski company. Ben encourages all Icelantic customers to have fun, breath deep and Return To Nature. Learn more at www.icelanticskis.com
Sam grew up in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado. His passion for the outdoors, exploration, and community led him to follow his entrepreneurial spirit with friends from his home town and he became a key player with the startup ski brand, Icelantic Skis. Through Icelantic, Sam found a passion for Experiential Marketing and created several out-of-the-box Brand partnerships, co-lab’s, and experiences helping to catapult Icelantic out of the Ski brand environment, and into a year-round lifestyle brand. One of Sam’s most notable accomplishments is the creation and direction of Winter on the Rocks, the first and only winter concert to take place at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In 2015, Sam became a founding partner in a Experiential Marketing Agency entitled The Pinecone Project, and since has been the creative force behind a number of internationally recognized experiential marketing campaigns.
Alexandria Prain | Director
Alexandria Prain brings over seven years of experience working within the international and domestic non-profit and private sectors. During her graduate studies, Alex has provided services and supports to Latino families in the Denver area with infants and toddlers with physical and intellectual disabilities and delays. Alexandria has an MA in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration from the University of Denver and a BA in International Relations from the University of Montana. Having grown up in the mountains of Colorado, Alex is passionate about empowering young girls and building human capital within her mountain community.
As a veteran himself, Matt's background was instrumental in building Team Rubicon, a national veteran serving nonprofit, which offers vets the opportunity to serve their communities in disaster response. When he started with the organization in 2012, they were working from a dining room table and saw tremendous growth during his time, into an international non-profit. Matt is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps., deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-08. Through his career, Matt has been most interested in solving complex social issues through cross sector innovation.