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Advisory Board

Janet Rikala Dalton

Janet Rikala Dalton

San Francisco, California

Born and raised in Minnesota, Janet Dalton grew up playing outside, swimming in lakes, camping on an island and walking through the woods in all kinds of weather. A professional chef with thirty-five years under her belt in the restaurant business, Janet loves to wield her knife and culinary skills in the wilderness - she takes gourmet dehydrated meals to the next level. Having embarked on mountain adventures around the world, Janet’s superpower is being OK being uncomfortable, and she is the most herself outside.

“The Cairn Project exemplifies all of the qualities I value, and I am thrilled to support an organization that helps offer young women the same chance I’ve had to find happiness through outdoor adventure. Challenge builds strength!”

Petrika Peters

Petrika Peters

Spearfish, South Dakota

Petrika lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her partner, two kids, border collie and gang of hens. It wasn't until college that she learned the empowering gift of exploring wilderness with women. During that time, she worked on a team connecting adjudicated youth with the wonder of the outdoors. With a background in wilderness therapy, community organizing, environmental justice, and non-profit development, Petrika holds a B.A. from The Evergreen State College and an M.A in environmental policy from Northern Arizona University. She is the Sustainability Coordinator at Black Hills State University.

"Adventuring outside fills my soul; empowering other women of any age to connect to wilderness feeds my heart."

Collette Roy

Collette Roy

San Francisco, California

Some of Collette’s earliest memories are of waking up in a sleeping bag and exploring the dirt, trees, lakes, and streams of the Midwest on one of her family’s many camping trips. Collette has spent much her career working with land conservation groups, believing that the connection people have with our environment is of utmost importance for happiness. Currently, she is an Individual Giving Officer at the SF Symphony - she is also passionate about music and the arts - and spends time hiking as much of California as possible. Collette holds a B.A. in Biology from Smith College.

“The chance to reflect in the woods, spend a night on a mountain, or kayak a river are what bring me joy and limitless strength to see more beauty in the world than anger and fear. I support The Cairn Project’s mission to give more girls around the country the chance to connect with themselves and the world through nature.”

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