Robin Schepper, Washington, D.C. based entrepreneur and consultant was elected to the Board of Directors of Choose Outdoors on February 15, 2012. Robin brings a wealth of experience and passion for children's issues as well as for Choose Outdoors mission to connect all Americans to their public lands through outdoor recreation.. Elizabeth Simon, Board Chair, said â€œI am pleased that someone of Robin's considerable achievement in helping Americans be more physically active and to get the nutrition they need, has agreed to join the Board of Choose Outdoorsâ€.
Robin served as the first Executive Director of First Lady Michele Obama's initiative Let's Move! Prior to that, Robin's experience spans from communications to community organizing to serving on the PTA. Robin has worked on four presidential campaigns including acting as Washington State Director for Clinton-Gore in 1996; she worked in the U.S. Senate for as the Communications Committee Staff Director for Senator Tom Daschle; she consulted for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and founded two consulting businesses, Pyramid Communications based in Seattle, WA and Wayfinder, Inc. based in Washington, DC. Robin now consults with non-profits and foundations on preventing childhood obesity, and improving the nutrition and physical activity of all Americans, including the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Robin believes in Choose Outdoors' mission, â€œI look forward to working with an organization that prioritizes the importance of outdoor recreation. Our federal, state and local lands are assets that can help Americans lead healthier lives. I look forward to working with the staff and Board of Directors of Choose Outdoors to find creative ways to build strategic partnerships that will encourage more Americans to choose the outdoors in their daily lives."
About Choose Outdoors
Choose Outdoors is a national nonprofit organization promoting outdoor recreation and active lifestyles. Through support for public lands and waters, recreation infrastructure and programs connecting Americans to the outdoors, Choose Outdoors helps to give everyone a chance to get outside.
Find out more about Choose Outdoors and how to get involved at chooseoutdoors.org.