SHANNON DAVIS - PRODUCER / WRITER
As an outdoor creative and insatiable wanderer, Shannon has been bringing stories of adventurous people and places to life for more than 15 years. He's worked on staff for Men's Health, Backpacker, and Climbing magazine where he served as Editor-in-chief. Most recently, he worked for REI, where he developed editorial strategy and partnerships for Adventure Projects (a suite of sites and apps including Mountain Project) and for REI's Co-op Journal where he remains a contributing editor. Among his favorite outdoor accomplishments, he lists: summiting the Matterhorn, sea kayaking Chile’s Fjord de las Montanas, getting his four-year-old son up a 5.6 in Estes Park, and eating cheeseburgers in each of the 50 states during a year-long stint of living out of a Volkswagen Westfalia, during which he also created a GPS guide to every state highpoint and listened to an unholy amount of Grateful Dead. Most recent moment finding "home": ice cragging at Ouray Ice Park with old friends met through Big City Mountaineers.
ALTON RICHARDSON - DIRECTOR
In the summer of 2006, just after graduating high school, Alton lowered over the top of a cliff deep in an unknown corner of the Sierra’s and took his first climbing photographs. While the pictures weren’t particularly good, it sparked a fire inside; to be outside, climbing and skiing with friends and to document that process and inspire others to get out as well. Over a decade later, Alton has not only worked directly for major outdoor brands, but he has worked successfully with numerous leading brands, publications and publishers to create original content in still photography, video and print formats. His work has appeared on the cover of Climbing Magazine as well as in Alpinist, Gripped and California Climber magazines. He has ticked commercial video projects for Trango, Rab and Mountain Standard as well as directed editorial video projects for REI’s Co-Op Journal. Most recent moment finding “home”: topping out Freerider in the dark on El Capitan after 5 days in a row on the wall.