Gregg TreinishBozeman, MT, United States
Gregg Treinish, Founder and Executive Director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC), is both an adventurer and a conservationist. In 2010 Gregg formulated the idea for ASC based on his firm belief that it is the responsibility of those who recreate in natural areas to protect those same places. ASC's mission is to bring the adventure and science communities together for the purpose of conservation, leveraging the skills and passions of outdoors enthusiasts to contribute to real data collection.
Gregg has worked as a wildlife biologist, backcountry guide, and a wilderness therapy program supervisor in Colorado and Montana. He has traveled to six continents and continues to explore our world. In 2004 he hiked the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail, and in 2008 he completed the first ever trek of the Andes Mountain Range, south of the equator, which took more than 22 months and covered 7,800 miles.
Gregg was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award in November of 2008 for his trek across the Andes. More recently Gregg was named to the Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list in January of 2012 and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in May 2013. Gregg lives and plays in Bozeman, MT.