UBCO Ambassadors are trailblazers with an infectious sense of adventure. Whether working, travelling or just being, they motivate us – to explore, to try new things, to tread lightly, and to always have fun.

Chris Burkard - California & Reykjavik, Iceland

explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author.

Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, I work to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and
lifestyle subjects, I'm known for images that are punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. In career and art, I'm most content when I’m searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes.

Follow Chris’s adventures:

Website: chrisburkardshop.com

Instagram: @chrisburkard

Facebook: @ChrisBurkardPhotography

YouTube: @ChrisburkardStudio

Shane Dorian - Hawaii

Hall of Fame Surfer and Hunter

I'm a Hall of Fame surfer known for my fearless approach to big-wave riding and overall contributions to the world of surfing. Born in Hawaii, I've become a pioneer in the sport, pushing the boundaries of what's possible on the waves. I love challenging conditions, particularly in the realm of tow-in surfing.

I've also delved into shaping surfboards and mentoring the next generation of surfers. I have a commitment to environmental causes, especially marine conservation which reflects my deep connection to the ocean.

Follow Shane's adventures:

Instagram @shanedorian

Facebook: @Shane-Dorian

Conner Coffin - SantaBarbara, California

Professional Surfer

I’m a professional surfer from Santa Barbara, California! I’ve been surfing since I was 4 and I love to spend as much time in and around the ocean as possible through surfing, fishing, diving, and exploring! I love to use the UBCO 2X2 to load up my board and gear and head to the beach as well as getting off the beaten path around home and enjoying nature!

Follow Connor's adventures:

Website: connercoffin.com

Instagram: @connercoffin

Facebook: @ConnerCoffinSurf

YouTube: @YoungWiseTails

Andy Best - Roaming, US

Fulltime road tripping to wild places

I am independent filmmaker turned photographer, contributing to National Geographic Adventure, Roam, and my production company, Lone Bison Films. I now live fill time on the road with my wife and two daughters. While chasing my dream of sharing the beauty of Earth, I hope to inspire others to leave a better trace. All said and done, I truly enjoy aligning with friends and likeminded brands that share my passion for our wild spaces.

Follow Andy's adventures:

Linktr.ee: @andybest

Instagram: @andy_best

Website: andy.best

Whitney Whitehouse - Oregon, US

Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife and Lifestyle Photographer.

I am an outdoor adventure, wildlife and lifestyle photographer based in Bend, Oregon. I spend all of my free time exploring the outdoors with my best friend and rescue dog, Jasper (AKA Jazz Paws). My deep passion for experiencing new places and meeting new people, along with my curiosity for life, allows me to get a unique perspective. I try to have fun in everything that I do and take on each aspect of life with a positive attitude and smile on my face.

Check out Whitney's 2X2 adventures:

Trails, errands and pottery with a Special Edition bike

Owyhee 2X2 overnight adventure

Website: Whitwhitehouse.com

Instagram: @whitwhitehouse

Bianca Germain -  Denver, Colorado

Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife and Lifestyle Photographer.

I am a commercial photographer
focusing my assignment work and personal projects in the outdoors. Whether it is skiing or hunting, rivers or mountains, the ultimate pursuit is to connect with nature and share those experiences through imagery accessible to all.
Taking photographs of rad people doing rad stuff inspires me, and I hope my work can pay it forward.

Follow Bianca’s adventures:

Instagram @biancagermain

Website: https://biancagermainphoto.com/

Instagram: @whitwhitehouse

Owen Boynton - East Coast, New Zealand

Hunter, Gatherer, Guardian.

I live on the East Coast of Aotearoa, NZ with a marine reserve as my front yard and typical East Coast high country out the back door. I am the Co-Producer of my hunting TV show ‘Toa Hunter Gatherer‘, and in between filming episodes I proudly look after what’s left of 3 native forest reserves on a 2,500 acre station. Despite the TV show taking me to some amazing places and allowing me to meet amazing people, I’m usually a lone wolf happily content in the wild.

Follow Owen's adventures:

Hunting with care on a 2X2

TV Show: Toa Hunter Gatherer

Facebook: Toa Hunter Gatherer

Instagram: @toahuntergatherer

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Kyle Kotajarvi - Pacific NW & New Zealand

Capturing a feeling

I am a filmmaker, adventure-lover, and cookie enthusiast with roots in the Pacific Northwest, but currently living the good life in New Zealand. I’m the happiest when in the mountains with a camera in hand, and a few good friends to create some memories with.

Passionate about people, mental health, and stories that make you feel everything. Most adventures begin with a winding dirt road lined by evergreens.

Follow Kyle's adventures:

Website: kylekotajarvi.com

Instagram: @kylekotajarvi

TikTok: @kylekotajarvi

YouTube: @kyle-kotajarvi

Alvin Dedeaux - Austin, Texas

Premier fly-fishing guide

I've been fly-fishing for nearly 50 years. And over the last 25 years I've taken pride in sharing this knowledge with other fly-fishing anglers and beginners. In the Winter and Spring months I spend my time chasing largemouth and Guadalupe bass on my home waters of the Colorado River. In the summer and fall you can find me chasing redfish in the shallow saltwater flats of the middle Texas coast. I'm a proud cofounder of LoCo Trash Bash, an all-volunteer effort that has helped remove over 45 tons of trash from the Lower Colorado River.

Follow Alvin's adventures:

Website: alvindedeaux.com

Instagram: @alvin_dedeaux_fly_fishing

YouTube: @AlvinDedeauxFlyFishing

TikTok: @alvindedeaux

Willie Woodward - Bend, Oregon

Adventure Dirtbag to the Core

I'm an adventure photographer based in the American West, documenting friends and athletes pursuing their connection with the outdoors; whether it be climbing, rafting, sailing, skiing… For me, adventure is where I connect with nature, sometimes alone, often with friends. Any chance to be outside is a day well spent.

Follow Willie's adventures:

Website: williamwoodward.co

Instagram: @wheretowillie

Vimeo: wheretowillie


Meg Kee - Big Bear, California

Rock climbing guide, founder of @MountainGirls

I am a rock-climbing guide, wilderness first responder, yoga teacher, and community builder for women to learn outdoor sports. Living so close to nature in the mountains of Southern California has opened up many opportunities for my son and I to live an adventurous life. I am an adventure hobbyist and all-around nature lover. If I see something that looks fun, I’m going to give it a try. Adventure truly is the fuel for my existence.

Follow Meg's adventures:

Hitting the slopes on Adventure bikes

Fun exploring caves on a 2X2

Getting started riding

Instagram: @megkkee and @mountaingirls

Tiktok: Meg Kee

Linktr.ee: @megkkee

Della Frederickson - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Florida gal turned Wyoming Rancher

I am a western photographer based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ever since I moved out West 6 years ago my adventures have been driven by my passion to experience more of the vast wilderness and ranching community. Whether it's a cattle drive, fishing a summer hatch on the river or a multi-day pack trip into the mountains, I am always down for the adventure.

Follow Della's adventures:

Feeding the donkeys in the snow on an Adventure bike

Snow towing snowboard fun with an Adventure bike

Website: dellafredericksonphotos.com

Instagram: @dellpickles

Brock O’Hurn – California

actor and fitness enthusiast

I'm an actor and fitness enthusiast, who attempts to blend my on-screen roles with a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. I’m all about captivating audiences through film and television, while also inspiring a strong social media community to prioritize wellness. I always strive to make a positive impact in both the entertainment and fitness worlds
while encouraging others to embrace a balanced and active life. I’m always up for an adventure and reconnecting back to nature has become a necessity. UBCO has helped take me there.

Follow Brock's adventures:

Instagram @brockohurn

TikTok @brockohurn

Facebook: @brockohurnofficial

Dylan Furst – Bellingham, Washington State

Capturing beauty in the shadows

Dylan rides a Special Edition 2X2

I’m a photographer born and raised in Bellingham, Washington State. My work takes inspiration from the nearby forested landscapes and inclement weather I frequently experience living in the Pacific Northwest. Taking photographs gives me the opportunity to turn inward, shifting my perspective and challenging myself to bring new light to the somewhat overlooked and darker scenes of nature.

Follow Dylan's adventures

Abandoned military base on the 2X2 Special Edition

Website: fursty.studio

Instagram: @fursty

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