VNTRbirds (venture birds) encourage women through outdoor education and adventure. Women-run and based in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, VNTRbirds brings women to the outdoors through mountain biking, backcountry skiing and splitboarding and community meet ups. These experiences bring women together and help create more confidence and self-reliance in the outdoors.

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 KELLEY WREN (she/her)

Founder+Co-Owner – BICP Level 1, Wilderness First Responder, AIARE 1, Companion Rescue

Kelley Wren has always been inspired by seeing more women in the outdoors which led to the creation of VNTRbirds in 2011. She wanted to bring more opportunities to women in her community and beyond to enjoy the same passions she discovered as a young girl. Snowboarding has always held her heart, and brought her to many incredible new mountains and countries,  but she’s finding new passions, like mountain biking, that give her the same adrenaline rush that she craves.

 LEANNE WREN (she/they)

Co-Owner – AIARE Pro 1, AIARE AVALANCHE INSTRUCTOR, Wilderness First Responder

Leanne Wren is an all-around outdoor adventurer. From mountain biking to backcountry splitboarding, she spends the majority of her time playing in the mountains both near and far from home and encouraging other women to get outside too. When she got the opportunity to work with VNTRbirds there was no hesitation. As a backcountry guide, Leanne has the experience and knowledge to explore beyond the boundaries, including many international destinations.

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Meet the Wren Sisters of VNTRbirds. We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Kelley Wren, the co-owner of VNTRbirds, a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation. 

-Bold Journey, July 18th 2023