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.
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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VNTRbirds’ Scholarship Fund: supporting women in the outdoors and furthering their outdoor education through mentorships and grants.