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RETROSPEC COMMUNITY SERIES: HANNAH HUNT

HAPPY, BRIGHT, FAITH DRIVEN OUTDOOR LOVER AND PNW MAVEN.

Hannah Hunt caught our attention with her bright, smiley photos. This girl is always exploring! Learn about her favorite adventure spots, how she stays grounded, and how she earned the nickname "Otter!"

R: Describe yourself, where you're from, and what you do 

HH: My name is Hannah! I am the middle child of seven sisters. I love them and my whole family so much. I am very active and love anything outdoors. I live in the beautiful state of Oregon! Traveling is a big part of my life, and I try to visit new places as much as possible. I have been to four continents already!

I am currently a nanny, and I love my job and “my” kiddos. [I] am teaching them to longboard as well!

I am involved in high school ministry and have taught many of the students how to longboard. It has been so much fun and a great way to hang out and become good friends!

R: You clearly love being outdoors! What are some of your favorite things to do in nature? Is there any activity you’ve been dying to try?

HH: Anything that involves water, like lakes, rivers, or the ocean, is my favorite! My nickname is “otter” because I am happiest in the water. I also love to hike/bike. And my new favorite thing is longboarding in new places or paved trails.

Something that I’ve always wanted to try is dirt-biking, so hopefully, I can do that soon! I also want to do more paddle-boarding. I have a couple times that that was so much fun!

R: We’d argue that the best memories are made while adventuring outside. Is there a certain outdoor experience that stands out as the greatest memory for you?

HH: This is a tough question! I have so many amazing memories from adventuring outdoors. My most recent adventure was going on a road trip with my family to Idaho and Wyoming. We hiked around Yellowstone and then the Sawtooth mountains. Anywhere we could, we would use my longboards to get us places faster and see more sights. Also at rest stops or a cool road, we would longboard to get the road trip jitters out!

R: Where are your favorite places to longboard to or around in your neighborhood? (i.e. great coffee shop nearby, cool shops, nice scenery, etc.)

HH: I live on rough country roads, so I can’t longboard there, but I often longboard with my friends in Gresham or Clackamas or the Springwater trail. We like to longboard to get ice cream and then hang out in a park. In Thermopolis Wyoming, we always longboarded to the pool or coffee shop from our hotel.

R: What’s your favorite place to take your board out for a spin? Do you have a favorite path or destination?

HH: In Oregon, I like to longboard the Springwater trail, but my favorites are  Rowena Crest or Crown Point. Mostly I longboard whenever or wherever I can, and it adds more fun to any adventure.

R: Best pizza in your city?

HH: Oh goodness, all the pizza! I actually really like the pizza at Old Chicago in Clackamas.

R: How do you take your coffee?

HH: I love any coffee, but my regular is just plain coffee with a little half and half.

R: What are 5 things you can't live without right now?

HH: Hugs, I can’t get enough. Family, they mean everything to me. Friends, I have some pretty cool ones. Adventure, I have to get out and explore. Laughing, nothing heals the soul like a good laugh. Faith, never taking for granted the goodness of God.

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