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Josh Jespersen

Protect Our Winters Riders Alliance Member

Josh Jespersen is a former Navy SEAL, and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After moving to Colorado in 2012 to immerse himself in the Rocky Mountains, he started guiding wounded veterans, and taking them deep into the mountains. This spurred the founding of Mission Memorial Day in 2014, which is an organization Josh and three other combat veterans founded to take back the true meaning of Memorial Day by honoring their friends and other service members who never made it home from war. Josh continues to try and inspire veterans through his own pursuits and those of MMD to get out in the mountains and live life to the fullest. Josh's latest venture is Journey Lines, a zine about backcountry skiing in the great state of Colorado.