Jon and Erin KellyCampers and Canoeists
Jon and Erin are diehard backcountry campers living in a remote northern town on the shores of Lake Superior. Surrounded by a rugged and wild environment, they spend much of their time in a canoe on Ontario’s lakes and rivers from spring through fall, or in a hot tent during the frigid Northern winter. Jon frequently goes on extended solo fishing trips and ZOLEO allows him to keep in touch with Erin back home, providing both with much-needed reassurance. They share their adventures on their YouTube channel, Lost Lakes.
Devin AshbyOutdoor Recreationist
Devin’s passion for the outdoors is rooted in a childhood of camping, hiking, rock climbing and fishing. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Management from Utah Valley University, Devin turned his passion for the outdoors into his career, working various jobs in the industry around his hometown of Salt Lake City. He finds the most joy in exploring the desert canyons of southern Utah where you can go days without seeing another person — just you and the towering sandstone cliffs to keep you company.
Bridget FabelHunter, Fisher and Guide
Bridget is one of the only well-known women in the western hunting space, and she shares her solo bowhunting, fly fishing and shed hunting adventures on Instagram and YouTube. She lives in a small town in southern Utah and is surrounded by three separate mountain ranges — one of which is considered ‘the most desolate range in the continental United States.’ The roads are scarce and rugged, and cell service is nonexistent. As she constantly travels in and out of cell range, Bridget relies on her ZOLEO to keep connected with friends and family and to have a means of communication in case an emergency ever occurs.
Dave NoronaProfessional Adventurist Athlete
Dave is a professional adventure athlete that has competed in over 450 races in 12 different disciplines throughout the world! He has spent the last 35 years — both summers and winters — in the backcountry and prides himself on pushing the limits in a responsible manner with safety being of the utmost importance. His summers are spent riding E-MTB, wing foiling and e-foiling, and his winters are spent sledding, sled skiing and ski touring. Dave currently rides for the Ski-Doo Backcountry Team.
Ryan ArcieroOff-Road Race Car Driver
Ryan is one of the most accomplished off-road racers in its history, winning countless competitions including the Baja 1000 and Nevada 2000. As a third-generation, off-road driver, Ryan is determined to continue the 65-year motorsports legacy the Arciero family has worked so hard to achieve. Whether competing in a 1000-mile, off-road race or turning fast laps on the pavement, Ryan's skills and experience make up a highly diverse and winning racing resume. Ryan uses his ZOLEO to stay connected with his team nearby as well as his family back home whenever his races bring him off the grid.
Eric Haase (SoCal Flying Monkey)Aviator
Eric, aka SoCal Flying Monkey, is an aviation content creator and private pilot who flies his Piper Cherokee 6 airplane all around the U.S. and Mexico for fun and adventure. He is a passionate aviator who loves the outdoors, mountain biking and skiing. His YouTube channel chronicles his family’s aviation journeys and seeks to encourage anyone interested in aviation. Eric depends on ZOLEO both in-flight and on the ground to keep in touch and stay safe.
Aaron Malone (Gideonstactical)Outdoor Enthusiast
Aaron's love of the outdoors and adventure began at a young age going camping, backpacking and hiking with his family. He has spent the last 20 years exploring the Colorado Rockies and many other western states. Along the way he founded a gear review channel on YouTube, GIDEONSTACTICAL, with the goal of helping people get into the outdoors and experience all of its beauty first hand, and to feel equipped and prepared while they make adventures of their own.
Steven Smith (My Life Outdoors)Backpacker
Creating connections between people and the outdoors through creative, informative and educational content — this is what Steven strives to do through his videos. He fell in love with the outdoors at five years of age on the ski slopes of Colorado. Since then, he has spent countless hours backpacking and helping others gain the confidence to venture into the backcountry. Steven uses ZOLEO to communicate with his family back home while he is on the trail and to check the weather so he’s never on a summit in a hailstorm again.
Luis HidalgoHiker, Backpacker, Canyoneer and Outdoor Chef
Meet Luis aka Exploring Mundos! A 31-year-old California native residing in Las Vegas, NV. His outdoor addiction started with a short half-a-mile hike in the Red Rock Canyon located just outside Las Vegas. He has been roaming and documenting all his hiking, camping, backpacking, canyoneering and love for outdoor cooking in some of the best areas in the Southwest. Luis uses his ZOLEO to communicate back home with his family, check on his dogs and exchange messages with his outdoor buddies.
Monique Song4WD Overlander
Monique is the girl behind the YouTube channel Overland Lady. The story of her leaving the corporate world to pursue a life in nature was made into a short film called City Girl, which won the Best Short in the 2020 Overlander Film Festival. She finds peace in the wilderness and often spends prolonged periods of time off the grid in her 4WD. ZOLEO plays an important role in making her solo trips possible by keeping her in touch with family and friends, updating her location and keeping her safe if help is ever needed.
Marcus WeinerHunter / Fisher
Marcus is the Founder and Publisher of Fish Alaska magazine and Hunt Alaska magazine. For the past 25 years Marcus has travelled throughout Alaska in pursuit of fish and game. His adventures have taken him into some of the wildest and most remote places on the planet. He cherishes any time spent in wild, remote places and Alaska has delivered each and every time. From the Arctic tundra north of the Arctic Circle, to the rain forests of Southeast Alaska, to the volcano-dense Aleutian Island chain, Marcus is most happy in remote, unspoiled locations.