Shelma is the founder of Flash Foxy and the Women’s Climbing Festival. Shelma is a current Board Member of the Access Fund and in 2017, she was named one of 40 women who’ve made the biggest impact in the outdoor world by Outside Magazine. A leader in our community, she has written, spoken and presented on the importance of creating a climbing community that reflects and welcomes everyone who identifies as a climber. Shelma has a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. Raised in California but currently based in Brooklyn, Shelma can often be found plugging widgets into horizontal cracks at the Gunks or getting scared on granite highballs in Bishop.
Sarah L. Knapp is the Founder & Director of OutdoorFest, a community platform to connect urban dwellers to outdoor recreation in cities. Through their signature festival and monthly Mappy Hours, OutdoorFest is able to reach urban dwellers in over 10 cities in North America. Knapp is also the owner and publisher to offMetro, a green travel resource for urban dwellers wanting to get out of town, car optional.
Her love for adventure has brought her to the summit of Africa, the countryside of Belarus and the ski slopes of Patagonia. She believes that the best way to explore a city is by bike and the best place to get know someone is in the outside.