2015 Mount Baker
Del grew up climbing with his Dad and older brother and has summitted every major peak in the Cascade range including 7 trips to the summit of Mt. Rainier from 3 different routes. Del was a founding member of the Climb for Captives team and has guided many teams on multiple mountains.
Jason has been a Washington resident since 1991. He’s married to his amazing wife Stephanie of 13 years. They have three wonderful children, Levi, Seth and the lovely Addison. Jason works as the executive lead of Reach Church. Jason and Stephanie have a passion to serve others.
Although my life is filled with beautiful blessings, I can not sit idle thinking about children and women who are being used for human/sex trafficking and the reality of what their world is like. Joining Climb for Captives for my first climb allows me to do something about this devastating reality.
Curtis has been married to his wife, Karie for 11 years. They have an 8 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. He is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Monroe fire department. Curtis is an avid outdoorsmen and loves climbing local mountains and even got to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa last summer.
As a founding member of Climb for Captives Josh has summited on all Climb for Captives trips, including leading the team to the summit of Mount Baker in 2010 and Mount Rainier in 2013. Climb for Captives is the perfect opportunity for Josh to combine his love for the outdoors, great friendships and the fight against modern day slavery.
Robby is a family man with a seemingly unquenchable thirst for challenge and most any activity that takes him outdoors. Spending the early years of his life living in Seattle under the shadow of Mt. Rainier, he dreamt of standing on top. After three intensely gratifying (and painful) Mt. Rainier summits with C4C under his belt, the cause of combatting human trafficking has beckoned him to climb again.
My wife and I have become more educated on human trafficking and modern day slavery in the last decade. Since then we have supported several groups who work locally and abroad. We have long had a deep desire to be more involved in as many tangible ways as possible to bring awareness and change.
Based out of Columbus, Ohio Stephen has been fortunate to live, work, and travel 5 continents around the world. With years experience as an emergency department nurse in North America Stephen counts himself privileged to be on the front lines of those who see and can respond to human trafficking directly.
Ronda is a follower of Jesus at the City Church in Kirkland, WA and mother of two wonderful children. Along with her husband, Will, they have a heart for local children in need and became licensed foster parents this year, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child.
Dr. Dan Nelson grew up in Tacoma, Washington and is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. He has been practicing pain management since 1989 and had the honor of being named by Seattle Magazine as one of Puget Sound’s “Top Doctors.”
Darren was born and raised in the Seattle area. He returned after meeting his now wife, Laurel, in California during their college years. Darren recently started to fall in love with the beauty the Northwest mountains have to offer. He enjoys hiking and discovering new PNW adventures.
Jeremy grew up in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range just Northeast of Seattle. In early 2008, while travelling abroad, Jeremy visited a home for survivors of sex trafficking. The reality of modern-day slavery profoundly impacted him...
Ben is a founding member of Climb for Captives. He is a Seattle native and is a Managing Director for Cornerstone Advisors, a wealth management firm in Bellevue, Washington. Ben is the husband of 16 years to his wife, Angie, and the father to three children, Sam, Katie, and Lily.