Kelly Hilleke

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Kelly’s Bio

Kelly Hilleke

My name is Kelly Hilleke. I am a 14-year-old outdoor adventurer from Glenwood Springs, CO. I am the oldest of four boys and have grown up playing in the mountains – skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and paddling with my family. This past summer I climbed and skied Mt. Sopris in Carbondale, CO for the 10th time. I also paddled the entire 100 miles of Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. I feel very grateful for all of these opportunities.

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My Core Values

  1. Optimism
  2. Integrity
  3. Protect the environment
  4. Work hard/train hard
  5. Honesty
  6. Perseverance
  7. Gratefulness

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