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Gregg Treinish - Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Bozeman, MT, US

Gregg Treinish Gregg Treinish

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation


Dynamic and motivating, 2008 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Executive Director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation



Gregg Treinish is the founder and executive director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. He believes firmly that it is the responsibility of those who recreate in our natural areas to protect those same areas.

Gregg Treinish has worked as a wildlife biologist, a backcountry guide, and as a supervisor in wilderness therapy programs in Colorado and Montana. He has traveled to five continents and continues to explore our world. In 2004, Treinish completed the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail, and in 2008 the first ever trek of the Andes Mountain Range, which took more than 22 months and 7800 miles to complete.

He was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award in November of 2008 for this accomplishment. He is currently living in Bozeman, MT and working with his organization. ASC has been successful in connecting athletes with research projects like high altitude microbe collection, biodiversity projects in South America, and algae bloom monitoring in the Inside Passage. Gregg has degrees in Sociology as well as Ecology and Evolution.

Industry Expertise (3)

Travel and Tourism

Environmental Services

Renewables and Environmental

Areas of Expertise (5)



Citizen Science



Accomplishments (3)

Publications (professional)

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has been featured in several major publications including the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Audubon Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and more.

Christian Science Monitor 30 Under 30 (professional)

The Monitor interviewed young artisans, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs and faith leaders who have innovative suggestions on how to improve the world. Gregg was honored with this title for his work combining adventure and science.

2008 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (personal)


Every year, National Geographic selects Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. In 2008, Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg were given this honor in recognition of being the first to trek the entire length of the Andes range in South America, some 7,800 miles from Ecuador to Argentina.

Education (2)

University of Colorado - Boulder: B.A. in Sociology, Sociology 2002

Montana State University : B.S. in Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolution 2009

Testimonials (3)

James Hetland, REI Portland Outreach | REI Portland

... outstanding presentation last night. I echo the sentiments of the woman who came up afterwards and said she just wanted to give you guys a hug.

Lisa Cashel, Director of Trail Operations | Tahoe Rim Trail Association

-We had the largest turnout in history for our annual meeting, due in large part to the anticipation surrounding our keynote speakers. Gregg and Deia did not disappoint. The presentation was captivating and inspirational, moving the room full of hikers and backpackers to laugh at moments and to be introspective at others. We were inspired by what these two have accomplished and equally so by what they have planned for the future.

Daniel Cruikshank, Owner | Granite Gear

If you ever have a chance to see Gregg and Deia speak on their adventures, it would be well worth your while. Granite Gear has been working them as sponsored athletes for several years now, through their Across the Andes trip and we had the pleasure of hosting them in their first slideshow after returning from South America. The presentation was engaging, and entertaining. They have provided us with stunning images we have used extensively in our advertising, catalogs, and trade show banners. The quality and professionalism is always present, but Gregg and Deia are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.

Event Appearances (4)

Across the Andes

The Adventure Summit  Wright State University


Across the Andes

  Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Across the Andes

2009 NCTA National Conference  North Country Trails Association


Across the Andes

Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association 2008 Gathering  Roanoke, Virginia


Sample Talks (1)

Across the Andes

Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg were the first people to trek the length of the Andes Mountains. They experienced first hand the lives of people who have been living for centuries using sustainable methods. They see a tremendous value in sharing the lessons learned from people who have been living harmoniously with the land for generations. Through intimate journal entries, stunning video, and captivating slides, Gregg and Deia bring their audiences along for the journey.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


2000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee