Juan Lazo Bautista been a resident of the LA area for almost his entire life since immigrating from Oaxaca, Mexico. After college, Juan realized the importance of staying outdoors and the vital part of our livelihoods based on a healthy relationship with nature.

Since then, he has been involved in several local and national initiatives to help open the outdoors for people of different backgrounds through educational and advocacy programs.

Juan currently works facilitating leadership programs for environmental professionals and leading forest bathing walks. His hammock, backpacking gear and sketch books are currently some of his most prized possessions