Welcome Sofia and Emilé

One’s a skier, one’s a snowboarder; one’s a writer, one’s a photographer; both love wild winters

Our Ambassador Team is a corps of professional backcountry skiers, explorers, guides and industry veterans who embody the mission of Winter Wildlands Alliance, strengthening our efforts to promote and protect the human-powered snowsports experience. They are leaders in the backcountry community and provide a crucial link between Winter Wildlands Alliance, the public, and the rest of the snowsports world. We value their support and commitment tremendously.


Snowboarder, Environmentalist, Writer

Home Base: Jackson, Wyoming

Instagram: @Curlsinthewild

Emilé is an avid splitboarder, environmental writer, and conservationist. She is pursuing her Masters at the Yale School of the Environment focusing on land management, ecosystem conservation, and climate change. She is broadly interested in natural resource management and conflict resolution. At Yale, she serves as the executive co-director of the Environmental Film Festival. She has worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a range technician, an instructor for National Outdoor Leadership School, and taught at Teton Science Schools. She is leveraging media and writing to better communicate the nuances of our modern socio-ecological context. Emilé is currently working on her first snowboard filming project this Winter 20/21. As a black female outdoor enthusiast, she is deeply passionate about increasing accessibility for the BIPOC community to experience winter landscapes through the vehicle of winter sports. She works with brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Vans, Smartwool, and Rivian.


Adventure photographer and filmmaker

Home Base: Jackson, Wyoming

Website: www.sofiajaramillophoto.com
Instagram: @sofia_jaramillo5

Sponsors: Samsung Mobile and Juliana Bicycles

Member of: Diversify PhotoWomen Photograph, and Authority Collective

Sofia Jaramillo is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based out of Jackson, Wyoming. As a Colombian-American, her mission is to uplift and tell the stories of BIPOC athletes and friends. Jaramillo got her start in photography working for newspapers and is trained in telling stories through still photography and video. She believes in the power of storytelling and with this approach has photographed worldwide ad campaigns for various clients. In 2019, she became the first woman of color to shoot a snow campaign for The North Face. She is a regular contributor to National Geographer Travel and National Geographic Adventure. A deep appreciation for nature and winter lands was instilled in her ever since her childhood growing up in Idaho. With her work in outdoor sports, she strives to carve space and create more opportunities for BIPOC athletes and make wild lands more accessible for everyone.