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Who are we?

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WE ARE GOATS!

WE are CHANGING THE OUTDOORS FOR THE LGBTQ Community

  • Hosting outdoor adventures, events and activities

  • Building friendships outside of the bar

  • Easing access to the outdoors

  • Creating a network of partners who will help us transform the outdoor industry into a safe space for the queer athlete, adventurist, and newbie
     

Our Goals

  • There for the entire LGBTQ community

  • Overcome barriers to adventure travel

  • Improve access to the outdoors

  • Make it easier to break free

  • Create safe spaces in the outdoors

  • Build friendships while having fun

Our Trips/Activities

  • Built by you and for you

  • Local adventures in your backyard

  • Overnight and multi-night adventures that let you break free

  • Activities that won’t break the bank

  • Destinations off the beaten path but easy to reach

  • Activities that respect you as an LGBTQ athlete and adventurist

meet the team

Our staff are experienced guides, outdoor fanatics, and health geeks looking to get the LGBTQ community outdoors in fun, safe and creative ways. Join us and BE A GOAT.

Keith Oberlin

founder / Adventure director / Senior Guide

Snowboarder | Cyclist | Whitewater kayaker | Triathlete | Hiker | Backpacker | climber

An awkward kid growing up - not sports or outdoors inclined at all - persevering on family camping and canoeing trips, he eventually landed on running and skiing during his youth. Post college something happened. The outdoors, travel and adventures sports took him around the globe from the Alps, paddling Chilean rivers, cycling the Californian coast and enjoying quiet weekends hiking with his husband and dog near their Vermont home.

As Adventure Director, he works with outdoor organizations, athletes and enthusiasts to transform the outdoor industry into a safe, fun and inclusive space for the queer community. He also sits as Associate board member of Athlete Ally – tackling homophobia and transphobia in college, amateur, pro, and Olympic sports.

 

Benjamin Ancher

Culture Director / Senior Guide

Snowboarder | Cyclist | yogi | Hiker | swimmer

As a tried and true new englander, Ben is a fan of outdoor activities for all 4 seasons. Snowboarding and hiking are his go-to’s … but any chance to get out cycling or for open water swim are a bonus! He splits his time between Jersey City and southern Vt.

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Tenessa Roizman

Adventure Ambassador / Guide

Snowboarder | personal Trainer

Always into sports and athletics, she focused her career on health and wellness and becoming a personal trainer. moving to Idaho sparked her love for the outdoors. Now in the New York area, Meeting new people with similar adventure interests drew her to GOAT. As an ambassador and guide she promotes her healthy and positive living,and the value of the outdoors, while building and strengthening the LGBTQ community.

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Bill McCabe

Adventure Ambassador / senior guide

Surfer | snowboarder | hiker

Having grown up on a 1/4 mile wide barrier island off the coast of New Jersey, the ocean shaped his life in many positive ways. Beyond developing strong swimming skills and surfing year-round, the shore offered the ability to reflect on the importance and value of nature. When not surfing, he's enjoys quick weekends and day trips to the Poconos and Catskills to snowboard and hike. GOAT gives Bill the opportunity to help get people hooked on the Outdoors. It embraces everything he wants for myself and others when it comes to getting out and experiencing the incredible beauty and excitement that nature has to offer.

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David Guttman

Adventure Ambassador / guide

Skier | cyclist | mountain biker

Having lived in Vermont for six years, he is an avid skier who is just as happy on east coast ice as he is in the back-country, and claims to be more coordinated on skis than on foot. While winter sports are his first love, he also enjoys hiking, road and mountain biking, and anything involving the ocean, rivers or lakes. Now living in the East Village he even finds time to grow a small garden on his roof.

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Arnie Rodriguez

Adventure Ambassador

From his formative years climbing trees, jumping off his roof onto the trampoline, or running from big dogs, his love for adventure followed him to NYC where he found GOAT. he knew immediately he’d found his community! His love for Holistic Wellness tied in perfectly with getting outdoors and sharing new adventures with others.

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Nick Scarduzio

Adventure Ambassador

skier | Cyclist | hiker | SUP’er | kayaker

a Jersey native, he lives and loves life best when working out, skiing, biking, hiking, paddle-boarding, kayaking, or traveling abroad to explore new cultures.


join the team

 

Want to want to open the outdoors to others and lead trips?

Looking to partner or connect on another topic, drop us a line