The Most Eligible Explorers of 2015

Got more game than Nintendo? Know a friend who does?
Fame & bragging rights will be yours as one of
the Most Eligible Explorers of 2015

SINGLE & SPONTANEOUS?

Gociety and our partners are looking for the ten most eligible explorers across the US. We will announce five guys and five gals who live in the adventurous moment, like to play outside and ahem, are single of course. Pull out your best flannels and hone your woodchopping skills, because the search is on! Ten lucky souls will get bragging rights (not to mention waves of adoration) for the year to come.

Nominate yourself and/or your friends and tell us why they should be considered one of the Most Eligible Explorers of 2015. 20 finalists will then go to a public vote. Cue up your grandmother, the competition will be fierce. Winners will be announced on October 28, 2015.

1. Nominate a friend. They will thank you later. Have more eligible friends? Enter them all.

2. Nominate yourself. It's ok, we won't tell.

3. Vote! On Oct. 19th we will have 20 Finalists from across the U.S. awaiting your verdict.

 

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Sept. 29, 2015 - Launch! Nominations open
Oct. 16, 2015 - Nominations close at midnight
Oct. 19, 2015 - 20 finalists announced & public voting begins
Oct. 25, 2015 - Public vote ends at midnight
Oct. 28, 2015 - 10 winners (5 guys & 5 gals) announced

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3. Show your friends you care. The more friends you enter, the more brownie points you get.


A HANDFUL OF STANDOUT NOMINEES

jamie g.  Age: 26 Location: Boston, MA Nomination comments:  Head to Colorado for some back-bowl skiing in the middle of a blizzard? CHECK! Handstands atop Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks? CHECK! Snowshoeing a half-marathon to Trolltunga in Norway? CHECK! Scuba diving at night in South-East Asia? CHECK! There are few adventures that Jamie would turn down, and the she believes that the wilder the destination, the better! Gociety Profile

jamie g. 

Age: 26
Location: Boston, MA
Nomination comments:  Head to Colorado for some back-bowl skiing in the middle of a blizzard? CHECK! Handstands atop Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks? CHECK! Snowshoeing a half-marathon to Trolltunga in Norway? CHECK! Scuba diving at night in South-East Asia? CHECK! There are few adventures that Jamie would turn down, and the she believes that the wilder the destination, the better!

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Christopher K. Age: 25 Location: Nomad Nomination comments:  This Anthropologist turned videographer turned programmer is stealing hearts by day and hitchin' a ride wherever the wind blows by night. You'll find Christopher skydiving, snowboarding and slack-lining his way into a city near you!  Gociety Profile

Christopher K.

Age: 25
Location: Nomad
Nomination comments:  This Anthropologist turned videographer turned programmer is stealing hearts by day and hitchin' a ride wherever the wind blows by night. You'll find Christopher skydiving, snowboarding and slack-lining his way into a city near you! 

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betsy w. Age: 34 Location: Lyons, CO Nomination comments:  Betsy is a go-getter in every sense of the word. She loves to explore new places and push her body to new limits. She's also a fine camp cook and knows her bikes and brews. If we were forced to live in a Westy van on the Pacific Coast for the rest of our lives, we'd want Betsy along for the ride!  Gociety Profile

betsy w.

Age: 34
Location: Lyons, CO
Nomination comments:  Betsy is a go-getter in every sense of the word. She loves to explore new places and push her body to new limits. She's also a fine camp cook and knows her bikes and brews. If we were forced to live in a Westy van on the Pacific Coast for the rest of our lives, we'd want Betsy along for the ride! 

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Sean S. Age: 41 Location: Breckenridge, CO Nomination comments:  Sean is the 1st cancer survivor to summit Everest, has done the 7 summits, the Hawaiian Ironman and the South Pole. Sean runs up Colorado's famous 14er's in Tevas and this nice guy genuinely wants to make the world a better place, especially for kids and adults with cancer.  Gociety Profile

Sean S.

Age: 41
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Nomination comments:  Sean is the 1st cancer survivor to summit Everest, has done the 7 summits, the Hawaiian Ironman and the South Pole. Sean runs up Colorado's famous 14er's in Tevas and this nice guy genuinely wants to make the world a better place, especially for kids and adults with cancer. 

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Carly D. Age: 28 Location: New York, New York Nomination comments:  There's a reason they call NYC the "Concrete Jungle," and there's no more intrepid urban explorer than Carly. Even beyond the city—from epic bike rides and upstate hikes to ski trips out west—her culinary talents and insatiable appetite for discovery make her the ideal traveling companion. Who better to invite on your fishing trip or snow-bound ski weekend than a professionally trained chef? Gociety Profile

Carly D.

Age: 28
Location: New York, New York
Nomination comments:  There's a reason they call NYC the "Concrete Jungle," and there's no more intrepid urban explorer than Carly. Even beyond the city—from epic bike rides and upstate hikes to ski trips out west—her culinary talents and insatiable appetite for discovery make her the ideal traveling companion. Who better to invite on your fishing trip or snow-bound ski weekend than a professionally trained chef?

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Brandon W. Age: 32 Location: Denver, CO Nomination comments:  With just enough roughness around his edges, Brandon is a gentleman and an explorer, rugged yet refined.  Originally from Wisconsin, he now lives outside of his comfort zone.  He is kind, fun, a great cook and carries more than enough rapid reward points on his Southwest card for a +1 to accompany him on his many wild quests. Yep, it's true.  For any thrill-seeking girl, Brandon will be the greatest adventure, bar none.  Gociety Profile

Brandon W.

Age: 32
Location: Denver, CO
Nomination comments:  With just enough roughness around his edges, Brandon is a gentleman and an explorer, rugged yet refined.  Originally from Wisconsin, he now lives outside of his comfort zone.  He is kind, fun, a great cook and carries more than enough rapid reward points on his Southwest card for a +1 to accompany him on his many wild quests. Yep, it's true.  For any thrill-seeking girl, Brandon will be the greatest adventure, bar none. 

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Hamlin W. Age: 26 Location: Washington D.C.  Nomination comments:  With a name like Hamlin, you know this is going to be good.  Hamlin offers the best of both worlds in that he is an accomplished young professional holding the US Government together in D.C., but his heart belong in the mountains and on any adventure he can sniff out.  He's a southern gent with a northwest spirit who could use a companion who's down to adventure to see the world with him!    Gociety Profile

Hamlin W.

Age: 26
Location: Washington D.C. 
Nomination comments:  With a name like Hamlin, you know this is going to be good.  Hamlin offers the best of both worlds in that he is an accomplished young professional holding the US Government together in D.C., but his heart belong in the mountains and on any adventure he can sniff out.  He's a southern gent with a northwest spirit who could use a companion who's down to adventure to see the world with him!   

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Meta B. Age: 25 Location: Fort Collins, CO Nomination comments:  The name Meta is statistically uncommon in current history.  It's meaning is of Germanic and Greek origin for "Pearl". But, don't be fooled, Meta is not a dainty piece of jewelry your Grandma wears only for special occasions.  Like a pearl, Meta is tough, as exhibited on her many daring excursions on her mountain bike, hiking treks and weekend camping trips.  She is daring, always willing to push a little harder and go a little faster and searching for her next adventure.  Also, like a pearl, Meta is beautiful.  She has killer looks and charm and an all-around fantastic human being.  Take the plunge and go diving for this pearl of a girl!  Gociety Profile

Meta B.

Age: 25
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Nomination comments:  The name Meta is statistically uncommon in current history.  It's meaning is of Germanic and Greek origin for "Pearl". But, don't be fooled, Meta is not a dainty piece of jewelry your Grandma wears only for special occasions.  Like a pearl, Meta is tough, as exhibited on her many daring excursions on her mountain bike, hiking treks and weekend camping trips.  She is daring, always willing to push a little harder and go a little faster and searching for her next adventure.  Also, like a pearl, Meta is beautiful.  She has killer looks and charm and an all-around fantastic human being.  Take the plunge and go diving for this pearl of a girl! 

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Adrienne R. Age: 32 Location: Boulder, CO Nomination comments:  A former Louisiana gal, Adrienne has traded in the bayou for the mountains where she spends most of her time snowboarding and biking throughout the Rockies. When she isn't teaching French to children or trekking around the world, she can be found chasing adventure, practicing yoga or cutting loose at music shows.  Gociety Profile

Adrienne R.

Age: 32
Location: Boulder, CO
Nomination comments:  A former Louisiana gal, Adrienne has traded in the bayou for the mountains where she spends most of her time snowboarding and biking throughout the Rockies. When she isn't teaching French to children or trekking around the world, she can be found chasing adventure, practicing yoga or cutting loose at music shows. 

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Ry G. Age: 24 Location: Chattanooga, TN Nomination comments:  Guitar picking, A.T. thru-hiking, trail running, lover of all things outdoors - Ry is known to hang the raddest hammocks East of the Mississippi and all he wants for Christmas is to turn his single nest into a double nest.  Gociety Profile

Ry G.

Age: 24
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Nomination comments:  Guitar picking, A.T. thru-hiking, trail running, lover of all things outdoors - Ry is known to hang the raddest hammocks East of the Mississippi and all he wants for Christmas is to turn his single nest into a double nest. 

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Michelle A. Age: 26 Location: Salt Lake City, UT Nomination comments:  She's a reformed sorority girl who has since overcome her loathing of nature and embraced the bounty of the great outdoors.  She's now a proud ultra-runner and mountain wrangler. Bloody knees and mud-caked Lululemons be damned, she's always up for a new adventure! Gociety Profile

Michelle A.

Age: 26
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Nomination comments:  She's a reformed sorority girl who has since overcome her loathing of nature and embraced the bounty of the great outdoors.  She's now a proud ultra-runner and mountain wrangler. Bloody knees and mud-caked Lululemons be damned, she's always up for a new adventure!

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Kyle O.  Age: 29 Location: Los Angeles, CA Nomination comments:  He's a singly guy living in LA who craves the outdoors and owns a few too many hammocks.  If you don't click, at least you'll both be comfortable! Gociety Profile

Kyle O. 

Age: 29
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Nomination comments:  He's a singly guy living in LA who craves the outdoors and owns a few too many hammocks.  If you don't click, at least you'll both be comfortable!

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Meghan B.  Age: 36 Location: Bend, OR Nomination comments: When Meghan isn't off volunteering in Africa or trekking in Mexico, she can be found hiking the PNW trails with her sweet (but intimidating) Doberman named Scarlet.  She's desperately trying to get Scarlet on a SUP board. She's a zip lining extraordinaire and just completed her second Tough Mudder!  Gociety Profile

Meghan B. 

Age: 36
Location: Bend, OR
Nomination comments: When Meghan isn't off volunteering in Africa or trekking in Mexico, she can be found hiking the PNW trails with her sweet (but intimidating) Doberman named Scarlet.  She's desperately trying to get Scarlet on a SUP board. She's a zip lining extraordinaire and just completed her second Tough Mudder! 

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Jacqueline D. Age: 21 Location: Chicago, IL Nomination comments:  Jacqueline may be a petite blonde, but she has more energy packed into her than a mongoose on methamphetamine.  Jacq loves the thrill of climbing steep mountains, doing handstands on the edge of cliffs and pitching a tent under the stars with the risk of wild life eating her alive.   Gociety Profile

Jacqueline D.

Age: 21
Location: Chicago, IL
Nomination comments:  Jacqueline may be a petite blonde, but she has more energy packed into her than a mongoose on methamphetamine.  Jacq loves the thrill of climbing steep mountains, doing handstands on the edge of cliffs and pitching a tent under the stars with the risk of wild life eating her alive.  

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Jeff G. Age: 29 Location: Denver, Colorado Nomination comments:  Jeff looks great in jorts.  He has climbed all of Colorado's 14ers. He is a professional beard grower. But most of all, he has the most adorable hiking puppy in the Universe who also happens to be the model dog for Jefferson County's hiking trails.  Gociety Profile

Jeff G.

Age: 29
Location: Denver, Colorado
Nomination comments:  Jeff looks great in jorts.  He has climbed all of Colorado's 14ers. He is a professional beard grower. But most of all, he has the most adorable hiking puppy in the Universe who also happens to be the model dog for Jefferson County's hiking trails. 

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Dan J.  Age: 30 Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Nomination comments: Daniel "T" Jones is all that is man. Whether using his Hollywood-esque pearly whites to tear raw meat from a deer he just ran down barefoot or accessorizing his Wyoming blue speedo (seen here) with a bow-tie and aviators, he is a man at home in all situations. Daniel can run with the wolves, ride with the eagles and ski with a lion.  He's on a horse.  When Daniel cuts onions, the onions cry.  In 1905, after consulting a gypsy woman, Albert Einstein formed his 'Theory of Daniel Jones". After much public pressure and jealousy from his wife, he named it the "Theory of Relativity".  "Dan Jones? Yeah, I've dreamt about him." -Scarlett Johanson Gociety Profile


Dan J. 

Age: 30
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Nomination comments: Daniel "T" Jones is all that is man. Whether using his Hollywood-esque pearly whites to tear raw meat from a deer he just ran down barefoot or accessorizing his Wyoming blue speedo (seen here) with a bow-tie and aviators, he is a man at home in all situations. Daniel can run with the wolves, ride with the eagles and ski with a lion.  He's on a horse.  When Daniel cuts onions, the onions cry.  In 1905, after consulting a gypsy woman, Albert Einstein formed his 'Theory of Daniel Jones". After much public pressure and jealousy from his wife, he named it the "Theory of Relativity". 

"Dan Jones? Yeah, I've dreamt about him." -Scarlett Johanson

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  MEGHAN T. Age: 31 Location: Golden, Colorado Nomination comments: Meghan is always firing on all cylinders. A teacher by day, climber, mountain biker and trail runner by all other times.  When not teaching or coaching, Meghan, a resident of Golden, Colorado can be found road-tripping the American West in search of her new favorite climbing area with her dog "Luca Thunder”, or seeking out a last minute adventure around the Rocky Mountains! Gociety Profile

 

MEGHAN T.

Age: 31
Location: Golden, Colorado
Nomination comments: Meghan is always firing on all cylinders. A teacher by day, climber, mountain biker and trail runner by all other times.  When not teaching or coaching, Meghan, a resident of Golden, Colorado can be found road-tripping the American West in search of her new favorite climbing area with her dog "Luca Thunder”, or seeking out a last minute adventure around the Rocky Mountains!

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  RYAN K.   Age: 30 Location: Boulder, Colorado Nomination Comments: A former competitive cyclist and triathlete, Ryan has shifted his focus to the mountains where he spends most of his time training and climbing in the high country of Colorado. Ryan can pass for a clean-cut number-cruncher when he needs to, but don’t be fooled - if this guy had his way, he’d be sleeping in Rocky Mountain National Park eager to discover his next adventure. Gociety Profile

 

RYAN K.
 

Age: 30
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Nomination Comments: A former competitive cyclist and triathlete, Ryan has shifted his focus to the mountains where he spends most of his time training and climbing in the high country of Colorado. Ryan can pass for a clean-cut number-cruncher when he needs to, but don’t be fooled - if this guy had his way, he’d be sleeping in Rocky Mountain National Park eager to discover his next adventure.

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  ELLORY A. Age: 27 Location: San Francisco, California Nomination Comments: Ellory is a city girl living in SF, but cherishes her time outside and in the mountains. Exploring California's parks, peaks and beaches has been part of her daily life for the last few years and she doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Between trips to Asia, the Tetons, and South America, it's hard to keep her still, which is why keeping her attention can prove difficult for the average mountain man. Gociety Profile

 

ELLORY A.

Age: 27
Location: San Francisco, California
Nomination Comments: Ellory is a city girl living in SF, but cherishes her time outside and in the mountains. Exploring California's parks, peaks and beaches has been part of her daily life for the last few years and she doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Between trips to Asia, the Tetons, and South America, it's hard to keep her still, which is why keeping her attention can prove difficult for the average mountain man.

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  MERI A. Age: 30 Location: Golden, Colorado Nomination Comments: A recent transplant from Boston, MA to Boulder, CO, Meri has decided that an active lifestyle close to the mountains is just what she needs.  Meri is an enthusiastic trail runner who enjoys sharing her time running on the trails with a little bit of climbing, camping, biking and the occasional 14’er. If its active, outdoors and exciting, Meri is most likely up for the challenge! Gociety Profile

 

MERI A.

Age: 30
Location: Golden, Colorado
Nomination Comments: A recent transplant from Boston, MA to Boulder, CO, Meri has decided that an active lifestyle close to the mountains is just what she needs.  Meri is an enthusiastic trail runner who enjoys sharing her time running on the trails with a little bit of climbing, camping, biking and the occasional 14’er. If its active, outdoors and exciting, Meri is most likely up for the challenge!

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  MADALYN G. Age: 24 Location: Golden, Colorado Nomination Comments: Maddie is a badass because she is down for any and all adventures. Whether it's leading an intimidating sport climb at her limit, running (instead of hiking) her first 14'er or flying to Utah to cheer on and pace a friend in a 100-mile race, Maddie isn't afraid to push herself and try something new. Plus, she always looks cute no matter how long it's been since her last shower 😊 Gociety Profile

 

MADALYN G.

Age: 24
Location: Golden, Colorado
Nomination Comments: Maddie is a badass because she is down for any and all adventures. Whether it's leading an intimidating sport climb at her limit, running (instead of hiking) her first 14'er or flying to Utah to cheer on and pace a friend in a 100-mile race, Maddie isn't afraid to push herself and try something new.

Plus, she always looks cute no matter how long it's been since her last shower 😊

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