Meet The Team
Laura Petersen is happiest when lost in the woods or walking for miles in the wilderness. She founded Hiking For Good in 2018, the same year she completed the 191-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. She can’t wait to take you out!
Hank Meals is a historian, writer and photographer who worked off and on as an archeologist for the Tahoe National Forest for 25 years. His resume includes photojournalism, tree planting, fire fighting, trail construction, cone gathering, wildlife habitat improvement, archaeology, trail guide and interpretation. He is the author of several well-loved books about trails including The River: Hiking Trails and History of the South Fork of the Yuba River and Yuba Trails 1 and 2 .
Steve Roddy is a Certified California Naturalist and experienced hiking guide for the Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes. Steve prefers sauntering over hiking and is known for his quick wit and knack for storytelling.
Becca Warner comes to Hiking For Good a seasoned outdoor leader and avid adventurer passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors. She spent four seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina facilitating outdoor adventures for youth. She spent a winter in Telluride, Colorado snow biking and snow shoeing with youth, a fall building trails on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, and a summer as an Alaskan Wilderness Ranger with the Park Service above the Arctic Circle. Look for Becca’s trips and classes just for women summer 2019.
Don Feil is a retired adventure cruise ship and expedition yacht Captain. He has hiked and backpacked extensively in Alaska, the Washington Cascades and Olympics, and Sierra Nevada mountains. Don helped lead Hiking For Good’s first backpacking adventure in 2018 and we look forward to more adventures with him this summer!
Merry Byles-Daly has been a Nevada County teacher for the last 40 years, and loves spending time with families, especially in wild places. A certified California Naturalist, Merry has a deep interest in local flora and fauna. Merry loves to share her knowledge about natural places through anecdotes and stories, and is always ready for the next adventure.