About Explore Inspired

Created by Jonathan Ronzio, Explore Inspired is a hub for athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and activists, looking to level up their lives and learn to balance work life and adventure.

On the blog, dig into stories about mountain sports, training and gear, adventure travel tips, conservation issues, business and non-profit work, and outdoor lifestyle inspiration. Discover the confidence to leave comfortable behind, and be sure to tune into The Explore Inspired Show, published weekly on Facebook and YouTube, as well as the The Stokecast Podcast.

Our team?

We’re a passionate bunch of travelers, athletes, volunteers, vagabonds, and most importantly, award-winning visual storytellers dedicated to creating to best adventure advice and inspiration around. We work with some of the top brands in the outdoor and action sports industries to blend adrenaline-fueled exploration, often with conservation or humanitarian missions, crafting impactful narratives that build connections and inspire action.

Jonathan Ronzio

Founder of Explore Inspired. Award-winning adventure filmmaker/photographer, mountaineer, and international speaker. Also, creator of the adventure-philanthropy film series, “Between The Peaks.” Ronzio’s mission is to inspire confidence in others to escape the confines of comfortability. Request as speaker


Alexandria Ronzio

Former Team USA Pair Skater, now professional show skater and skating coach, Alex is passionate about volunteering, travel, cultural exploration, and dogs. All things dogs. She is on the board of the Haiti Street Dog Project, the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping the homeless dogs of Haiti.


Emily Holland

Purveyor of fun outdoorsy things. Emily was born and raised in Upstate New York, but currently resides in the Greater Boston Area, getting out into the mountains whenever possible. Emily is an avid rock climber, hiker, trail runner and marathon crusher (well, at least one), lake life advocate, and dog lover.


Ethan Lee

AKA Captain Red Beard. AKA Kenneth Sugarhouse. Snowboard mountaineer, mountain biker, and all-around adventurer. Founding member of Between The Peaks. Ethan’s climbing record includes Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Rainier, and many of the mountains across the Rockies and the Northeast United States.


Bethany Green

An intrepid traveler with a huge heart and passion for helping people and the planet. Bethany, along with her husband Tucker as the co-founders of nonprofit, High Tide Adventure, has dedicated herself to crafting unique opportunities for personal development in today’s youth through adventure and service experiences.


Jake Willson

Jake quit his 9-5 job as a business analyst, bought a truck and retrofitted a sleepable cab, then headed west. He’s now a PNW mountain guide with our friends at Miyar Adventures, the proud owner of an extensive wordrobe of casual outdoor apparel, and is perpetually jazzed. Also a member of BTP: Expedition Denali.


Ryan Sarka

Endurance athlete, snowboard mountaineer, climber and competitive cyclist. Ryan is the “I’ll go first” guy. He once rode his bike clear across the Unites States, has slept in a snow cave in the Canadian Rockies, snowboarded Denali, and is also a founding Between The Peaks team member.


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