I’m Jonathan.

And that’s my wife Alexandria, and our pups, Benji and Ellie over there. Welcome to Explore Inspired!

I got my start creating media, traveling, and learning the ups and downs of entrepreneurship when I was in middle school. I grew up helping my brother build a video production company. Along the way I studied marketing and environmental science at Bryant University and after graduating, I had to switch things up. The mountains were calling!

I followed a crazy dream on a one-way ticket to South America and spent a few years making the Between The Peaks film. After releasing that, Explore Inspired was kind of my “what’s next!” If you’re interested, you can learn more about my career as an outdoor athlete, photographer/filmmaker, and speaker here. But on Explore Inspired, it’s about you.

Since starting this blog in 2015, I’ve been fortunate to work with many of the top brands in the outdoor industry and beyond, travel the world climbing, volunteering, and telling stories about my adventures, and I share weekly advice and inspiration through The Explore Inspired Show and The Stokecast. My goal is to take everything I’ve learned from every country I’ve visited, mountain I’ve climbed, conference I’ve either spoken at or attended, coach I’ve worked with, and much much more, and give those lessons to you.

I want to help you push past comfortability, channel your confidence and creativity, and start to live the life of your dreams. If you’re looking to level up as an adventurer, an athlete, an entrepreneur, or an activist, this is a good place to be. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join me on this journey for a while!


The Explore Inspired Team

Jonathan Ronzio

Creator of Explore Inspired and Co-Host of The Stokecast, Ronzio got his start with an adventure-philanthropy documentary called Between The Peaks. He’s a high-altitude mountaineer and outdoor endurance athlete, motivational speaker, an award-winning filmmaker/photographer, having worked with some of the industry’s top brands creating stories that inspire action for nearly a decade. Ronzio competed on season 1 of NBC Spartan Race, is part-owner and head of marketing at Trainual, and used to be a touring singer/songwriter.

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. Co-host, The Stokecast.


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.


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.


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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