Samsara Athlete Team

Meet the Community

Mandala | Momentum | Matrix

— Winter 2022 —

At Samsara, we consider every human to be an athlete, independent of each person’s background, training history, or accomplishments. 

The sports we play simply reflect the ways our bodies have evolved over millennia to tackle the natural world around us. Our core purpose is to enable human beings to reclaim their innate athleticism.

Community is also woven into our DNA. To be a Samsara Athlete is to be a member of a team. Online or in person, we are on this journey together, and we strive to build a supportive community driven by compassion, accountability, and the relentless pursuit of athleticism.

Zahan Billimoria

Skier, climber, runner

Esther Smith

Climber, skier, runner

Hayden Carpenter

Climber, skier, runner

Henry Cadwalader

Runner, paramedic

Aaron Vermut

Cyclist, runner

Addie Thompson

Runner, climber

Adriana Lopez Vermut


Amanda Hankison

Professional snowboarder

Amy Alfano

Trail runner, hiker, skier

Andrew Richardson

Backcountry skier

Andy Schwertfeger

Backcountry skier

Brooke Maushund

Climber, ski mountaineer, Yosemite Valley SAR

Bryan Iguchi

Professional snowboarder

Chris Rey

Skier, mountain biker

Christopher Fisher

Runner, skier, mountain biker

Craig Olivieri

Climber, skier

Dafna Bitton

Backcountry skier, climber

Dan Long

Backcountry skier, surfer, runner

Eliza Eddy


Finn K. Hovem

Adventure skier, climber

Garrett Pierce

Telemark skier, martial artist

Jeremy Hollister

Backcountry skier, gravel biker

Judy Wellfare

Horseback rider, gravel biker, skier

Fats Love

Horseback rider, runner, biker

Karen McJunkin

Skier, mountain biker

Kendall Krause

Backcountry skier, runner

Kristo Torgerson

Climber, surfer

Leo Franchi

Climber, skier, mountaineer

Lily Fierman

Climber, creative director

Lisa Burnes

Runner, skier

Marcus Duda

Skier, cyclist, mountaineer

Mark Beevor

Backcountry skier, biker, runner

Mehul Patel

Backcountry skier

Randy Hicks

Runner, climber

Scott Powers

Climber, splitboarder

Susan Sims

Climber, mountaineer

Tyson Logan

Backcountry skier

Vasu Sojitra

Professional ninjasticking, via skiing and running

Will Peterson

Backcountry skier, mountain biker, runner

Yeong Park

Mtn biker, runner, climber, backcountry skier

Zach Bramel

Boulderer, climbing coach


High Performance is a Journey—And it Takes a Team.


If you are reading this, this is probably not your first go. You’ve driven down this road many times—you’ve trained, you’ve performed, you have had breakout moments. And then your performance stalled. Injuries set you back. Life got the better of your time.

If you’re on a journey to harness the full power of your athletic potential, we’re here to support you every step of the way.