The Classy Podcast

How the Wilderness Inspired This Veteran to Become a Nonprofit Director | Stacy Bare, Director, Sierra Club Outdoors

September 30, 2016

Post traumatic stress, a lack of purpose, feeling overwhelmed—these are just some of the challenges that veterans face as they transition into civilian life. Stacy Bare was no exception.

Before he became the director of Sierra Club Outdoors, Stacy served in Iraq. His transition out of the army was marked by drug and alcohol addictions and depression. But the more he got outside, the more his experiences in the wilderness helped him to see the healing power of the outdoors.

In this episode, Stacy shares:

  • How lessons learned in the wilderness influence his time in the office
  • The role veterans play in our country’s conservation efforts
  • How being a new parent has changed his perspective of the world around him
  • The many mentors who empowered him