Meet the Founder

Hi! I’m Jas Maisonet. Thanks for checking out QPOC Hikers.

About ME

I am a queer, non-binary, person of color who was born and raised in New York. I am a multimedia creative by trade and an avid outdoor adventurer, hiker, climber, snowboarder, and cyclist. I have always loved the outdoors and being active, but my first camping experience in Yosemite National Park in 2013 solidified that love. Four years later, I moved to San Diego and developed a love for hiking while completing the 52 Hike Challenge. In 2019, I moved again, to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and started QPOC Hikers. With a Puerto Rican father and Grenadian mother, I believe everyone has a story to tell. QPOC Hikers meets monthly for in-person hikes and to share space.

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