Greg Valle


An Oregon resident, Greg recently received his master’s degree in outdoor adventure and expedition leadership from Southern Oregon University. There, he taught adventure photography and writing courses along with leading five- to 30-day backpacking and mountain biking trips for students. He’s also worked for REI and as a software developer in Florida and Massachusetts. Greg joins Adventure Treks for his first season as an instructor.

  • Education: Southern Oregon University, master’s degree in outdoor adventure and expedition leadership; University of Florida, bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Certification: Wilderness first responder, technical rope rescue
  • Favorite outdoor memory: Camping on Elk Island beside the grandeur of the Tetons during a full moon in spring.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2015.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
  • Favorite hobbies: Photography, backpacking, playing music (piano, ukulele, djembe), geography/maps, playing video games
  • What do you hope to learn this summer? I’m excited to learn the things I didn’t know were there to learn. There’s always something new to find out about a place, a plant, or the people you’re with, and you don’t always know what that is until it finds you unexpectedly.
  • What are you most excited for this summer? I’m most excited to be outside and away from screens with amazing people who all share a love of the outdoors!