Meet the Staff

Chris Fanning, Executive Director, The Outdoor Foundation

Chris is executive director of The Outdoor Foundation. In 2010, under Chris’ direction, the Foundation launched Outdoor Nation – a movement that is engaging, empowering and activating the most influential group of our time, Millennials, to spearhead a nationwide effort to reconnect young people with the outdoors. As the Foundation’s fearless leader, Chris determines the overall direction of the organization, leads The Outdoor Foundation team, cultivates donors and builds strategic partnerships. When she’s not hard at work on behalf of The Outdoor Foundation, you can find Chris kayaking, surfing and hiking with Doodle (her yellow lab). Contact Chris at


Ivan Levin, Senior Director of Programs and Outdoor Nation, The Outdoor Foundation

Ivan joined The Outdoor Foundation in 2011 as the Director of Outdoor Nation. He is passionate about creating the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and helps Outdoor Nation build a national movement to get young people outdoors and active. Ivan is the grants guru – designing and implementing Outdoor Nation grants – and is in charge of all aspects of Outdoor Nation Summits. He is also an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University with the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism. On his days away from the office, Ivan is usually playing outside with his son Mason or gardening (in a manly kind of way). Contact Ivan at


Stasia Raines, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Outdoor Foundation

Stasia works as the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Outdoor Foundation. She is tasked with finding effective and creative ways to spread the good word about The Outdoor Foundation through traditional and social media. Stasia brings marketing experience in the outdoor industry and non-profit sector well as a healthy love for the wild and adventurous. She gets particularly excited about connecting people, creating dialogue and the learning that occurs as a result. Stasia loves exploring the world, riding bicycles, anything in the water and good coffee. Contact Stasia at

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