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Guest Name
Gabe and Gavin Erickson
Gabe and Gavin Erickson
Guest Occupation
Non-Profit Organization Founders, Activists, Volunteers
Guest Biography

Gavin and Gabe grew up in Minnesota on a farm, exploring and hunting together from a young age. Gavin is an Army Veteran. He served in the 101st Airborne Division before transitioning into recruiting. He is currently active duty as a First Sergeant in Montana.

Gabe spent time in news, non-profits, business, and sales. He moved to Montana to be closer to his brother and closer to the outdoors.

The brothers love being outdoors and know firsthand the benefits of being in the wild. They are avid archery hunters and enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking as well.

Together, with the help of amazing people surrounding them, they started Warrior Transition Outdoors to help Veterans and their families feel nurtured and loved.


About The Foundation:

It began as an idea over a decade ago.

The seed for Warrior Transition Outdoors was planted in 2010 while our co-founder Gavin was on tour in Afghanistan. Many of the soldiers around him were talking about life after the military. They recognized a gap between what resources and help the Military offers and civilian life. Many of their comrades expressed feeling alone in the civilian world. No matter how intertwined they became in civilian life, they would always be a Veteran — a person who signed the dotted line knowing they very well could lose their life for that decision, yet moved forward anyway in service of their country. Not many people can relate.

Gavin and a few of his fellow soldiers kept talking about their love for the outdoors and how they could use this passion as a transitional service for Veterans, not only to connect with other Veterans and find resources for their next life stage, but also to simply be outdoors and allow Mother Nature to do what she does best to us in our trying times — provide clarity.

Years would pass. Gavin and his brother and co-founder Gabe continued to talk passionately about the project, knowing one day it would become a reality. And thank God for those years! They discovered core components to include in the organization, like the Family Advocacy division, met key connections, and found themselves in Montana, a place truly known for its natural splendor. The seed had been sown years prior and finally found fertile soil in Montana where it is taking root as Warrior Transition Outdoors.