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Tallahassee Adventure Club

Tallahassee Adventure Club (TAC), is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in North Florida with a simple, but powerful mission – to encourage children and adults to detach from technology and reconnect with the natural world; to broaden youth interest in nature, build self-efficacy through outdoor experiences, and bring families together to share in adventure; to the see the outdoor culture in Florida flourish by encouraging Floridians to take advantage of the incredible natural beauty in their surrounding areas.

Meet the Founder

Jeremy Rogers is the founder of the Tallahassee Adventure Club and an aspiring mountaineer. Jeremy has made it his mission to positively affect as many human beings on Earth as possible. Rogers founded the Tallahassee Adventure Club, a collection of community leaders that have extensive travel and adventure experience and are willing to share their appreciation for the outdoors through club initiatives and leadership inspired activities. Rogers’ life has been one adventure after another starting with working on the flight deck aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. After the Navy, he moved to Mammoth Lakes, California where he worked and traveled throughout the Eastern Sierra Mountain Range for six consecutive winters. During the summers, he adventured through several national parks in the United States and Alaska. After his time in Glacier National Park, he moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where he works as an Investigative Firefighter for the Tallahassee Fire Department. His faith and five-year-old daughter, Taylor, are what drive him to share his message and to “Experience the Rad” of nature and the outdoors through local adventure and travel.

Adventuring Accomplishments

-Rogers has visited 25 countries and has extensive travel and trekking experience.
-Acatenango (13,044 ft) in Guatemala
-Pico de Orizaba North America’s third tallest peak (18,491ft) in Mexico
-Mount Whitney(14,505ft) the continental United States tallest peak in California
-Mount Elbert(14,440ft) Colorado’s tallest peak
-Mount Aconcagua(22,838ft) South America’s tallest peak in Argentina
-Mount Kilimanjaro 19, 341ft

Founding Members

My name is Greg Bargo and I currently live in Tallahassee, FL. My easygoing beginnings started in Austin, TX where my love for the outdoors began. I was NOT an endurance athlete. I loved playing under the Friday night lights on the football field (I went to high school in Texas), played rugby and ran track events like 110m hurdles and the 400m dash. The thought of running a marathon seemed absurd, but fast forward a few years and my brother and I decided to climb the highest peak in North America, Denali (20,320 ft.) and then bike 4,000 miles self-supported to Baja Mexico. I thought of the hardest thing I could do to train for that trip… run a marathon. I ran the race, finished, and then never looked back. Some of my adventures include:

  • Summiting Denali in Alaska (20,320 ft)
  • Summiting peaks such as Mount Rainier and Mount Hood
  • Biking Across America from LA to Washington DC (3,100 miles)
  • Biking from Alaska to Baja (4,000 miles)
  • Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (19,341 ft)
  • Summiting Cotopaxi in Ecuador (19,347 ft)
  • Racing the Tour of the Dragon Mountain Bike Race in Bhutan (166 miles)
  • Running 11 ultra marathons, including the Leadville Trail 100

Everything about Tallahassee has inspired me since I was young, but I am constantly dreaming up the next adventure. I was born and raised here by my parents and five siblings. Once I left the nest, it wasn’t long before I started traveling. My first real experience in travel was a small backpacking trip in Nicaragua. It changed my outlook on everything. My world was so different after seeing somebody else’s. So much of me has been carved by adventure ever since. I’ve gone on a few journeys, but one, has truly inspired me to share the love: The Appalachian Trail. I hiked the distance in 2015 for half a year and it brought perspective, empowerment, and joy into my life. I met genuine, life-long friends and the most incredible, giving strangers. Back in town, I’ve been working on a Florida Master Naturalist certification and managing a café in Midtown: both of which I love. I am always excited to cook something new and learn a thing or two from my parents. Beside my family, I know that being open to change and adventure is why I am a happy human today. I want to share this passion for the outdoors and the authentic, loving way of life that comes with it.

What’s up guys! My name is Alex Im and I am part of the team here at the Tallahassee Adventure Club. While currently living in Tallahassee, I’ve been fortunate enough to call many places home thus far in life. I lived in the beautiful Yosemite National Park for 7 years (off and on) and had the benefit of working seasonally which allowed me to experience the culture and beauty in many other parts of the states. I love travelling, all things outdoors, and I’m absolutely one hundred percent always up for an adventure of some sort! I’ve had the opportunity to climb some of the biggest walls in Yosemite Valley, bicycle my way through a large part of California’s Pacific Crest Highway/Florida’s sun kissed coast line, and explore the amazing backcountry wilderness in most states that are home to a mountain range. I believe that the outdoors can do many wonderful things for people. I, most recently, had the opportunity to work as a field guide in Utah for a wilderness therapy program and that experience helped me realize how strongly I believe in that. My adventure will most definitely continue on here in Florida and I would love for you all to join me!

Hi, Stacy here! Born in Des Moines, IA my family moved to Tallahassee, FL in late 1995. Big into sports, I played collegiate soccer and graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Leo University. I always had the desire to work with children, but after graduation, the path in doing so remained uncertain. Eventually I entered into the fitness and health industry, co-owning, managing, teaching and training at different health facilities in town. Through fitness and wellness I’ve had the amazing opportunity to create kids fitness programs. I get the pleasure of witnessing the joy and improved self-esteem children receive from being active. Childhood memories for me include near and far trail hikes with my parents and brother. Weekend family bike rides, camp-outs with campfires, s’mores and music. Our travels to Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon, Georgia to explore Providence Canyon, The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee to go white water rafting and of course Iowa with acres of farm land to discover. Now a wife and mother of two young children (soon to be three) I want nothing more than to pass those experiences along. The outdoors and adventure add an unthinkable element to a child’s life and when families experience that together, their bond is inseparable. The struggle these days to get outdoors with our children is real, but it doesn’t have to be. I hope to share my passion of leadership, wellness, encouragement, and gratitude with the community by inviting you to join the Tallahassee Adventure Club. It’s time to explore and create your own life-long experiences by detaching and reconnecting with nature.