Stacy Bare is the Director of Sierra Club’s Outdoor Recreation Program. He is a climber, mountaineer, and skier. Climbing helped Stacy recover from PTS and readjustment issues from a year in Baghdad as a Civil Affairs Team Leader in the Army. Through the outdoors he got the support he needed and co-founded Veterans Expeditions so that other veterans could receive the benefit of time outside. He was recruited by the Sierra Club to lead their military family and veteran efforts before being promoted to be the Director of all of the Sierra Club’s outdoor programming.
He received his commission as a 2LT from the University of Mississippi in 2000 and was stationed in Germany with one six month deployment to Sarajevo in Bosnia before leaving the military in 2004. He worked with the British Non-Profit, The HALO Trust, as a land mine clearance operations officer in Angola and the Former Soviet State of Georgia (Abkhazia), prior to being recalled from the Individual Ready Reserve in 2006. He left the military a second time after a failed attempt at extending his tour in 2007.
Named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year along with former Army Ranger, Nick Watson for their work with veterans, he is also the recipient of the Bronze Star for merit and a combat action badge in Baghdad; the Outdoor Industry Association Inspire Award for best non-profit; the James Wilcox Memorial Award for climbing and has been featured in Climbing magazine. Stacy also has a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and makes his home with his wife in Salt Lake City.