Stacy Bare is the founder of Adventure Not War, co-founder of the Great Outdoors Lab, a National Geographic Adventure of the Year (2014), The SHIFT Conservation Athlete of the Year (2015), and was the Director of Sierra Club Outdoors, when they received the Outdoor Industry Association’s Outdoor INSPIRE Award for non-profit of the year in 2015. He is also a US Army Veteran, a husband and father.
The GOLab is housed at the Greater Good Science Center and exists to put a scientific evidence based behind the idea that time outdoors is good for your health. He founded Adventure Not War to return to the places where he had fought or cleaned up after war to experience those landscapes as an adventure-tourists.
In 2015, he supported Alex Honnold in a number of first ascents in Angola. In 2017, he and two fellow veterans Matthew Griffin and Robin Brown, completed the first recorded ski ascent and descent of Mt. Halgurd, the tallest mountain fully in Iraq. In March of 2018, he and film makers Ben Sturgeluwski and Jason Mannings went to Afghanistan to tell the story of the ski community there. He, his wife Makenzie, and their daughter base out of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.