* Regularly cover race, diversity and inclusion in the outdoors.
* Branding by storytelling.
* National awards for writing, photography and Web publishing.
* Keynoter, panelist and consultant.
* Recently Senior VP, Network and Editorial Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Maven Media.
* Founded and sold website to ESPN.
* Co-founded website sold to FOX.
* Managed large and small media staffs.
* Primary/assigning/copy editor.
* Companies at the forefront of social networking and media.
* Newspaper sports columnist and reporter.
Based in Seattle, Wash., Glenn Nelson is the founder of The Trail Posse, which regularly covers race, diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. He recently served as Senior Vice-President, Network and Editorial Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Maven Media. He is a founding member of the Next 100 Coalition, a national alliance of civil rights and community and conservation groups of color that advocate for more inclusive management of public lands. Glenn has won several national awards for his writing, photography and Web publishing. In 2021, he earned second place in Best of the West and first place from the Society of Professional Journalists for columns. His most recent national honor was second place for Outstanding Beat Reporting (Race, Inclusion and Environmental Justice) by the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in 2017. A graduate of Seattle University and Columbia University, he started his career at The Seattle Times. He later founded HoopGurlz (now at ESPN), which covered girl’s basketball and college prospects nationally, and helped found Scout.com, a network of college and pro sports websites. Nelson is the primary author of a teen book about the NBA, has been published in numerous magazines and book collections, had a photo in a Smithsonian exhibit, and has been profiled by NPR. He also serves on the boards of Spectrum Dance Theaterand Seattle Jazz Fellowship, plus the steering committee of The Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, the advisory committee for the Japanese American Remembrance Trail, and the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Task Force, as well as the Washington Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee.