Hiroto "Hiro" Hayashi
Engagement Strategist / Project Manager
Hiroto is a writer, photographer, and outdoor educator.
Early in his college years, Hiroto explored why his friends, peers, teachers, and mentors felt connected to the outdoors. If he could figure that out, maybe he could spark that same passion in other people.
Realizing the value of inspiring experiences, Hiroto pursued and graduated with a B.S. degree in English and minors in professional writing and outdoor education from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. He believes there are two ways to provide these intrinsically motivating experiences — vicariously through media, and explicitly through programs and events. His mission led him to work with state and local agencies, magazines, and many small businesses providing outreach, teaching courses, planning events, managing social media, writing articles, and editing print and digital copy.
When he is not working, he is invariably dabbling in a suite of activities under the wide umbrella of outdoor recreation and nature-based skills. Fishing has always been first on this list. If you’re looking for him, look towards the water first. And bring your rod.