Marni Brown


MARNI BROWN aka Lichen (Field Instructor/Chief of Lamination)


Where did you go to college and what did you study?

I studied Molecular Environmental Biology with a concentration in Ecology at the

University of California, Berkeley.


What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Multi-pitch climbing


If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?



What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?

How many times can I hit snooze before my bladder forces me out of bed?


If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?

New Zealand


If you could eat dinner with any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?

Anne Frank


Who is your environmental hero?

John Muir


What is your favorite inspirational quotation?

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.


Describe your most embarrassing wilderness experience.

Sliding down slickrock in a slot canyon and completely ripping my pants all the way

down the center of my butt. They were the only pants I had for the next 3 weeks of

my trip.


What is your favorite article of clothing?

My Aztec patterned leggings. They are extremely soft on the inside and outside and

insanely comfortable. They can be worn under things for warmth, or on the outside

to add some fun colors to whatever I am wearing.


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