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Chris & Sammy

Environmental Lobbyist & Fly Fisher

Chris Hill has a deep desire for social justice and a passion for the outdoors. She has been an avid adventurer since she was young, engaging in backpacking, climbing and snowboarding, and has since picked up the passion for fly fishing. As an environmental lobbyist for the past decade and currently Campaign Director for the Sierra Club, Chris’ desire for a just, equitable and sustainable future, one in which all people benefit from clean air, clean water and have access to the outdoors is rooted in community-based organizing.

Sammy is a Golden Retriever that loves everything outside, just like Chris. Chris got Sammy at 8 weeks old in the summer of 2020. Sammy is a super athletic, agile, funny, and smart puppy who loves everyone and has no personal space.

When Chris isn't working, you can find the two of them out adventuring together on the river fly fishing, hiking or camping for the weekend. The two live in Haines, AK.

Follow their adventures at: @misschrisyface

Chris holds up a fish above the water and Sammy checks it out.
Quotation Marks

My dog always brings the joy out of me, makes me find joy while we are adventuring, even when it sucks. My dog shows me that life is full of joy, everywhere, just find it.


Featured Stories

  • Chris & Sammy walk along a log next to the river with mountains in the background.

    The Value Of A River

    Jilkaat Heeni, the Tlingit name for a river that others know as the Chilkat River, means “Storage Container for Salmon.” The Tlingit people have stewarded the Chilkat Valley since time immemorial.

  • Chris holds up big Sammy on a snowy hike.

    Busting Cabin Fever with Chris and Sammy

    For those winter days when cabin fever seems to be setting in, Ruffwear Ambassadors Chris Hill and Sammy (the one with the paws) share their tips for keeping the stoke high.