RICK RIDGEWAY is an adventurer, writer and advocate for sustainability and conservation. For 15 years he was a VP at Patagonia, and was founding chair of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the world’s largest apparel and footwear trade organization. Rick is a noted mountaineer. With three companions, he was the first American to summit K2, and he has done other significant climbs and explorations on all continents. He has written seven books. National Geographic honored him with its “Lifetime Achievement in Adventure” award. Today, he serves on five boards of conservation organizations. His memoir Life Lived Wild was released in October 2021.