About us & our MISSION
Hi, I'm Erica. I founded Project Hike in May of 2018 after living in San Francisco for a year and a half. Moving from Florida - I wanted to find a way to prioritize taking advantage of the landscape the Bay Area has to offer, and find a group of women who I could do this with. Being a "transplant" - one of the things I constantly heard is how hard it is to meet people in San Francisco, and I was feeling the same way.
After completing my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and completely falling in love with how quickly connections were made, I felt like there had to be more I could do to connect to my community. I knew I wanted to continue to make time for myself outside of work: to explore my new city, continue connecting with others, and grow. I started looking for volunteer opportunities with dog rescues. I have always loved dogs, and seeing the homeless pup issue in San Francisco had really struck with me. I had a hard time finding a volunteer opportunity that didn’t require a lengthy time commitment, which I couldn’t commit to due to the nature of my job.
I figured, why not create a platform for ladies to come together, connect with other like minded women, all while exploring the bay area in a way that allowed other ladies to contribute and connect, too. And thus, Project Hike San Francisco was born.
As Project Hike started to grow, I knew I wanted to work with a rescue who was extremely involved within the community and needed our help with resources. We began working with Copper’s Dream Rescue, a foster based “all-breed dog rescue based in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Their] dogs live in foster homes until adopted - [they] don't have a physical shelter.”
As of August of 2019, we are now expanded into the Orange County area, which hikes will donate to Barks of Love - another all breed foster based rescue that focuses on match making the perfect pups with the perfect family.
I am so honored to work with two amazing organizations and would be thrilled to have you join on a hike!