Taldi Walter is REI’s community & government affairs manager. In this capacity she oversees REI’s national giving program and federal government affairs. Her work focuses on fostering collaborative partnerships with national non-profits and decision makers to ensure access to and infrastructure for inspiring outdoor recreation opportunities. Taldi serves on the Board of Directors of Bike Works in south Seattle, the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the Mountains to Sound Technical Advisory Committee, and is on the steering committee of the Blue Sky Funders Forum, and the Outdoor Alliance for Kids. Raised in the Flathead Valley in Montana, Taldi is an avid outdoors woman. Taldi enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing, mountaineering, and skiing.