NetWalking is just what is sounds like, networking while walking outside. We will be facilitating conversations, walking through and along different trails and areas in Indianapolis. No use of technology, no distractions that occur in a usual networking setting in a bar or restaurant, but meeting and having conversations with people face to face in and surrounded by nature.
RSVP by visiting this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/netwalking-with-deseri-garcia-tickets-24964588757
DNK Presents organizes and leads empowering adventure experiences for individuals, groups, and businesses. They know that challenging outdoor experiences and reconnecting with nature have transformed them both, personally and professionally. And, they have made it their mission to facilitate the same for others. Danielle and Kate customize adventure packages according to their clients’ goals and expected outcomes. They particularly enjoy working with women’s groups in leadership development and empowerment activities. DNK Presents is a fully insured adventure business. Danielle and Kate are Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified, Leave No Trace trainers, have their Level I Mountain Bike Instructors certification, are in the American Mountain Guide Apprenticeship program for Single Pitch Instructors, and have their lead climbing certification.
Deseri gets to the heart of the matter. She’ll look you in the eye while listening to your words – and the spaces between your words. She’ll respond with a question that will help you achieve amazing clarity – or she’ll make a simple, decisively constructed suggestion that will lead you to a life-changing “aha moment.”
A passionate coach, facilitator and speaker with nearly 20 years in Corporate America, Deseri implements creative, experiential and personalized programs that challenge, motivate and transform clients. Her tireless pursuit of possibility gets results – tangible, solid, proof-of-purchase outcomes.
Whether it’s through a half-day workshop, one-on-one session, or an extended training designed to your business’ specific goals, Deseri will lead you and your team on an adventure of a lifetime. Uncovering individual potential – your truth – isn’t that what the journey is all about?
By: JACQUELINE CROMLEIGH, Communications & Community Relations Manager Indiana Humanities
Our Next Indiana Campfires program is connecting us to some fantastic Hoosiers, including Danielle and Kate Nolan of DNK Presents. Learn a little more about these passionate and inspiring ladies below.
Meet Danielle and Kate Nolan of DNK Presents!
You can join the duo on an overnight camping and hiking adventure through Morgan-Monroe State Forest on July 8-9. New to camping? No worries! They’ll be teaching you everything you need to know about outdoor adventures including what to pack, how to set up a campfire and more.
Tell us a little more about DNK Presents. How did it start?
Danielle & Kate: We started DNK Presents because of our love of the great outdoors and adventure. We truly live our lives adventurously, and found that others were noticing and wanted to join the fun. We wanted to bridge the gap for people to try something for the first time, disconnect from technology and reconnect with themselves through outdoor experiences. We also realized that we excelled in our professional and personal lives because of our connection with nature and the challenges we had overcome in the outdoors. Outdoor adventures improve quality of life, reduce stress, help build relationships, improve sleep patterns, reduce anxiety, and provide endless physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Our goal is to provide a well-cultured, active and adventurous community and lifestyle.
What sparked your love for the outdoors?
Danielle: Our love for the outdoors definitely started at a young age for both of us. It was not uncommon to have my mom flickering the lights to signal it was time to come inside and have dinner since it had turned dark.
What drew you to Next Indiana Campfires?
Danielle & Kate: Next Indiana Campfires is an awesome program to get people enjoying the great outdoors in Indiana. We have so much to offer here but sometimes you do have to seek it out. Next Indiana Campfires is making it easy to get outside, meet new people and learn about the history of our great state as well.
You’ve adventured to the Grand Canyon, “netwalked” along the Cultural Trail and even enjoy some rock climbing. Can you describe a few of your adventures? What makes our Next Indiana Campfires adventure special?
Danielle & Kate: With DNK Presents Adventures we focus on getting people to step outside their comfort zone and try something for the first time. We lead backpacking, hiking, mountain bike clinics, indoor to outdoor rock climbing programs and paddle trips, consisting of day, overnight and week long excursions. Our adventure with Next Indiana Campfires is so exciting because we get to partner with an awesome nonprofit like Indiana Humanities, we get to learn ourselves from the exciting scholar they have selected for our backpack adventure, and we get to do all this and expose people to one of Indiana’s best backcountry trails!
Where’s your favorite place to spend time outdoors in Indiana? Have you discovered a hidden gem that more Hoosiers should know about?
Danielle & Kate: There are SO many awesome places to go in Indiana but one of our favorite spots has to be camping on the Peninsula Trail in Deam Wilderness which is part of Hoosier National Forest. It is Indiana’s only accredited wilderness and is named after Indiana naturalist and scholar himself Charles C. Deam.
Is there a piece of environmental literature you think everyone should read?
Danielle & Kate: John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Charles C Deam and Ralph Waldo Emerson all have written so many beautiful books.
What’s on your Bicentennial bucket list?
Danielle: I think it would have to include the waterfall tour! We’ve been seeing these maps popping up in our newsfeed on Facebook, I’m not sure who started it but we would love to do a tour of the waterfalls in Indiana, how fun!
Kate: This year’s Hoosier Mountain Bike Association’s Brown County Epic Ride. We’ve been volunteering to build new trails at Crooked Creek in Yellowwood State Forest but haven’t had the opportunity to ride them. The trails will be part of this year’s Epic Ride. I’m very excited to cover 100 miles of Indiana single track!
Curious about DNK Presents adventures? Learn more here.
Next Indiana Campfires is a unique way to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial. The program is supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires. Indiana Humanities is supported in part by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the National Endowment of the Humanities.
This post is part of the weekly blog series devoted to the initiative. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about Indiana’s great environmental literature, find out interesting facts about Hoosier stewardship, get all the latest program details and more
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DNK Presents Receives Certification as LGBT Business Enterprise by National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Outdoor adventure company, DNK Presents is honored to announce their recent LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) certification with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) supplier diversity initiative. The NGLCC is the nation’s exclusive certifying entity of LGBT owned and operated businesses.
“America’s top corporations are eager to do business with the LGBT community,” said Justin G. Nelson, President and Co-Founder of the NGLCC, “which is reflected in the ever-growing list of NGLCC corporate partners.”
Danielle Wolter Nolan, co-owner of DNK Presents says, “It was especially important to us to go for the certification because of the RFRA crisis that occurred in Indiana last spring, which we have not fully recovered from. Kate and I want to show that we are proud members of the LGBT community, and of our business being fully owned and operated in Indiana.”
Kate Nolan, co-owner of DNK Presents responds, “Many of our company adventures take place in Indiana, and we want to showcase that Indiana is a place of adventure and beauty but also a state that welcomes all.”
The NGLCC, it’s allies, and corporate partners nationally recognize DNK Presents as a diverse supplier. The company joins the growing community of over 650 certified LGBTBEs.
The NGLCC is the business advocate and direct link between LGBT business owners, corporations, and government. The NGLCC was founded as the exclusive organization for certification of LGBT owned businesses, and works to foster mutually beneficial opportunities for small businesses and corporate members. As the umbrella organization for 59 state, local, and international LGBT chambers of commerce affiliates, the NGLCC is the largest LGBT business advocacy and development organization in the world.
Danielle and Kate Nolan founded DNK Presents in June 2014, and began offering open sign-up adventures in April 2015. They know that challenging outdoor experiences and reconnecting with nature have transformed them both, personally and professionally. And, they have made it their mission to facilitate the same for others. Danielle and Kate customize adventure packages according to their clients’ goals and expected outcomes. They particularly enjoy working with women’s groups in leadership development and empowerment activities. DNK Presents is a fully insured adventure business. Danielle and Kate are Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified, Leave No Trace trainers and have their lead climbing certification.
Danielle Wolter Nolan of DNK Presents will be on the panel for the NCAA and Indiana Sports Corp Free event Jan. 26th We hope to see you there!
An NCAA Networking Series designed to INform, INSpire, & INclude Indianapolis area Professional Women to #GetINtheGame.
Mark Your Calendar! It’s a new year and a new YOU! Join the Indianapolis Host Committee as we tip off the countdown to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis with a program designed to focus on overall wellness both on and off your playing court.
The panel will feature:
Heather Fink, IUPUI Athlete Nutritionist
Arin Lindauer, Owner, Transformation Fitness & Wellness
Danielle Wolter Nolan, Owner, DNK Presents
Moderated by: Anucha Browne, Vice President of Women’s Basketball, NCAA
See you next week, we’ll be rappelling down the side of the Westin Hotel in Indy!
Have you ever repelled?
Have you ever repelled off of a building? Specifically the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis?
Now’s your chance! Next week we will be volunteering and participating in the Shatterproof Challenge. With Over the Edge and the charity, Shatterproof – a non-profit that is committed to ending the stigma and suffering of our loved ones and protecting our children from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Here’s the exciting part, you too can participate in this amazing event, sign up today and if you can’t make it be sure to see our video that day – we will be posting live from the event!
Sponsor a Young Adult in Recovery
“One voice is a mere whisper. A chorus of voices can change the world.” With each participant, our message is that much louder. Those who wish to sponsor someone in recovery can read about some of the young people participating in the Shatterproof Challenge and make a donation here or by contacting us atShatterproofChallenge@shatterproof.org.
Danielle & Kate #LiveAdventurously #ShatterproofChallenge
Join us this Sunday, June 21st from 4:00-6:30pm on the White River in Indianapolis for a leisurely paddle trip! We will meet at the Broad Ripple Art’s Center to launch our boats for an awesome time!
Click here to reserve your spot!
DNK Presents… your next PARTY adventure!
Do you have a birthday, bachelorette party or other special event you want to plan with you and your friends? Let DNK Presents provide you with an adventure to relax, unwind, and enjoy the outdoors.
Danielle and Kate are certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, Lead Climbing, and have years of experience, mountain biking, hiking, caving, camping and taking trips in the backcountry across the U.S. Their next private adventure is in Costa Rica, stay turned for updates on the website.
See the link to our latest Newsletter here.
It has been filled!
Congratulations to Eden Ashebir, read the full press release and her bio below!
DNK Presents Our Newest Team Member
DNK Presents would like to welcome Eden Ashebir to their team this summer. Eden, an Indianapolis native, is currently attending Duke University. Eden’s bright, witty and up for adventure. She was drawn to the Adventure Marketing Internship because of her love of the outdoors and rock climbing. Danielle Wolter and Kate Nolan know her knowledge and experience will take DNK Presents to new heights.
Eden will be in charge of writing a weekly blog on the website, aiding in social media, advertising, and other marketing aspects of the business. Eden will also get the opportunity to join DNK Presents on their upcoming adventures. This position will allow Eden more time to get outdoors and gain first hand wilderness, adventure and business marketing experience.
DNK Presents is a full service adventure company. They provide guided adventures and retreats for individuals, groups and small businesses. Day and overnight trips are available, are you ready for your next adventure?
Eden Ashebir’s Bio
My name is Eden Ashebir and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am currently attending Duke University and will be a junior in the upcoming fall. I am majoring in Sociology, minoring in Visual Media Studies, and working on a Marketing & Management Studies certificate all in hopes of someday going into some aspect of marketing. I’m involved in various organizations at Duke including ΑΦΩ (Alpha Phi Omega), a national service fraternity. I’ve always enjoyed my casual hikes, bike rides, canoeing trips, etc. throughout different parks, but until recently, I hadn’t discovered my love for the more adventurous side of the outdoors. Currently, my favorite outdoor activity is rock climbing which I was fortunate enough to do at Pilot Mountain in North Carolina last April!
By the end of my internship with DNK Presents, I hope that I will have successfully helped in bringing this great company some more of the recognition it deserves. I also hope to have learned much more about what it takes to get a new business going.
I look forward to my time working with Danielle & Kate as well as to seeing you all out on some adventures!
We came across this article (link below) which has some great tips on learning about plants and animals in the backcountry. As you go out for your summer adventure in the wilderness make sure you are fully prepared. If you can’t make one of our beginner adventures the guide from Flora and Fauna gives you some great survival tips for the backcountry. As always do not attempt to consume any plant or berry that is in question of edibleness. There are many plants and berries that are not edible in the wilderness and it is always best to have a trained professional that is experienced on wilderness survival who is with you to determine whether something is edible or not.
Click here below to read the full article.
We are offering Sunday evening paddle adventures on the White River in Indianapolis this summer. Starting June 7th from 4-6:30 we will dock at Broad Ripple park with our canoes and kayaks for a leisure paddle on the River. These events are first come first serve so if you want to sign up click here. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water this summer!
Is your business looking for something different for an office outing? We offer outdoor adventures for businesses for team building such as canoeing, camping, hiking, learning the basics of the backcountry, and many more! Contact us to learn more about outdoor adventures for your company!
We hope you have an adventurous weekend!
Danielle & Kate