Rick Ridgeway is a lifelong adventurer, writer and advocate for sustainability and conservation. For 15 years he worked as the VP at Patagonia and was the founding chair of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition – the world’s largest apparel and footwear trade organization. As a noted mountaineer, Ridgeway and three companions were the first Americans to summit K2. He has produced and directed several documentary films, authored seven books and was honored by National Geographic with the Lifetime Achievement in Adventure award. His memoir Life Lived Wild was released in October 2021.