Becca & Tala

Professional Paraglider

Becca is a professional paraglider pilot, tandem instructor, and photographer. Since learning to fly paragliders at the age of 14, she has dedicated her life to the pursuit of aerial exploration. Her dog Tala was rescued from the Navajo Reservation in Arizona when she was about a year and a half old, and quickly adapted to a life of adventure. Since then, she has travelled from Canada to Mexico, and everywhere in between. They can generally be found exploring in the mountains or desert, roaming the American West in a van named Pancho. Becca and Tala enjoy whitewater paddle boarding, mountain biking, and hiking *almost* as much as flying. They prefer to spend the majority of their days playing outside (or snuggling up in the van) with their partner in crime Cade.

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Tala sits in Becca's lap in the cockpit of a plane.
Quotation Marks

Tala is my daily reminder to go outside, to move my body to calm my mind, to connect with nature. She shares my tendency to wander, and we both feel most at home outside.


Featured Stories

  • A woman and her dog sit on a raft while river rafting.

    How To Take a Multi-Day Rafting Trip With Your Dog

    Ambassador Becca adopted her canine sidekick, Tala, from the Navajo Nation. One of the duo's favorite ways to explore together is on multi-day river rafting trips. Here, Becca shares the tips & tricks she's learned along the way.

  • Tala lays sadly on a pAco pad on a raft behind human rowing the raft on a river.

    Teaching Tala To Love The Water

    "One of our favorite ways to beat the afternoon heat is to get on the water, and we knew we had to get Tala comfortable riding with us on our paddleboards and friends’ rafts so she could accompany us on hot days on the Snake River."

  • Becca and Cade hold Tala while smiling for a photo in front of a yurt and their winter fatbikes in the snow.

    Winter Yurt Camping with Tala

    Becca, Cade, and their dog Tala decided to explore their snowy backyard in style by renting a yurt in the Idaho backcountry for a weekend