Our Team

Sunny Stroeer | AWE Founder & Expedition Leader

Sunny started leading multi-day backcountry trips in the mid-2000s as a student at Harvard College. She went on to obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School and pursue a career as a management consultant while simultaneously expanding her climbing and mountaineering skill set. At the end of 2015, Sunny decided to leave behind the business world in order to focus full-time on climbing and running mountains. Today, she is a professional mountain athlete with multiple speed records on Aconcagua, the Annapurna Circuit, and in the Colorado Rockies. Sunny is a Wilderness First Responder, an AIARE Level II avalanche professional, and serves on Kane County Search and Rescue. Besides AWExpeditions, she also co-owns Dreamland Safari Tours. You can find out more about her over at www.sunnystroeer.com.


Shea McCrary | AWE Operations Manager

Shea is a rock enthusiast and self-proclaimed camp chef. She enjoys adding a little spice to both her climbing adventures and my backcountry meals, and recently moved out West to pursue mountain dreams. Shea began working with AWExpeditions in 2022.