Hi everyone, I'm proud and excited to be part of the Chaco Ambassador Team!

I'm a climber, photographer and blogger at I started climbing close to twenty years ago and never imagined the places, people, and opportunities it would bring me. Being asked to be a Chaco Ambassador is definitely one of the highlights! 

I've been a Chaco fan since the minute I strapped on my very first pair. I purchased them because I heard they were good for your feet, I wanted a sandal that could tackle a variety of terrain and, of course, because I liked how they look. Every pair has satisfied me on all counts ever since.

I live in California so I’m a regular at Joshua Tree National Park and Yosemite National Park. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel around the United States climbing and taking pictures and have some international adventures. When I’m not climbing I’m hiking, backpacking, biking or I’m on the water (I live near the beach so some kind of water activity is mandatory for an outdoor lover!). No matter my adventure of choice for the day, or where it takes me, Chacos always come along. 

I believe my passion for adventure has come across in posts and pictures on my website,, but I look forward to also sharing it here with you!

~ Eileen Ringwald


Born and raised in Southern California, Eileen spent many of her summers on family camping trips scrambling on trails and rocks and growing her love of nature. She took this love of adventure and formed, a climbing and outdoor community. She is also the organizational force behind the annual Joshua Tree National Park rock-climbing meet up. Eileen’s photography can be seen at



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