Jeanette Honermann

Board Member

Jeanette Honermann is a proud Air Force brat, privileged to be a daughter and sister to veterans who meaningfully connected to the outdoors for physical and mental well being despite physical disabilities. Growing up overseas and stateside, attending 11 different schools, she developed an appreciation for diverse cultures and travel. Having worked in the outdoor recreation industry for 10+ years, her primary focus is connecting and elevating underrepresented communities in the outdoors. 

In April ‘22 Jeanette learned of the mission and deeply rooted passion of the organization when she was not so randomly connected with Adaptive Adventures (AA) staffers Chris and Gilbert during their time supporting a VA event in her hometown – San Antonio (aka Military City USA).

Adaptive Adventures is important to Jeanette because “everyone deserves access to the outdoors and the opportunity to benefit from and enjoy time outside, regardless of physical disabilities.” She is inspired by AA for recognizing the need for adventure and sport opportunities outside of competitive adaptive sports and impressed by the broad  impact the organization has made across the country. 

She received the  2022 Texas Audubon Women In Conservation award  for her work in equity and stakeholder engagement. Jeanette is a Latino Outdoors national advisory Board member, a National Parks Conservation Association Texas Regional Board member, and a Texas Audubon Board member; Mayoral  appointee and Co-chair for the City of San Antonio Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces 2022 Bond Committee, and Mayoral appointee to the City’s Parks & Recreation Board. Jeanette is especially proud to be a “madrina” (Godmother) for Latino Outdoors San Antonio/Austin and an “Auntie” for Black Outside, Inc. She is known as the “Great Connector” in her networks. 

Jeanette is a certified meditation instructor and firm believer in the benefits of nature for all.. She enthusiastically encourages and actively supports diverse local, State and national outdoor organizations and the community to #OptOutside