About us

Our Mission

FreeRoam is a 501(c)3 non-profit seeking to connect campers with nature in a sustainable way
The FreeRoam Roadmap
We have big goals for FreeRoam, but it's not going to happen overnight. We've broken down our plan into 4 phases, which you can scroll through below.
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 1:
Education and community building
  • Social features to build a strong community of nature lovers
  • Real-time fire weather info and warnings on campground pages
  • Clear guidelines for dispersed camping: good and bad behavior
Phase 2:
Direct the community toward positive impact
  • Organize clean-ups of the trashy public land hot spots
  • Karma: social currency incentivizing the community to clean up trash and be helpful to others
Phase 3:
Use funds to clean up public land
  • Generate revenue from the app and accept donations
  • Use to get dumpsters in more locations near camping
  • Build tools for BLM and National Forest Rangers to better manage and inform visitors
Phase 4:
Expand to other outdoor activities
  • Hiking, hunting, marine, anything where people interact with nature

Meet the Makers

Hi there! I'm Austin - I write the code that makes up FreeRoam and clean the toilets. Before FreeRoam, I started a mobile game company that failed, but I learned a ton from it that's being applied to this. This time around I get to apply my time toward something that actually matters to me, which I'm super excited about :) If you want to chat, you can message me on FreeRoam or email: austin@freeroam.app
Hey, y'all! I'm Rachel, the designer of FreeRoam. Born in Tucson, raised in Austin. I love the down-to-earth vibe of Austin but I've always wanted to leave and explore landscapes that called to my passion for nature - deserts, forests, mountains. I love big projects and being creative, so being able to mix my passions into FreeRoam while traveling full-time is a dream! I hope to meet many of you on the road and trade stories or go for a hike!

How you can help

Want to help with our mission? Here are the three biggest things you can do to help right now.
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Feedback & Ideas
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All of the code for FreeRoam is publicly viewable, so anyone can read through the underlying code that makes up the app here Below are all documents related to our 501(c)(3) status. This is our first year of operation, so form 990s will start in 2020.
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