Our Team

Denice Rochelle

Curator of Programs
Community Ambassador

Denice was born in Washington State and has always felt a connection with outdoors, water, and animals. The Pacific Northwest is her home and inspiration. She formed the The Bronze Chapter to open doors to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, and people of color and to help Community rewrite their outdoor narratives. As an onramp to the outdoors, and through skill and resource sharing, The Bronze Chapter is growing BIPOC outdoor community that is safe and confident.

Certifications and such include:

ASA and US Sailing 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Responder


Write to Denice: Denice@TheBronzeChapter.org

Henrik Brameus


Henrik is from Sweden. This formed his love for nature and spending time in it. It wasn’t until after he moved to the USA that he realized the barriers a lot of minorities face in the USA. This made it natural to help start The Bronze Chapter. Sharing skills and helping people experience the outdoors is worthwhile.

Henrik has previously served in various positions in Toastmasters International clubs, and as elected Cemetery Commissioner on Skagit Cemetery District 4 Board.

Oliver Issac