Paddleboard Adventure



  1. give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a certain way:synonyms: fortify · make brave/braver · encourage · hearten · strengthen · inspire

Our Mission

Unleashing your experience of life through adventure.  Creating individual achievements through a team environment.  Connecting you with your community while exploring the beauty of the outdoors.

Meet the Founder

Grand Canyon Hike Adventure

Melissa Bales

Founder & Chief Experience Officer

With a childhood abundant with outdoor family activities, Melissa Bales was raised with a passion for fitness.  After a 10 year career path in the adult beverage industry, the world started relating to her as the party girl.  While, fun, playful, adventurous and spontaneous are words that she embodies, she did not relate to herself the way her new community did.  Bales knew herself to be health conscious, philanthropic and an explorer, but her communications were dominated by her career.  With the alcohol industry’s view of her and her internal passions not matching up, Bales made a commitment to refocus her life on health and fitness and re-brand herself.

Fast forward to today, Melissa is recognized for being an empowering force in our global community bringing the world together one adventure at a time.  She attributes many of the transformational moments in life to fitness. Committed to creating an environment to empower individuals as they unleash the courageous adventurer from within, eMBolden Events was born.

Fun Facts:

  • Dolphin’s Cancer Challenge, Ride Marshall since 2012
  • Triathlete
  • Longest outdoor bike ride 146 miles through Miami, Longest Indoor bike ride 244 miles
  • Ambassador and Goddess for Life- Project Athena Foundation (Completed the Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim , Santa Barbara 24hr Adventure, Keys 2 Recovery, Zion Adventure Trek)
  • Favorite food- Tomatoes
  • Enjoys activities such as Paddleboarding, Cycling, Hiking, Bicycling, Climbing, Yoga, Skiing, Rollerblading, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Cliff Diving, Running, Dancing, Volleyball, Camping Skydiving and so much more!

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