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Board & National Council

Advancing Our Mission Through Volunteer Leadership

Board and National Council members serve as key volunteers and advocates for Big City Mountaineers. In addition to supporting us locally in the regions where we operate, our Board and National Council members also serve as connectors for BCM nationally.

Both the Board and National Council are comprised of individuals who represent a particular geography, area of expertise, or perspective in the youth outdoors space, including: academics; experiential education professionals; outdoor industry leaders; civic leaders; donors; and many others who have demonstrated a deep commitment to BCM.

Board of Directors

  • Darren Josey – Polartec (Boston, MA)
  • Drew Kern – EWM Realty (Miami, FL)
  • Georgina Miranda – She Ventures (San Francsico, CA)
  • Andrew LeCuyer – Dish Network (Denver, CO)
  • Jay Steere – Timberland (Boston, MA)
  • Paul Thompson – Hiebing (Madison, WI)
  • Jeff Weidman – Outdoor Retail Executive//retired (Madison, WI)
  • Rachel Worth – K&L Gates LLP (Portland)
  • In Memorium: Skip Yowell – JanSport co-founder

National Council

  • Paul Andrews & Ciel Lawrence – EverWest (Denver, CO)
  • Chris Ball – Cushman & Wakefield (Denver, CO)
  • Deborah Beggan – Waypoint Outdoor (Chicago, IL)
  • Porter Draper – Charles Schwab (Denver, CO)
  • Michelle Fleming – Stanley-PMI (Seattle, WA)
  • Roberta Garrison – (Seattle, WA)
  • Gary Griffin – Travelers (Hartford, CT)
  • Jason Hanold – Hanold Associates (Chicago, IL)
  • Cassie Heppner – Timberland PRO (Boston, MA)
  • Chris Chandler – WYLD (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Gary Supple – Chaos Hats (Carlsbad, CA)
  • Joel Johnson – Admirable Devil (Washington, DC)

Thanks to all of the Big City Mountaineers
Board and National Council members