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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’s work.

Board of Directors

  • John Andriola – Attorney at Law (Denver, CO)
  • Karen Francis – Univ. of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Jessie GeorgeGeorgia’s Own Credit Union (Atlanta, GA)
  • Kevin Hackett – (Boston, MA)
  • Carly Huey – Patagonia (Ventura, CA)
  • Mitsu Iwasaki – American Alpine Club (Denver, CO)
  • Drew Kern – EWM Realty (Miami, FL)
  • Elyse Rylander – Quality Bicycle Products (Bellingham, WA)
  • Jay Steere – Vibram (Boston, MA)
  • Paul Thompson – Hiebing (Madison, WI)
  • Christian Weaver – National Congress of American Indians (Washington, DC)
  • Janelle Woodward – New York, NY (McKay Shields LLC)
  • Rachel Worth – Holman Automotive (Portland, OR)

BCM is actively recruiting new Board members.  If you are interested in learning more, please read this role description and be in touch.

National Council

  • Chris Ball – Cushman & Wakefield (Denver, CO)
  • Nathan Ballard – Keegan & Coppin – (San Francisco, CA)
  • Deborah Beggan – Waypoint Outdoor (Chicago, IL)
  • Beth Cochran – What’s Up PR (Denver, CO)
  • Michelle Fleming – Mystery Ranch (Seattle, WA)
  • Ben Gipson – DLA Piper (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Cassie Heppner – Timberland (In Memoriam)
  • Jeff LaBonte – Vail Resorts (Denver, CO)
  • Scott Schriefer – XL Construction (San Francisco, CA)
  • Justin Welsh – Matisia Consultants (Denver, CO)

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

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