Board of Directors

Our Board of Trustees is an active and dedicated group of parents, teachers, former trekkers and staff, and others interested in promoting our mission.  Their support is invaluable.  If you are interested in volunteering at The Gulch, either on the Board or elsewhere, contact us

Board of Trustees:

Greg Barker, Chair
Energy Efficiency Engineer, Mancos, CO
Prairie Trek ’92-’95, Prairie Trek Staff ’03

Thomas Hyde, Secretary
Database Consultant, Burlington, VT
Little Outfit ’63-’64, Group II ’67, Group III ’68, Little Outfit Staff ’71, Group I Cook ’74-75

Marjorie Kittle, Treasurer
Director of Finance and Operations, Washington Trails Association, Seattle, WA
Turquoise Trail ’83, Prairie Trek Group 3 ’84;
Base Camp staff ’88, Group 3 Staff and Co-leader, ’89-92, TT Leader ’94 and ’95

Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP
Chairman of Medicine, Adirondack Health Systems, Saranac Lake, NY
Prairie Trek Group 1 ’68-69

Dena Leibman
Nonprofit Executive Director, Silver Spring, MD
Turquoise Trail ’73-75, Base Camp Staff ’79

Richard McGinnis, Vice Chair
Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, New York, NY
Prairie Trek ’67-’68, Little Outfit ’71-72, Family Trek ’99

Irene Notah
Dine Culture Instructor and 4-H Leader, Hunters Point, AZ
Turquoise Trail ’61

Scott Pierce III
Vice President, J. H. Blades & Co., Inc., Houston, TX
Group 1 ‘77-78, Group 1 cook ‘84, Group 2/3 staff ‘86

Austin Troy, Ph.D.
Professor and Environmental Consultant, Denver, CO
Group 1 ’84, Group 2 ’85, Group 2/3 ’86, Group 3 ’87, Group 3 cook ’91-92

Friedje vanGils
Executive Director and Head of School
Escuela del Sol, Albuquerque, NM

Thierry Wilbrandt, MD
The Eye Center Indianapolis, IN
Group I ’68 and ’70, Group 2 Staff ’77 and ’79

Jeff Zemsky
Head of Middle School, Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA
Director, Cottonwood Gulch Foundation ’02-’07
Prairie Trek ’87-’89, Prairie Trek Staff ’94-’99


Past Chairs:

Larry Barker
Prairie Trek ’64-’67, Staff ’68-’76, Chair Emeritus

John Bloch
Prairie Trek ’63-’65, Family Trek ’09 & ’11, Chair Emeritus

Jameson French
President and CEO, Northland Forest Products, Portsmouth,NH
Group II ’68-’69, Base Camp Staff ’70-’71, Chair Emeritus

Henry Hooper
Murdock Trust, Visiting Fellow, Vancouver, WA
Group II ’68 and ’69, Group II Staff ’74 and ’75, Little Outfit Leader ’78,
Group I Leader ’79-’81, Family Trek ’98


Honorary Past Chairs:

Molly Merrell Madden
Turquoise Trail ’64-’65, Staff ’66-’72, Board Member ’04-’09

Wenda Trevathan, Ph.D.
Anthropologist, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Turquoise Trail ’62-’64, Turquoise Trail Staff ’67, ’75-’81, Archaeology and Anthropology of the American Southwest Staff ’84

Tom Henio
Mining Foreman, Gallup, NM
Little Outfit ’61-’64, ’70, Group II ’66, Base Camp Staff ’67, Little Outfit Staff ’70