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


Annual Reports and 990’s:

Annual Report Fall 2019

2018 990

2017 990





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

Theresa Kavanaugh
Life Science Attorney, Boston, MA
Spouse and Parent of Trekkers 

Marjorie Kittle, Treasurer
Consultant, Salix Advisors, LLC
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

Alice Kodama 
Environmental Engineer, San Francisco, CA
Turquoise Trail ’00-01, Group II ’02, Turquoise Trail Cook ’12

Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Dept. of Rheumatology Marietta Health Systems, Marietta, OH
Prairie Trek Group 1 ’68-69

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

Irene Notah
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
Stephen Sedam
Cleveland Heights, OH
Prairie Trek ’68
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




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