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 Audit

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report Fall 2019

Most Recent 990

2017 990




Board of Trustees:

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

Scott Pierce III, Vice Chair
Vice President, J. H. Blades & Co., Inc., Houston, TX
Group I ‘77-78, Group I cook ‘84, Group II/III staff ’86

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
Consultant, Salix Advisors, LLC
Turquoise Trail ’83, Prairie Trek Group 3 ’84;
Base Camp staff ’88, Group III Staff and Co-leader, ’89-92, TT Leader ’94 and ’95

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

Alice Kodama 
Environmental Engineer, Berlin, Germany
Turquoise Trail ’00-01, Group II ’02, Turquoise Trail Cook ’12

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

Stephen Sedam
Cleveland Heights, OH
Prairie Trek ’68

Austin Troy, Ph.D.
Professor and Environmental Consultant, Denver, CO
Group I ’84, Group II ’85, Group II/III ’86, Group III ’87, Group III cook ’91-92

Carrie House
Planner, Gallup, NM
Turquoise Trail ‘79

Fred Peter
Kirtland, NM
Outfit ‘78

Jamie Munsey
Educator, Albuquerque NM

Laurie Hooper
Attorney, Reistertown, MD
Group II ’67, Group II Staff ’72-’73

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