We’ve assigned Jordan Stone to Executive Director detail!

Mar 2, 2020

We are thrilled to announce Jordan Stone has accepted the Executive Director Position at Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions! 

Jordan will be starting full time work on April 2, 2020, however, he will be working a little beforehand to meet staff and participate in the upcoming board meetings and strategic planning session the weekend of March 20th. We will have an official Gulch Community Gathering March 21st at our office so you can say hello to our Board Members, Staff and Jordan. 

One way you can help welcome Jordan is to share your ideas about Cottonwood Gulch. If you are interested in helping with our strategic planning session, please fill out a short 3 question survey – your anonymous responses will be shared with Jordan, the Board of Directors and the staff. The survey is located here: 


The process of hiring Jordan started in November 2019 and ended February 2020. 

To give you an idea of the hiring process, the Board of Directors created a hiring committee composed of Board Members and Bonnie Chavez, the Interim Executive Director.  We received 25 applicants, then conducted a telephone interview with the top 14 applicants. Next, we invited 4 applicants back for a teleconference (video) interview. At this point, we invited Jade Richardson Bock (https://www.learningaboutloss.com/about-us) and Tsipora Nepish (http://nmthrives.org/tsiporahs-bio) to assist with the interview process. These two independent executive leaders have been in the non-profit sector in New Mexico for several years. They gave useful and impartial insight and helped us score our top four candidates. Last, we narrowed our search down to the top two candidates and staff were able to interview them, followed by a visit to our base camp with Board Members.

After this three month process, we are pleased that we’ve hired a strong leader for our organization with focus on becoming a mission driven organization creating a larger impact. Cheers to the next 100 years!