American Hiking Society Team

Jasper Van Der Meij

American Hiking Society
Board of Directors

Libby Wile

Executive Committee

Saveria Tilden sits beside a creek

Saveria Tilden

Vice Chair and Acting Chair

(she/her)
American Hiking Board Member Fred Leffler

Fred Leffler

Treasurer

(he/him)
American Hiking Board Member Matt Griffis portrait.

Matt Griffis

At-Large

(he/him)
American Hiking Society Board Member Michelle Jackson-Saulters portrait.

Michelle Jackson-Saulters

At-Large

(she/her)

Directors

Maria Betancourt stands on the summit of Redcloud Peak

Maria Betancourt

Board Member

(she/her)
Heather Distad gives a thumbs up while backpacking

Heather Distad

Board Member

(she/her)
Latasha Dunston outdoor portrait kneeling in a sandy desert valley.

Latasha Dunston

Board Member

(she/her)
Colvin Hedgepeth outdoor portrait

Colvin Hedgepeth

Board Member

(she/her)
Lauren Jacobs outdoor portrait

Lauren Jacobs

Board Member

(she/her)
AHS Board Member Sally Kidd

Sally Kidd

Board Member

(she/her)
Becky Marcelliano outdoor portrait

Becky Marcelliano

Board Member

(she/her)
Wendy McCormack portrait

Wendy McCormack

Board Member

(she/her)
Elyse Rylander black and white portait

Elyse Rylander

Board Member

(she/her)
Casey Schreiner standing on a gravel path

Casey Schreiner

Board Member

(he/him)
Jeremiah Su outdoor portrait

Jeremiah Su

Board Member

(he/him)
Tiffanny Williams outdoor portrait

Tiffanny Williams

Board Member

(she/her)

Interested in Joining American Hiking Society's Board of Directors?

 If you are passionate about hiking and interested in serving on our board of directors, please download the nomination form and submit it by September 16, 2022. Submittal directions are included in the form.

American Hiking Society Staff

Wesley Trimble
Heather Klein Olson portrait

Heather Klein Olson

Acting Executive Director, Senior Director for Development

(she/her)
Tyler-Hiking-cropped

Tyler Ray

Senior Director for Programs and Advocacy

(he/him)
Josh Bruegger Portrait

Josh Bruegger

Head of Finance and Administration

(he/him)
2018-8 Wesley Trimble Portrait

Wesley Trimble

Communications and Creative Director

(he/him)
Ellie Place outdoor portrait

Ellie Place

Programs Manager

(she/her)
Kelsey Olsen wears a lime green hat in a winter portrait

Kelsey Scheffert

Digital Marketing Coordinator

(she/her)
Pam Morton outdoor portrait

Pam Morton

Development Coordinator

(she/her)
Karin Vermilye

Karin Vermilye

Operational Support Coordinator:

(she/her)

Jobs & Internships

Mick Haupt

At American Hiking, we envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities. We will achieve this vision by empowering all communities to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience; advocating for the protection and expansion of hiking spaces; fostering trail stewardship; and collaborating with partners whose strengths are complementary. We provide an exciting, creative, and professional yet relaxed nonprofit atmosphere with a strong outdoor and conservation ethic.

Interested in joining our dynamic team? Any jobs that may be available are listed below.

AHS Staff Opportunities

There are currently no open positions. Check back for future opportunities!

AHS Board Opportunities

We are currently recruiting board members for the 2023-2025 term. Learn more and Apply.

JEDI Education Opportunities

Interested in facilitating an education session on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the AHS Board and Staff?  Download the application form here.