Board of Directors

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Chris Simrell

President

Chris teaches 7th and 8th grade English and Social Studies in Cashmere and lives in Leavenworth. 

Jeff Paton

Treasurer

Jeff has owned and operated a successful orchard in the Upper Valley for 35 years. He has also served eight years as treasurer for St. James Episcopal Church and is the Communications Officer for Chelan County Mountain Rescue Association. Jeff holds a Bachelors in Horticulture.

Sol Wertkin

Director

 

Sol is a Registered Nurse at Central Washington Hospital. He served two years as treasurer of the Association for Fire Ecology and is a member of Chelan County Search and Rescue. Sol holds a Bachelors in Business and Finance. 

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Molly Ravits

Director

Molly teaches high school science at Cascade High in Leavenworth, WA. She is the high school advisor for the Cascade Climbing Club. She has a degree in Geology and a Master's in Teaching from the University of Washington. 

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Mike Miller

Director

Mike is a Registered Nurse at Central Washington Hospital 

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Adam Butterfield

Director

Adam is a local Mountain Guide.  He works both domestically and internationally taking guests on adventures around the globe.

Alison Miller

Director

Alison is an architect at her one-person architecture firm in Leavenworth. Between school in Oregon and settling down to her current career, she worked in climbing shops and gyms, and in Yosemite and Grand Teton national parks. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture.

Zack Deluca

Director

Zack is a geologist for Nelson Geotechnical Associates in Wenatchee and lives in Leavenworth. He has volunteered as a Climbing Ranger for the Wenatchee River Ranger District and has a B.S. in Geology from Western Washington University 

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Jennifer Schmidt

Director

Jenny is a Registered Nurse at Central Washington Hospital and lives in Peshastin, WA.  Jenny holds a B.A in Psychology and a B.S. in Nursing.

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Jacob Leonard

Director

Jake manages the Riverfront Rock Gym in Wenatchee. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Central Washington University and is a member of Chelan County Mountain Rescue.

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Jens Holsten

Director

Jens is a local winemaker with a deep love for the Central Cascades.

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Josh Glantz

Director

Josh is a Philanthropy Officer for the University of Washington and lives in North Seattle. He has a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from the UW.