Board of Directors

Alison Miller


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.

Jeff Paton


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



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. 

Molly Ravits


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. 

Mike Miller


Mike is a Registered Nurse at Central Washington Hospital 

Adam Butterfield


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

Chris Simrell


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

Zack Deluca


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 

Jennifer Schmidt


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.