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Board of Directors

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Chris Simrell


Chris is a high school English teacher in Wenatchee school district. He has climbed in Leavenworth for over 15 years and has lived in Leavenworth since 2015.

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.

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Mike Miller


Mike is a Registered Nurse at Central Washington Hospital 

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Josh Glantz


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.

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Garth Donald


Garth is a local Brewer and Restaurateur.  He has a Masters in Social Administration and currently lives in Cashmere. 

Jeff Paton


Jeff has owned and operated a successful orchard in the Upper Valley for 40 years. He serves on the board of directors for the St. James’ Episcopal Church and is the CallOut/ Communications Manager for Chelan County Mountain Rescue. Jeff holds a bachelors degree in horticulture.

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.

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 

Jacob Leonard


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.

Matt Holland


Matt works as a physical scientist in river restoration. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Western Washington University, and is working towards a Masters of Natural Resources.

Diana Wendt


Diana lives in Leavenworth and works as a software engineer. Before making Leavenworth home, she worked in Yosemite as a climbing ranger and on the search and rescue team.

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