Introducing our Board of Directors:
As the paperwork begins to be filed with the state and feds for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status, we wanted to slowly roll out and introduce our board of directors. Meet Ian Nelson, Regional Representative for the Pacific Crest Trail Association:
Spent his formative years connecting with nature in the marshes and waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Yet, he was always drawn to the mountains. While earning a degree in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech, he spent many a weekend exploring the mountains of Southern Appalachia. After graduating, Ian worked as an environmental educator on the Chesapeake Bay before making his way west to teach environmental education in California. That is where Ian met his wife Amy, who shared a passion for being outside and getting to know the wild lands. Eventually, Ian and Amy were married and settled in Southern Oregon where Ian has been the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Regional Representative for Northern California and Southern Oregon for the past 10 years.