AMC Trails Volunteer Leaders
AMC Volunteer Trail Crews are also led by a collection of talented and energetic Trails Volunteer Leaders. These leaders have been long-time volunteers in our programs that have been trained to be a trail crew leader. You may get an opportunity to work with one of them on an adult crew or weekend program in the White Mountains, Baxter or Acadia.
Hi I'm Julie from Somerville, MA and I'll be a volunteer co-leader for Week #2 in Acadia (Sept 6-12). This will be my 7th year taking art of the AMC's Volunteer Trail Program. My first 4 years I signed up as a participant on Classic Crews in Maine and New Hampshire's White Mountains. The last 2 years I co-lead for the volunteer vacation crews with AMC staff in Baxter State Park, and this year I'll be co-leading a crew in Acadia. I'm also an AMC Trail Adopter and and 4-season volunteer leader for the AMC's Boston Chapter Hiking & Backpacking Committee.
My day job includes web design, illustration and tea drinking. My interests other than the outdoors include reading art & design blogs, photography, gardening & local farming, cooking, making journals, traveling abroad, recycling & reusing, and singing to great music despite my voice. I'm looking forward to meeting & working with the Week 2 crew... and to that sweet seafood dinner.
Hello. I am an active AMC and US Forest Service Trail Adopter and I have been working on trails since 2001. Working on trails gives me the opportunity to to fulfill a life-long dream to be a forest worker in the mountains.
As a volunteer co-leader for the volunteer programs I get to share my skill, experience and enjoyment with others. This season I will be helping to lead National Trails Day on June, 6th and many other weekend programs throughout the summer.
See you on the trails!
Tecla Ris Hi! I'm originally from the Netherlands where the highest "mountain" is 1053 feet high. After moving to the Boston area ten years ago I quickly got hooked on hiking in the Whites. What started as a hobby turned into a passion and since then I've spent many months on the trails of the Whites, the Rockies, and the Andes. When I am not hiking or backpacking, I divide my time workwise between EF (a Swedish company specializing in travel and student exchange) and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (an orphanage in Nicaragua).
After having volunteered in Baxter's trail crew the last 2 years, I will volunteer this year as a co-leader with Hannah in the Whites (Young Members Alpine Crew, July 12-18) and with Nick in Acadia National Park (September 20-26).
I look very much forward to the "volunteer trail crew weeks': getting to know you, spending time working outdoors and above all: having a good time together!
Bill PatrickBill Brodnitzki
Former AT corridor monitor outside of Hanover NH, worked with the Norfolk Ct Land Trust on maintenance projects and trail development, 10 plus years trail work experience with the Connecticut Section of the GMC, active with the AMC out of Dodge since 2001 working in Maine and New Hampshire. Beginning third year as a Volunteer Trail Crew Leader. Like to remain active and look forward to a good trailwork season.
Michael O'ConnorHi, this is my second year as a trails volunteer leader and I’m from Montreal, Quebec (Yeah, I know the great white north! and I don’t say eh!). I’ve been a trail adopter since 2001 and an adopter region leader since 2004 (Pemi-Region). I currently have a section of the AT (Twinway).
When I’m not out working on the tails but still volunteering, I’m also an Information Volunteer and an Alpine Steward on Franconia Ridge (Probably some more things too numerous to mention). I will be co-leading 2 consecutive week (Aug 9-14 Camp Dodge & Aug 16-21 Baxter). It will be nice to be able to hang out in the woods for a couple of weeks. I have my fingers crossed for good weather.
My real job is working for an IT department in a big multi-national as a Data Analyst. It’s a good thing I found a hobby that doesn’t involve sitting at a desk 8 hours a day. Looking forward to hitting the trails.