Executive, Development & Marketing

Markian Feduschak


Markian is focused on leadership development, effective team building, staff training, and risk management. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.  Meet Markian >

Kim Langmaid

Vice President and Director of Sustainability and Stewardship Programs

Kim is the visionary and founder of Walking Mountains Science Center, she recently returned to head up Sustainability & Stewardship programs.  Meet Kim >

Patty White

Vice President, Development

Patty joined Walking Mountains in January 2015 as Vice President of Development, responsible for overseeing the development team and setting the strategy for future growth. Meet Patty >

Terri Scales

Annual Giving and Special Events Manager

Terri joined Walking Mountains in October 2015, and manages our programs for individual and corporate donors, as well as planning and executing our special events. Meet Terri >

Gina Van Hekken

Grants Program Manager

Gina joined Walking Mountains in 2007 as Youth Programs Director. She is now a part of the Development Team, writing education grants to support both Youth and Community Programs.  Meet Gina >

Gabriella Matus

Office and Finance Manager

Gabriella joined the team in April of 2015. Previously, she worked for the Youth Foundation. More details to come as she gets settled in! Meet Gabriella>

Scott Robinson

Marketing & Communications Manager

Scott is the marketing department at Walking Mountains, He’s a jack of all trades and when he’s not in the office you’ll find him on the ski hill in the winter and golfing in the summer! Meet Scott >

Rose Delles

Finance and Development Coordinator

Rose Delles has worked for Walking Mountains since 2010 in a variety of roles, most recently assisting the Finance and Development departments. Meet Rose>

Youth Programs

Beth Markham

Youth Programs Director

Beth oversees all school programs and summer camps and supervises Walking Mountains’ graduate fellow educators.  She can often be found on the slopes or outside with her dog Tucker.  Meet Beth >

Michelle Robbins

STEM Instructor

Michelle is a native of Pataskala, Ohio and attended Ohio State where she studied Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology (Go Buckeyes!). Meet Michelle>

Ali Stefancich

Avon In-School Instructor

Ali hails from the Catskill Mountains of New York. She came out west to attend Evergreen State College and hasn’t been able to leave since! Meet Ali>

Nicole Abrams

Girls in Science Coordinator

Nicole is a self-proclaimed tree hugger who first joined Walking Mountains as a summer educator to hug trees with kids at camp! Meet Nicole >

Amanda Hewitt

STEM Coordinator

Amanda teaches and develops curriculum for the STEM Leadership Academy she provides middle school students with inquiry based lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Meet Amanda >

Jaymee Squires

Graduate Programs Director

Jaymee heads up graduate studies at Walking Mountains, she is a whiz with edible plants and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, canoeing and being outside. Meet Jaymee >

Rachel Zacher

Summer Programs Coordinator

Rachel joined Walking Mountains in 2015. As the Summer Program Coordinator she spends her days dreaming of the fun, adventure, wonder, smiles, and discoveries campers will have at our Summer Science Camps. Meet Rachel >

Jenn Murdock

STEM Instructor

Jenn is a colorado native who is passionate about all things outdoors and all things science. Meet Jenn>

Molly Schreiner

School Programs Coordinator

Molly grew up in Salem, Oregon and attended the University of Puget Sound where she studied Biology and Spanish. Meet Molly>

Community Programs

Lara Carlson

Community Programs Director

Lara oversees Community Programs happening on-site at Walking Mountains and with our partner organizations.  She has been with Walking Mountains in various roles since our inception as Gore Range Natural Science School!  Meet Lara >

Peter Suneson

Community Outreach Coordinator

Peter manages the backcountry hiking and snowshoeing programs and coordinates partnerships with local businesses and organizations. A native Oklahoman, Peter is thrilled to be in the mountains sharing his passions along the trail.  Meet Peter >

Hannah Irwin

Community Programs Coordinator

Hannah is a self-proclaimed nature nerd hailing from Michigan, where she developed her love of water and all things outdoors.  You will often see her at the Vail Nature Center… Meet Hannah >

Kaitlyn Merriman

Community Programs Coordinator

As the Community Programs Coordinator I oversee programs happening at our Avon location. I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and studied Communications at the University of Colorado Boulder. Meet Kaitlyn>

Sustainability and Stewardship Programs

Kim Langmaid

Vice President and Director of Sustainability and Stewardship Programs

Kim is the visionary and founder of Walking Mountains Science Center, she recently returned to head up Sustainability & Stewardship programs.  Meet Kim >

Melissa Kirr

Sustainability Programs Coordinator

Melissa has a passion for the environment and loves sharing it through the efforts of Walking Mountains. She has lived in Colorado’s Central Rocky Mountains for over 10 years.  Meet Melissa >

John-Ryan Lockman

Energy Programs Manager

John-Ryan is a certified BPI Building Analyst and has been working with the regional Energy Smart Colorado team since 2011. He loves music &  spending time outdoors.
Meet John-Ryan >

Nikki Maline

Energy Programs Coordinator

Nikki handles the administrative aspects of the Energy Smart program and acts as an energy coach for homeowners and businesses. She loves sharing sustainability ideas with others, experiencing nature, seeing new things, traveling and attending live music. Meet Nikki >

Pete Wadden

Landscape Stewardship Coordinator

Pete loves to spend time exploring the wilds of Colorado. In his free time he can be found trying to keep up with his dog Wiley using any means available (skis, bike, kayak, raft, etc).  Meet Pete >

Kelsey Maloney

Sustainability Programs Associate

Kelsey joined Walking Mountains Science Center team in January of 2016 and is working with local businesses to help them become eco-certified through Actively Green. Meet Kelsey>

Programs Staff

Tyler Lincoln


Tyler is a native Coloradoan. He attended college at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, studying Environmental Studies and Spanish. Meet Tyler>

Sara Monson


Through summer science camp and school programs, Sara hopes to inspire a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world, in her students. Meet Sara>

Johanna Gundlach


Johanna first fell in love with environmental education while working as a summer naturalist at Walking Mountains and is thrilled to rejoin the team as an educator! Meet Johanna>

Tory Dille


Tory grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. She attended Washington University where she studied Anthropology and Environmental Studies. Meet Tory>

Rachel Barfield


High energy coupled with a rampant imagination, Rachel’s childhood was spent exploring “The Shire” with her older brothers. Meet Rachel>

Laura Robison


Laura grew up in Southern California where her future was shaped while going on lots of road trips and camping excursions with her family. Meet Laura>

McCale Carter


McCale was born and raised on the lakes of Minnesota which lead to her passion of the natural world and the people who enjoy it! Meet McCale>

Brooke Friesen


Brooke is passionate about sharing nature with anyone and everyone. She grew up in Michigan where she spent her summers exploring the outdoors at summer camp. Meet Brooke>

Emily Stuchiner


Despite being born and raised in New York City, Emily is a bona fide nature freak. Meet Emily>

Marshall Kohls


Marshall attended the University of Minnesota Duluth to achieve a degree in Environmental and Outdoor Education. Meet Marshall>