Executive, Development & Marketing

Markian Feduschak

President

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 >

Doug Dusenberry

Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Doug joined Walking Mountains in the summer of 2006 to manage and administer all aspects of the school’s Capital Campaign.  Today he manages all major & planned gifts.  Meet Doug >

Nancy Shane

Annual Gifts Officer

Nancy's main responsibilities include securing gifts from individual donors, managing our direct mail efforts, and securing corporate underwriting and sponsorships.
Meet Nancy >

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 >

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>

Gina Garrett

Education Grants Officer and Special Events Coordinator

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Nicole Abrams

Avon In-school Teacher and 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 >

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 >

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 >

Peter Suneson

Adult Programs Instructor

Peter re-joined Walking Mountains in the summer of 2014 as the Adult Programs Instructor after an initial stint as a Summer Naturalist Intern in 2006.  Meet Peter >

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

Field Research Educator

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 >

Programs Staff

Sara Monson

Educator

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

Educator

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>

Johnathan Rakowski

Educator

Jonathan hails from Maryland and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he studied Environmental Science. Meet Johnathan>

Torry Dille

Educator

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>

Bo (Robert) Welden

Educator

Bo is proud to be a true Coloradan, hailing from Aspen. Bo attended Colorado State University where he studied Environmental Communication. Meet Bo>

Ali Stefancich

Educator

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>

Michelle Robbins

Educator

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

Molly Schreiner

Educator

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

Rachel Barfield

Naturalist

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

Amy Seter

Naturalist & Sustainability Intern

Amy is a Naturalist and Sustainability Intern who grew up in the Chicago area. Meet Amy>

Natalie Fioretti

Naturalist

Natalie's passion for nature was always an innate part of her life. Growing up in Longmeadow Massachusetts and summering in Cape Cod she grew a love for the outdoors and all water sports. Meet Natalie>

Taylore Willis

Naturalist

Taylore is an adventurista from Prince Georges County, Maryland. Meet Taylore>

Emily Stuchiner

Naturalist

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

Megan McCauley

Naturalist

Megan is a naturalist from Tempe, AZ. Her obsession with all things nature and her love of people led her to the field of environmental education after college. Meet Megan>

Laura Robison

Naturalist

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

Naturalist

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

Naturalist

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>

Dylan Hurst

Naturalist

Dylan is a Naturalist from Middletown, New York whose eagerness to explore the outdoors lead him to Colorado after graduating from college. Meet Dylan>

Douglas Riggins

Naturalist

Douglas is a strong spirited individual with a passion for sharing nature and the outdoors with others. His roots are from Chicago but his heart is taken by the Southwestern US. Meet Douglas>