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 >

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

Controller & 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 Director

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 joined Walking Mountains in 2007 as a Graduate Fellow. She now oversees all aspects of the Youth Programs department including field science programs, summer science camps and after school programs. She can often be found playing outside with her family on skis or bikes. Meet Beth >

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 >

Sara Monson

School Programs Coordinator

As School Programs Coordinator, Sara works to bring engaging science field programs to the students in Eagle County through coordinating with teachers, writing curriculum, and teaching. Meet Sara>

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 >

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 >

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 Manager

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 she oversees programs happening at our Avon location. She was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and studied Communications at the University of Colorado Boulder. Meet Kaitlyn>

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 >

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 Director

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 15 years.  Meet Melissa >

John-Ryan Lockman

Energy Programs Director

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 ​Colorado program, acts as an energy coach for homeowners and businesses, and provides Realtor training on Energy Efficiency. She loves sharing sustainability ideas with others, experiencing nature and seeing new things.. Meet Nikki >

Kira Koppel

Sustainability Programs Associate

After originally joining Walking Mountains as a Naturalist & Sustainability Intern, Kira is now helping local businesses get certified with the Actively Green Program. Meet Kira >

Andrew (Drew) Trogstad-Isaacson

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator

Drew joined Walking Mountains in May 2016 as the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, responsible for leading the Natural Resource Internship and teaching Field Science Programs. Meet Drew>.

Sophia Gianfrancisco

Sustainability Programs Associate

After sorting tons of waste as a Naturalist and Sustainability Intern at Walking Mountains, Sophia still enjoys the glamour of a good trash sort while helping to coordinate sustainable events with the Zero Waste Program.  Meet Sophia >

Programs Staff

McCale Carter

Girls in Science Instructor

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>

Jenn Murdock

STEM Instructor

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

Paul Leininger

Natural Resource Internship Field Tech

From the small state of Delaware, Paul has a huge love for nature and everything outdoors! Meet Paul >

Kelly Rundell

Youth Programs Instructor

Kelly was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota where she spent her childhood playing in the north woods.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in May 2016 with a degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation. Meet Kelly >

Alexa Saxton-Bush

Educator

Alexa grew up in Traverse City, Mi where she spent most of here time outside swimming, camping, exploring, and connecting with nature. Meet Alexa >

Matt Thomas

Educator

Matt joined Walking Mountains as a Graduate Fellow in the summer of 2016. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor’s from Franklin and Marshall College and loves spending time outdoors in any way possible. Meet Matt >

Mark Sharp

Educator

Before accepting a graduate fellowship position with Walking Mountains Science Center, Mark taught Biology, Physics First, Chemistry, Ecology, and Environmental Science for a small high school in central Missouri. Meet Mark >

Kelsey Head

Educator

Kelsey is a born and raised Vermonter whose early years covered in mud and swimming in the Connecticut River cultivated her passion for environmental education. Meet Kelsey >

Kelly Williams

Educator

After two years of classroom teaching, Kelly is excited to return to the great outdoors and explore Colorado while sharing her passion for science as an educator at Walking Mountains. Meet Kelly >

Grace Scorpio

Educator

Grace grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but has spent the past four years studying Environmental Science at the University of Vermont. She has just graduated and is thrilled to spend the summer at Walking Mountains Science Center teaching and exploring the outside world with kids! Meet Grace >

Ian Mahaffey

Educator

Ian was born and raised in Napa, California, and fell in love with the outdoors at Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp, located in the Sierra Nevada. He studied Earth Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and loves to explore natural landscapes while backpacking and climbing. Meet Ian >

Megan Carter

Educator

Megan grew up in a small town named Black Diamond, WA, nestled in the foothills near Mt. Rainier. She developed a fondness for the outdoors early-on while rafting rivers around the Northwest, eating mountain huckleberries, and spending summers swimming in Puget Sound. Meet Megan >

Rachel McWilliams

Educator

Rachel is from Pennsylvania and a recent graduate of Penn State University, where she studied Environmental Resource Management. Rachel is excited to educate and inspire the campers of Walking Mountains this summer, while exploring the Rocky Mountains! Meet Rachel >

Haley Baker

Lead Naturalist

Haley studied Marine Biology and Natural Resource Management at The University of Alabama where she discovered the joys of outdoor education through volunteering with school garden programs at local elementary schools. Meet Haley >

Lily Fanok

Naturalist

As a naturalist at Walking Mountains Science Center, Lily is focused on creating interpretive and engaging programs for the public. She is also an intern with the National Forest Service, serving as a Roving Ranger at the top of Vail Mountain. Meet Lily >

James Dilzell

Naturalist

James is an Ohio native who has always had a love for the incredible Rocky Mountains, and he can’t wait to learn, explore and share everything about them this summer as a Naturalist! Meet James >

Leah Mowery

Naturalist

Leah is the daughter of a navy man and grew up constantly moving from place to place. She now calls the grand state of Illinois home in the only exciting part of the whole state, the Chicago area. She is a senior at the University of Minnesota and studies Conservation Biology with minors in Sustainability Studies and Environmental Sciences. Meet Leah >

Casey Young

Naturalist

Casey comes all the way from upstate New York where she spends all of her time hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and writing. Majoring in Environmental Sciences at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondack Mountains, she is passionate about spreading her love and knowledge of nature to others. Meet Casey >

Alicen Well

Naturalist

Alicen is from a small town at the base of Mt Hood in Oregon.  She grew up recycling and composting, climbing trees, building forts, and playing in the woods. Meet Alicen >

Austin Balfany

Naturalist

Austin grew up in Blaine, Minnesota and has graduated from Northland College with a degree in Outdoor Education. He has grown attached to both places and found wonder in even the smallest of habitats. Meet Austin >

Rachel Holland

Naturalist

Rachel grew up in the suburbs of Boston. After graduating college, she ventured out to Colorado last summer and fell in love and had to come back! She is very excited to be at Walking Mountains Science Center. Meet Rachel >

Alex Reich

Naturalist

Originally from California, Alex is excited to share her love for the mountains. Meet Alex >
Marley Fay

Naturalist

Marley was born and raised in Austin, Texas where she spent her childhood playing outdoors and exploring the Texas Hill Country, fostering her love for the natural sciences and especially the outdoors. Meet Marley >

Lilly Anderson

Naturalist

Lilly grew up and attended college in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is beyond excited to be living and working in beautiful Colorado! Meet Lilly >

Kate Oetheimer

Naturalist

After spending her entire life on the East Coast, Kate is incredibly excited to have moved out West and have found some enormous mountains. Meet Kate >

Rachel Swanwick

Naturalist

Rachel is excited to be following her passion for conservation of the natural world, sustainability, and connecting with the community here at the Walking Mountains Science Center. Meet Rachel >

Andrew Braker

Naturalist

Andrew grew up in Maryland, where he developed a love for nature on the Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian Mountains. Meet Andrew >

Jerry Kizer

Naturalist

Jerry grew up in Aurora, Illinois where weekend outdoor fun with his family turned into a passion for outdoor conservation and education. Meet Jerry >

Emily Brown

Naturalist

Emily grew up with the White Mountains of New Hampshire as her backyard and as a result developed a deep love for the outdoors and nature at a young age. Meet Emily >

Liz Walsh

Naturalist

Liz just graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and is thrilled to be in Colorado because she has always felt drawn to the mountains. Meet Liz >

Teddy Jones

Naturalist

Hailing from the very flat central Ohio, Teddy couldn’t be happier to find himself in the Eagle Valley. Meet Teddy >