Mission


We provide youth (ages 10-19) an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.

 

emma

Emma Wharton

Executive Director

Verde River Institute Float Trip, Tapco to Tuzi, 5/1/19

Jean-Philippe Clark

Operations Manager

megan

Megan Dwyer

Flagstaff Program Director

Christopher

Christopher Franklin

Bookkeeper

sequoyah

Sequoyah Gagnon

NAU Workstudy

holland

Alison Holland

Operations Director

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Charlie Humphrey

Office Manger & Volunteer Coordinator

chantal

Chantal Mosman

Assistant Director

jordan

Jordan Robinson

National Program Director

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Tory Syracuse

Development & Communications Director

Our guides are hand-selected for their skills and interest in sharing the natural world with young people.


When not guiding Grand Canyon Youth trips, they work as teachers, students, artists, conservationists, and healthcare providers, among other things. Given their sense of humor and ability to facilitate, we are proud to have such talented and conscientious guides leading our trips. Here are some of our dedicated river guides:

Stephanie Jackson

Stephanie Jackson

Tony Cola

Tony Cola

TW head shot 2016

Tyler Williams

Alsek

Laura Chamberlin

Bryan_Guide_3

Bryan Bates

will lytle

Will Lytle

justin

Justin Gallen

cricket

Cricket Rust

Emily Manone

Emily Manone

Jak Kearsley

Jak Kearsley

Corinne LaViolette_edited

Corinne LaViolette

Maddie F

Madeline Friend

max

Max Andariese

sarah

Sarah Smith

caitlin

Caitlin Jaramillo

Christopher Rocheleau

Chris Rocheleau

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark

kate stanley

Kate Stanley

Governing Board


George Bain, President

Sarah Holcomb, Secretary

Ron Hubert, Vice President & Treasurer

Angela Keith, Vice President

Jocelyn Gibbon

Oscar Landa Samano

Kate Morley

Eleanor McDonough

Tom Myers

Maraka Oltrogge

Robert Poirier

Scott Pettitt

Jon Streit

Marieke Taney

Dania Wilson

 

Advisory Council


Patrick Conley

Helen Ranney

Dave Stilley

Volunteers are essential to the work that we do


They help keep the warehouse working by checking tents, packing sleep kits, and tidying our gear borrowing room. Our volunteers also help out at local community events in Flagstaff and our Annual FUNdraiser, Rivers & Reels Silent Auction and Film Fest.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to contact to our volunteer manager.

Photo by Stephanie Jackson
Staff
emma

Emma Wharton

Executive Director

Verde River Institute Float Trip, Tapco to Tuzi, 5/1/19

Jean-Philippe Clark

Operations Manager

megan

Megan Dwyer

Flagstaff Program Director

Christopher

Christopher Franklin

Bookkeeper

sequoyah

Sequoyah Gagnon

NAU Workstudy

holland

Alison Holland

Operations Director

charliewebsitebiopic

Charlie Humphrey

Office Manger & Volunteer Coordinator

chantal

Chantal Mosman

Assistant Director

jordan

Jordan Robinson

National Program Director

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Tory Syracuse

Development & Communications Director

Field Staff

Our guides are hand-selected for their skills and interest in sharing the natural world with young people.


When not guiding Grand Canyon Youth trips, they work as teachers, students, artists, conservationists, and healthcare providers, among other things. Given their sense of humor and ability to facilitate, we are proud to have such talented and conscientious guides leading our trips. Here are some of our dedicated river guides:

Stephanie Jackson

Stephanie Jackson

Tony Cola

Tony Cola

TW head shot 2016

Tyler Williams

Alsek

Laura Chamberlin

Bryan_Guide_3

Bryan Bates

will lytle

Will Lytle

justin

Justin Gallen

cricket

Cricket Rust

Emily Manone

Emily Manone

Jak Kearsley

Jak Kearsley

Corinne LaViolette_edited

Corinne LaViolette

Maddie F

Madeline Friend

max

Max Andariese

sarah

Sarah Smith

caitlin

Caitlin Jaramillo

Christopher Rocheleau

Chris Rocheleau

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark

kate stanley

Kate Stanley

Board of Directors

Governing Board


George Bain, President

Sarah Holcomb, Secretary

Ron Hubert, Vice President & Treasurer

Angela Keith, Vice President

Jocelyn Gibbon

Oscar Landa Samano

Kate Morley

Eleanor McDonough

Tom Myers

Maraka Oltrogge

Robert Poirier

Scott Pettitt

Jon Streit

Marieke Taney

Dania Wilson

 

Advisory Council


Patrick Conley

Helen Ranney

Dave Stilley

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the work that we do


They help keep the warehouse working by checking tents, packing sleep kits, and tidying our gear borrowing room. Our volunteers also help out at local community events in Flagstaff and our Annual FUNdraiser, Rivers & Reels Silent Auction and Film Fest.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to contact to our volunteer manager.

Photo by Stephanie Jackson