In celebration of the 20th anniversary of our founding in 1996, City Kids Wilderness Project launched an Associate Board, and its impact to the organization has already made a critical difference. The Associate Board is made up of talented young professionals who share an interest in youth development, philanthropy, and the outdoors.  Associate Board members participate in social events, outreach and fundraising, and have the opportunity to volunteer and participate in City Kids activities.  The Associate Board is a fun way to network and connect with outdoor adventures, as well as gain board experience and connect with City Kids youth, staff, and Board of Directors.

If you would like to learn more, or apply for membership in the 2018 Associate Board class, please contact Ryan Banning, Senior Development Associate, at ryan@citykidsdc.org.

2018 Associate Board

Katie Gilman

Government Relations Representative for Energy, The Wilderness Society

Fundraising Committee Chair, Associate Board Member

Anya Lagasse

Senior Construction Manager, KCI Technologies

Volunteer Committee Chair, Associate Board Member

Saba Tabriz

Budget Analyst, The United Nations Foundation

Communications Committee Chair, Associate Board Member

Kirby Henslee

Public Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, Save the Children

Co-Chair, Associate Board Member

Evan Fontana

Financial Analyst, The Brookings Institution

Co-Chair, Associate Board Member

Jen Adach

Assistant Director of Marketing, The American Academy of Actuaries

Associate Board Member

Hallie Sherard

Director of Business Development, EvensonBest

Fundraising Chair Committee, Associate Board Member

Catherine Bauman

Senior Coordinator, Points of Light

Associate Board Member

Holly Collins

Communications Consultant

Associate Board Member

Ashley Fox

Digital Media Coordinator, The Brookings Institution

Associate Board Member

Ryan Greenstein

Administrative Associate, Impact Justice

Associate Board Member

Melissa Pewett

Manager, Council Engagement, The Wilderness Society

Associate Board Member

Alex Tilsley

Communications Manager, Urban Institute, Education Policy Program

Associate Board Member

Franz Rassman

Staff Consultant, The Kenrich Group

Associate Board Member

Katherine Chesson

Director, Grants and Program, National Parks Foundation

Associate Board Member

Audrey Borisov

Corporate Counsel, Vmware, Inc

Associate Board Member

Elizabeth Johnston

Attorney, US Department of Labor

Associate Board Member

Fred Schutt

Associate, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Associate Board Member

Lydia Collins

Professional Staff Member, US Senate Committee on Appropriations

Associate Board Member

Lee McElroy

Associate, SparkFund

Associate Board Member

Drew Smith

Candidate, Georgetown Law, J.D.

Associate Board Member

Paige Shirk

Owner, Paige Shirk Design

Associate Board Member

Peter Burnes

Co-Founder, Eastern Outdoor Rep Association

Associate Board Member

Ryan Nolan

Senior Director of School Support, Explore Schools of Brooklyn

Associate Board Member

Stephanie Piperno

Outdoor Programs and Outreach Coordinator, REI

Associate Board Member

Robb Hampton

Regional Vice President, Student Conservation Association

Associate Board Member

Ambreen Tariq

Founder, @BrownPeopleCamping

Associate Board Member

Jessica Wahl

Government Affairs Manager, The Outdoor Industry Association

Associate Board Member