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 2017 Associate Board class, please contact Ryan Sarafolean, Senior Development Associate, at

2017 Associate Board

Saba Tabriz, Communications Committee Chair

Budget Analyst, The United Nations Foundation

Anya Lagasse, Volunteer Committee Chair

Senior Construction Manager, KCI Technologies

Kyle Wakayama, Outdoor & In-kind Committee Chair

Outdoor Programs Coordinator, REI

Katie Gilman, Fundraising Committee Chair

Government Relations Representative for Energy, The Wilderness Society

Jennifer Adach

Assistant Director of Marketing, The American Academy of Actuaries

Hallie Sherard

Director of Business Development, EvensonBest

Audrey Todd Borisov

Corporate Counsel, VMware, Inc.

Lydia Collins

Professional Staff Member, US Senate Committee on Appropriations

Sarah Huckins

Environmental Coordinator, Patagonia DC

Evan Fontana

Financial Analyst, The Brookings Institution

Holly Collins

Communications Associate, CORE Group

Anastasia Greene

Communications Specialist, The Wilderness Society

Lucy Alejos

Outdoor Programs & Outreach Market Coordinator, REI

Kirby Henslee

Coordinator - Public Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children

Elizabeth Johnston

Attorney, US Department of Labor

Ryan Greenstein

Administrative Associate, Impact Justice

Jacob Rosenberg

Senior Associate, Fundrise

Melissa Pewitt

Manager, Council Engagement, The Wilderness Society

Fred Schutt

Associate, Morris Manning & Martin LLP

Paige Shirk

Fashion Retail Consultant

Alexandra Tilsley

Urban Institute, Communications Manager, Education Policy Program

Ryan Smith

Senior Director of School Support, Explore Schools of Brooklyn

Jessica Wahl

Government Affairs Manager, The Outdoor Industry Association

Emily Geeza

Floor Lead, Patagonia DC

Drew Smith

Georgetown Law, J.D. Candidate

Lee McElroy

SparkFund, Sales Coordinator

Katie Bauman

Oceana, Marketing and Communications Associate