Eloise Russo

Eloise Russo

Executive Director

Eloise has been with City Kids Wilderness Project since January 2011. Eloise earned her BA in Peace & Justice Studies from Tufts University, and her MBA from Boston University’s Public and Non-Profit Management Program. She has worked for the Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership in Boston, MA, and with Kaplan K12 Learning Services, managing afterschool and summer school programs for 800 underserved DC youth. Eloise has extensive outdoor, youth development, and management experience, and oversees all aspects of CKWP operations. Eloise is certified in Wilderness First Aid.

Ryan Sarafolean

Ryan Sarafolean

Operations Manager

Ryan joined City Kids in January 2016 after earning a Master’s in Development Management at American University. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an AmeriCorps alum. Ryan has worked within the youth development field for more than twelve years and is excited to serve as an advocate for Washington D.C. youth. As Operations Manager, Ryan works to ensure a positive environment for our participants to grow, and strong organizational practices and partnerships. Before arriving to City Kids, Ryan established a non-profit in 2009 which provides financial and technical support to a free secondary school for girls living in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Ryan is a member of the Eli. J Segal Fellowship and a recipient of the 40 under 40 award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ryan is certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid.

Callie Sadler

Callie Sadler

Director of Programs

In her role as Director of Programs, Callie is responsible for overseeing and managing our school year programming in Washington, DC and our summer programming at Broken Arrow Ranch in Jackson, WY. Callie previously served as City Kids’ Middle School Program Director in 2015, and as our Camp Coordinator in 2013. Callie has an undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, and is certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid. Prior to City Kids, Callie ran community service and international service learning trips at Sewanee.

Mattison Boyer

Mattison Boyer

Director of Development

Matt joined the City Kids team in January 2016, though he has worked in other capacities to support City Kids’ development since 2007. He has served thousands of DC area students since 2003 in academic, outdoor, STEM, out-of-school time, and workforce development programs, and has led fundraising efforts in each area. He worked at Living Classrooms of the National Region for over 10 years, eventually leading the DC office as Managing Director. In 2013 Matt founded his own fundraising consulting company, supporting a variety of non-profit clients in development, systems building, and organizational turnarounds. Matt graduated from The George Washington University, and is excited to help connect more people to City Kids mission and community.

Colleen McHugh

Colleen McHugh

Camp Director

Colleen runs our summer camp at Broken Arrow Ranch, supporting camp preparation part-time during the school year and serving as our full-time Camp Director in the summer. Prior to this role, Colleen served as City Kids’ Program Director for our High School & Alumni Program. Colleen started with City Kids in 2009 as the Program Coordinator, assisting with overall operation and development of the program. Prior to City Kids, Colleen worked as a Program Director for the Living Classrooms educational vessel, the Half Shell. Colleen graduated from American University in 2007 and is a certified Wilderness EMT. Colleen is also a Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Instructor with the the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Guy Trautman

Guy Trautman

Ranch Manager

Guy has been the Ranch Manager since 2001. Guy returned to his family home, Broken Arrow Ranch, after an engineering career in the aerospace industry. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Guy resides on our ranch year round and manages all aspects of the 62 acre property. In the summer he not only takes care of the property, but is also involved in our Job ExperienceTraining and horseback riding programs.

Crystal Jailal

Crystal Jailal

Afterschool Site Coordinator

Crystal is an energetic and caring individual committed to creating a safe and enriching environment for youth to explore in and grow. She just moved to DC after being a teacher in New York City and holds a masters degree in education.

Charlotte Henderson

Charlotte Henderson

High School and Alumni Program Coordinator

After graduating from Sewanee: the University of the South in 2013 with a BA in Environmental Studies: Ecology/Biodiversity, Charlotte worked on a reforestation project in Haiti and also served as a post-baccalaureate fellow for Sewanee‘s sustainability office. She then moved up to New York City to work for Wave Hill Public Gardens as their high school programs coordinator. She is excited to be in DC and working with City Kids’ high school and alumni participants!

Condrea Devine

Condrea Devine

Afterschool Educator

Condrea is a City Kids alum! She is passionate about maximizing individual student performance, inspiring student interest in learning, and giving her students a sense of self-worth. After 6 years of teaching experience and a B.A. from Penn State, she is excited to join City Kids as a staff member.

David Wilson

David Wilson

Middle School Program Coordinator

David Wilson has been working with youth in the outdoors for the past 7 years through a variety of non-profit organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Sustainable Development. David loves paddling, climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and all other wilderness exploration. He is excited to join City Kids and work with our middle schoolers.

Matt Hirschhorn

Matt Hirschhorn

Afterschool Educator

Matt first joined City Kids in 2012, and has served in several different roles during his time with the organization. Prior to returning as an Afterschool Educator in fall 2015, Matt served as our Experiential Education & Volunteer Program Manager. We are thrilled to have Matt back and working directly with our middle school youth! Matt is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Americorps, and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Matt loves most outdoor activities and is particularly passionate about backpacking and rock climbing. Matt is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Christine Alexander

Christine Alexander

Weekend Trip Leader

Christine started working with City Kids in 2015. She attended The George Washington University and worked for the university as a TRAiLS guide, creating and leading trips for undergraduate and graduate students. She also enjoyed several years as a paddling instructor and lead counselor at Rockbrook Camp for Girls in Brevard, NC. She graduated GWU with a BA in Theater and has worked as a theater artist in DC, acting, teaching, and producing performances for all ages. She is excited to share her love of the outdoors, backpacking, paddling, climbing, and biking with City Kids participants.

Jordan Haferbier

Jordan Haferbier

Weekend Trip Leader

Jordan Haferbier is working as a weekend trip leader for City Kids Wilderness Project. During the week she works for a preservation non-profit in DC. She recently returned from Jackson Hole, WY where she worked to promote placed-based education with the Teton Science Schools. She previously worked for the Urban Institute as an Executive Assistant and for the Center for Health, Environment and Justice as a Communications Associate and holds a B.A. from Dickinson College in Environmental Studies and Sociology.

Cole York

Cole York

Assistant Camp Director

Cole York, Assistant Camp Director, is excited to be back at City Kids for her third summer! After graduating from Sewanee: The University of the South with a B.A. in Studio Arts in May 2014, Cole moved to Cusco, Peru where she taught English for over a year. While she misses the culture and adventure of South America, Cole is thankful to be back on Broken Arrow Ranch to see campers laughing and learning about the outdoors. Cole enjoys traveling, photography, and playing outside.

Mick Wang

Mick Wang

Outdoor Adventure Lead Program Staff

Mick Wang graduated from Butler University in 2014 with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Mandarin. Since graduating, Mick has worked in Jackson, Wyoming with City Kids Wilderness Project for three consecutive summers as part of the adventure program staff team. During the year, Mick works as a freelance photographer and filmmaker and will go on to work for NOLS as a fellow promoting diversity in the outdoors in the Fall of 2016.

Christina Roach

Christina Roach

Outdoor Adventure Lead Program Staff

Christina Louise Roach grew up in the concrete swampy wilds of South Florida. She has spent her entire adult life exploring the wilds of the world leading wilderness trips for youth in Massachusetts, Maine, Canada and Australia. She has also spent a lot of time in South America. She loves portaging, gardening, writing, riding her bike, and hanging out with her gorgeous nephews. She also loves bugs.

Justin Dury-Agri

Justin Dury-Agri

Summer Camp Lead Cook

Justin Dury-Agri (center) grew up in a wonderful, thought-filled
family in suburbia. He studied mathematics in college, but enjoys poetry also. He’s been considering how to bake bread in the shape of a snake, and considers dancing and laughing to be the best parts of his days.

Meena Fernald

Meena Fernald

Outdoor Adventure Program Staff

This is Meena’s first summer with City Kids and first time out in Wyoming! She has spent the past several summers working at a variety of other summer camps as a waterfront staff member and is excited to explore the wilderness of Wyoming with the City Kids participants. She spent the past four years hiking, backpacking and paddling around Vermont while studying Political Science and Education at Middlebury College. She is thrilled to be out in the real world and sharing her passion for the outdoors with others!

Jen Spencer

Jen Spencer

Wrangler

Jennifer Spencer has been the wrangler at City Kids for 12 years now. She loves teaching our students about horses and especially how to ride! Here is a picture of Jen with her horse Tru at home in Texas. The other nine months of the year she owns and operates J.L. S. Horse Training in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Max Rawson

Max Rawson

Outdoor Adventure Program Staff

Max Rawson is back for his second summer here at Broken Arrow Ranch and is co-leader for the Mountaineers for both session 1 and 2. He is thrilled to be back out West and exploring the outdoors with our students!

MaryBeth Maeder

MaryBeth Maeder

Administrative Associate

MaryBeth Maeder joined City Kids in November 2015, where she provides administrative support. MaryBeth enjoys working with children and young adults—she worked as a Montessori School teacher for five years and has spent many hours volunteering in DC public schools, including counseling high school students at the Wilson High School College and Career Center. MaryBeth has over a decade of experience in commercial banking, and in addition to City Kids, she continues to work as the CFO of her company, Healthcare Design Builders. She is thrilled to be a part of City Kids!

Mike Ross

Mike Ross

Outdoor Adventure Program Staff

This is Mike Ross’s first year as a counselor this year but he is a veteran when it comes to Wyoming. Mike started as a camper when he was in 6th grade and has been backpacking and exploring Wyoming ever since. He has kayaked the Snake River, canoed on Jackson Lake, and even climbed the Grand Teton. Mike is excited to serve in a leadership role this year and help our students develop a relationship with the outdoors!

Eliza Mott

Eliza Mott

Outdoor Adventure Program Staff

This is Eliza‘s first summer working with City Kids Wilderness Project but she is no stranger to the outdoors. Eliza couldn’t be more excited to share her passion for the outdoors with City Kids students and can match any teenager’s energy ten-fold!

Becky Curtis

Becky Curtis

Outdoor Adventure Camp Coordinator

Hi! My name is Becky and I am from the rolling hills of southern Indiana. This is my third summer in Wyoming, my first with City Kids. I enjoy various outdoor activities and am looking forward to cooking s’mores over campfires this summer!

Martinae Irving

Martinae Irving

Outdoor Adventure Program Staff
David Prehn

David Prehn

Internship Coordinator