Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) proudly announces the promotion of Julia Goren to ADK Education Director effective December 1, 2014. Since 2008, Julia has served ADK as Summit Steward Coordinator and has led that showcase program to new heights of success in terms of greater mission accomplishment, increased financial support, and most importantly, expanded coverage and protection of the fragile alpine environment of the Adirondacks. She has helped make ADK a leader in stewardship programs in a national context. It is fitting that Julia returns to her roots in the ADK Education department where she started with ADK in 2004 as one of our first Summer Naturalist Interns and stayed on through the next year as a Community Outreach Instructor. Julia describes that time as, “a formative one in my career as an environmental educator”. Indeed it was as she then transitioned to two summers as a Botany Steward for ADK before assuming the helm for the Summit Steward Program. Julia will retain that leadership role with additional support for the foreseeable future as we cannot envision the Summit Steward Program without her passionate yet steady guidance. Please join me in congratulating Julia on her new position and wish her the best as she helps form the future of the ADK Education department.
You can learn more about Julia here.
John Million is ADK’s Deputy Executive Director. He has been with ADK since 1999, first as North Country Facilities Director, then Operations Director, and as Deputy E.D. since 2004. Prior to ADK, John worked in sporting goods management with REI, Timberland, and others. John enjoys live music, Syracuse Orange basketball, and all things outdoors. He and his wife Katie live near Mt. Van Hoevenberg with their cat Bear and two new crazy kittens, Bark and Brook.