July 20, 2021 – Lake Placid, NY – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that Julia Goren will be rejoining the organization as Deputy Director in August. Goren is returning to ADK after three years with the Adirondack Council as their VISION Project Director. Goren previously worked for ADK for 14 years, during which time she led the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s Education Department.
“We are excited to welcome Julia back to ADK”, said Michael Barrett, ADK Executive Director. “Not only does she bring a wealth of experience in outdoor education, leadership, and outreach, but her familiarity with the organization will allow us to jump right into upcoming initiatives.”
As Deputy Director, Goren will oversee the operation of the Heart Lake Program Center, lead ADK’s efforts to expand its educational reach and impact in the Adirondack Park, and build upon its work with partners across the Adirondacks.
“I’m thrilled to come back to help support the outstanding team at ADK and help further its mission of promoting responsible outdoor recreation and building a statewide constituency of advocates for our public lands”, said Goren. “Working with stakeholders across the Adirondack Park has demonstrated to me the critical role of educational programs such as those that ADK provides.”
Goren holds an MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. In addition to her previous experience with ADK and the Adirondack Council, she worked at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development as Regional Educator and was an interpreter at Wupatki National Monument in Arizona. She has taught Certified Interpretive Guide courses for the National Association for Interpretation since 2006. Goren is currently Board President for Northern Lights School in Saranac Lake, and has previously served on the board of The Waterman Alpine Stewardship Fund.