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AMC Boston 20S & 30S

Meet the Committee Members

Michael Hanley is the current Chair of the 20's & 30's Committee and also serves are a Local Leader. In addition to hiking year-round he enjoys bike touring, open water swimming, trail running, and baking.

Michael Hanley


    Co Vice Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and Trip Coordinator

    Kate Bentsen

    Co Vice Chair & more

      Chao is a local leader with the 20s and 30s committee. He really enjoys taking people on local hikes. He also enjoys software projects related to hiking so do reach out to him if you are interested in working together.

      Chao Xie

      Co Vice Chair& Webmaster

      Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.

      Shannon MacKenzie

      Immediate Past Chair

      Katie is a law student at NYU and hopes to work in environmental law and policy after graduating. Along with hiking and kayaking, she enjoys creative writing, trivia nights, and karaoke parties.

      Katie Blair

      Committee Member

        Deb is a three season leader with Young Members. She likes day hikes and backpacks, and might bring fondue along, just for fun!

        Deb Conrady

        Leadership and Trip Coordinator

        Jesse is a web developer based in Somerville, MA. He enjoys hiking, photography, and reading. Ask him about his perfect taco recipe sometime.

        Jesse Waites

        Social Media Coordinator, Past Chair

          Jeff is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast with the AMC. He enjoys backpacking throughout New England and the local hikes around Boston. In addition, when the weather is nice, he also enjoys kayaking and sailing on the Charles River.

          Jeffrey Noonan

          Social Coordinator

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            Past Committee Members

            Sean Trimby

              Sean works as an engineering project manager to support his outdoor pursuits. From hiking to skiing, scuba to kayaking, Sean can be found adventuring year round. He's known for taking too many photos, but makes up for it with delicious chocolate chip summit cookies.

              Sean Trimby


                Jenna is a local leader with AMC 20s and 30s. She enjoys hiking, cycling, and trying out new outdoor activities and sports.

                Jenna Whitney

                Conservation Coordinator

                  Anne Lise enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking as much as she loves finance & budgets. Also her favorites: long drives to New Hampshire & eating GORP outside of hikes.

                  Anne Lise Almira


                    Emma loves getting outside in any way possible, from hiking to rock climbing to kayaking to napping in a hammock. Other things she loves: Sunday crosswords, bad jokes, and democratic institutions

                    Emma Kulow

                    Content Editor

                      Sam is a co-leader with the Young Members. He enjoys hiking and cross country skiing, and he'll take any chance he can get to venture up to VT or NH.

                      Samuel Fogg

                      Publicity Coordinator

                        Julia Doucett

                        Social Co Coordinator

                        Henry Rodophele


                        Zoe is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She loves hiking in all seasons, and in the summer you can often find her leading backpacking trips. She also enjoys ultimate frisbee, board games, sci fi, and making homemade fruit leathers and kale chips.

                        Zoe Karp

                        Vice Chair

                          John Schmidt


                            Carla Palmer

                            Social Chair

                              Michele was the creator of the Young Members Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS) google group! She has led over 200 trips for AMC's Young Members, Hiking and Backpacking, and August Camp. Michele enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation.

                              Michele Grzenda

                              SOS Google Group Founder

                                Nelson Chiu


                                  Phil Baraona


                                    Initiated the long running Mont Orford trip in 2007.

                                    David Loutzenheiser

                                    Trip Leader