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AMC Boston 20S & 30S

Meet the Committee Members

Kate is a leader with AMC Boston 20s & 30s and Hiking Backpacking committees. Kate leads hikes, local walks, paddles, volunteer events, and book club socials with AMC. Kate is an ecologist by training and is happy to talk about flora and fauna on her trips!

Kate Bentsen


August is a leader with the Boston Chapter of the AMC. Hailing from Michigan, August has enjoyed camping, climbing and playing sports all his life. When he's not hiking or backpacking in New England, you will likely find him on a sailboat in the summer, and skiing or playing hockey in the winter.

August Orlow

Vice Chair

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

Immediate Past Chair

Aaron Valentine

Conservation Coordinator

Justin can be found hiking year round in New England. He is currently working on his second round of NH's 4,000 footers, the 52 With-A-View list and is section hiking Vermont's Long Trail. Other interests include trail maintenance, bicycling, running and golfing.

Justin Gallo

Trip Approver

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

Leadership Coordinator

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

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

Interim Treasurer

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

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

Committee Member

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

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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