Steering Committee

Attend a YM Steering Committee Meeting

The YM Steering Committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines.  All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for (or create) a position or just attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.  Meetings are typically held on the second Monday evening of each month (excluding July and August) at various members’ homes.  Please contact Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) if you would like more information about attending a meeting.

Future meeting dates

The Young Members Committee is overseen by a steering committee composed of the people below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the appropriate person. If you are not certain to whom you should direct your question, please use the contact us page.

Committee Members

Shannon MacKenzie Chair ymchair at amcboston.org
Vacant Vice Chair
Vacant Treasurer
Katie Blair Secretary
Deb Conrady Leadership Coordinator, Trip Coordinator
Kate Bentsen Volunteer Coordinator
Zoe Rath SOS Trip Coordinator
Jesse Waites Social Media Coordinator
Julia Doucett Social Co Coordinator
Jenna Whitney Social Co Coordinator
Samuel Fogg Publicity Coordinator
Chao Xie Webmaster chaoranxie at gmail dot com

Leader Listing Coordination and Trip Approvals are handled by the Trip Coordinator. Please contact the Trip Coordinator with any questions related to listing your trip.

The core positions of the YMSC are:

  • Chair – The Chair keeps the committee organized and active, interfaces with the chapter, interfaces with YM’s in other chapters, and conducts special projects.
  • Vice Chair – The Vice Chair interfaces with YMs in other chapters, conducts special projects and backfills the Chair as necessary.
  • Treasurer – The Treasurer does the financial accounting for the committee, and makes budget recommendations.
  • Secretary – The Secretary coordinates committee meetings, records minutes and keeps committee records.

Meet the Committee Members

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

Chair

Katie Blair

Secretary

    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

      Kate Bentsen

      Volunteer Coordinator

        Kate Bentsen

        Volunteer Coordinator

          Zoe Rath

          SOS 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

            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

                Jenna Whitney

                Social Co Coordinator

                  Chao Xie

                  Webmaster

                  Past Committee Members

                    John Schmidt

                    Chair

                    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

                    Henry Rodophele

                    Treasurer

                      Carla Palmer

                      Social Chair