Dear Wilderness Volunteers community,

Following a months-long nationwide search, the Wilderness Volunteers Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Carrie Henderson as Wilderness Volunteers’ next Executive Director. Carrie will begin her duties and responsibilities on October 27, 2021.

Carrie brings years of experience and success in the nonprofit realm. She has proven effectiveness in improving public recognition of organizations, recruiting, directing, and sustaining volunteers, in management of complex food acquisition programs, and in outreach and sustained association with similar organizations. Carrie leverages collaborative relationships to accomplish organizational goals, executes successful planning to create a community of supporters, and has devised successful fundraising and marketing plans to support the financial needs of an organization.

When Carrie isn’t hard at work, she is an outdoor recreator,
backpacking in the Grand Canyon every chance she gets and trail running. She considers this position her “dream job” and looks forward to working hard to get Wilderness Volunteers on a positive trajectory into the future.

Thank you for your patience during this transition. We are confident that our collective ability will achieve a sustainable future for Wilderness Volunteers to provide people the opportunity to “Give Something Back” to our wild and public lands.

Most Sincerely,

The Board of Directors of Wilderness Volunteers:

Cheryl Walczak, President
Rick Volpe, Vice President
Ross Holloway, Secretary
Lee Cooper, Treasurer
Katy Giorgio, Member
Rebecca Glucklich, Member
Bill Wood, Member
Jacob Abel, Board Consultant
Bill Arbour, Board Consultant