Program Director, Volunteer Relations
Leanna works to celebrate and sustain the Appalachian Trail’s volunteer management tradition that currently engages around 6,000 volunteers in trail maintenance, corridor stewardship, natural resources protection, education and outreach. Serving as ATC’s organizational expert on policies, standards and guidelines, Leanna works collaboratively with 31 A.T. maintaining clubs, agency partners, board and committee members to support the overall volunteer program for the A.T.
Leanna has worked with the ATC since 2006, working in arenas of marketing and communications, program development, event organization, as well as Trail and facilities resource management. Leanna hiked all of the A.T. in 2003 and nearly half of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010. The rewards she enjoys while in nature on long trails are those she hopes others will benefit from through her continued work in conservation.