Mary Tull, Director
Mary Tull brings decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, program development, and community building. In Oregon, California, and Utah, she has applied her expertise to the startup, development, and community building of a variety of nonprofit and for-profit corporations. In Utah, her commitment to education and nonprofit capacity building included serving six years as the Executive Director of The Leonardo, the Director of Visions for Learning, and the Director of the Utah Arts 2002 program during the Winter Olympic Games. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake Arts Academy and the College of Humanities Partnership Board at the University of Utah. She served as an associate member of Pathway Associates, a professional consulting firm providing nonprofit organizations with strategic services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Education from Portland State University, a three-year graduate certificate program in Dance, Educational Technology coursework at M.I.T., and a Gulbankian Fellowship graduate certificate from the University of Lisbon.
Erin Halcomb, Program Coordinator
Pat Uhtoff, Assistant Program Coordinator
As Program Coordinator, Erin will draw from her diverse experiences in environmental humanities work and forestry. She graduated from Emory University with a Creative Writing major and an Environmental Studies co-major. Since 2003 she has worked in Natural Resource Management in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as the Agency Lead for the implementation of a 7,000-acre watershed enhancement project. In 2010 Erin was contracted by the Nature Conservancy to gather research on small mammals, for a spotted owl and fisher prey base study. She writes for the High Country News, the Ashland Oregon Daily Tidings, and Backpacker Magazine. She is currently working toward her Masters Degree in the Environmental Humanities program at the University of Utah. Pat Uhtoff is the Assistant Program Coordinator. He has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Evergreen College. Since 1992 he has worked as a Forester in southern Oregon specializing in sustainable forestry and forest restoration.
Robert Perkins-McIntosh: Program Intern
Bobby is currently a senior at the University of Utah studying Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in Adventure and Outdoor Programming. He was born and raised in River Falls, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school Bobby spent a year studying abroad in a small village in Germany and attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for a year before transferring to the University of Utah. Currently he works at the Outdoor Recreation Program at the U in the rental shop and as a volunteer trip leader leading climbing, sea kayaking, hiking, and ice climbing trips.
Dru Johnson: Graduate Intern
Dru Johnson is a graduate student at the University of Utah majoring in Natural Resource Management and Recreation Planning. He completed his B.S. degree at Weber State University with a double major in Geography and Technical Sales. Dru has worked for the Forest Service in the Salt Lake Ranger District, Solitude and Snowbasin Ski Resorts, and has completed an internship with the Utah Conservation Corps.