Tread Lightly! Welcomes New Employees

(Ogden, UT) – Tread Lightly!, a national non-profit organization which promotes responsible outdoor recreation, is excited to announce yet another expansion of its team with the addition of two new full-time employees.

“Tread Lightly! has traditionally operated with small staff to execute national projects,” said Lori McCullough, Executive Director of the organization. “2011 was a great year and we expect 2012 to be even better as we strive to increase awareness of our principles through education and outreach. Our growing staff will expand our reach significantly and enable our renowned programs to grow.”

Tread Lightly!’s education department has expanded to include the new Training and Education Programs Manager, Jason Ketterick. Ketterick received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University and brings fifteen years of educational and recreation program management experience to the position. His commitment to outdoor ethics education and stewardship of public lands has taken his teaching career to new heights outside of the classroom. He has traveled over 100,000 miles nationally and instructed tens of thousands of individuals over two years as a Traveling Trainer with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Jason’s background as an outdoor recreational activity facilitator and ethics educator will benefit both Tread Lightly! and all who have the opportunity to work with the Tread Trainer program.

Dianne Olson will be assisting in the overall development of the organization as the Director of Planning and Program Development. Olson has worked with Tread Lightly! since 2003 and recently returned to the organization full-time. In 2001, Olson graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Environmental Studies and an emphasis in education. Olson has enjoyed applying her love of the outdoors to educate outdoor enthusiasts about the benefits of responsible recreation. This new position will focus on implementing Tread Lightly’s strategic plan toward growing the outreach and effectiveness of the organization and its mission of promoting responsible outdoor recreation to the millions of outdoor recreationists throughout the country.

“Tread Lightly! is thrilled to welcome our new employees,” said McCullough. “Jason and Dianne both bring a valuable set of skills and talents to Tread Lightly!. Their work here will benefit Tread Lightly! and all who associate with us.”

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