OBA’s mission is fulfilled in the community by a core leadership team comprised of college educated staff, volunteers and advisors who are accomplished and diverse. Many staff members come from backgrounds similar to the youth we serve. Our roster of program instructors includes teachers, parents, health practitioners, business leaders, outdoor educators and environmental specialists. Many of our current staff are former OBA youth who go through extensive outdoor leadership training and are committed to delivering quality environmental education experiences to the youth we serve.

Leading the Way

Charles Thomas – Executive Director

Ken Preston – Grant Writer

Gabrielle Woods – Development Counsel

Camille Dudley – Executive Administrator

David Quintin – Office Manager

Michael Garcia – DOLI Coordinator

Marissa Llanes – DOLI Coordinator

Michael Ruelas – Program Coordinator Intern

Frances Banuelos – Program Coordinator Intern

Azucena Navarate – Program Coordinator

Jamonn Roberts – Program Coordinator

Daniel Teremae – Program Logistics & Equipment

Betsy Runkle – Special Projects Coordinator

Lawrence Wilkerson – Controller


Board and Governance

Pamela Dansby-Darden – Chair

Steve Bucksbaum – Secretary

Keith Whitworth – Treasurer 

Dr. Felix Aguilar

Michael Nevler

Koko Williams

Cyn Yamashiro