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 – Director of Operations

Gabrielle Woods – Development and Administration

Camille Dudley – Executive Administration

Marissa Llanes – Human Resources

Marlene Jimenez – Program Coordinator

Azucena Navarate – Program Coordinator

Jamonn Roberts – Program Coordinator

Daniel Teremae – Program Logistics & Equipment


Board and Governance

Pamela Dansby-Darden – Chair

Steve Bucksbaum – Treasurer

Keith Wanta – Secretary

Dr. Felix Aguilar

Rod Bailey

Michael Nevler

Koko Williams

Keith Witworth

Cyn Yamashiro

Board Advisors

Mitch Dorger - Nonprofit Leadership Consultant
Steven Schultz - CEO, Steven's Trees
Sid Valluri - Principal, Odessa Capital Management