Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Todd Brockman

Todd Brockman

Todd Brockman is one of the founders of Wilderness Corps. He came up with the idea while on Trail Crew. He has been backpacking just about all his life. Todd Brockman Todd has volunteered as Weekend Wilderness Ranger for the 2013 season in the Sierra National Forrest. Todd has was a hiking and backpacking leader for a local meetup group in Monterey, CA. Todd’s is involved with many organizations that promote Wilderness Stewardship from Washington D.C. to the local level. Todd is an IT Professional however, Todd says the best job ever would be to part of  the solitude of the Wilderness.
Robert Barringer

Robert Barringer

 

 

 

 

Robert Barringer, a resident of the Monterey Peninsula since 2002, became instantly enamored with the Ventana Wilderness when he discovered her bountiful landscape of forests, mountains, and cool canyon streams while hiking through the area several years ago.  As co-founder of the Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group, Robert has spent countless hours hiking the Ventana back country with fellow hiking friends.  It was during one of his organized group hikes when Robert met a trail crew volunteer who invited him to join a work trip in the Cone Peak area.  Robert has since participated in crosscut saw training and served as has served as volunteer Trail Crew Leader with the Ventana Wilderness Alliance.  Trail work and wilderness stewardship are all “labors of love” for Robert and when he is not busy with his regular day job or raising his 14-year old son, you’ll find Robert doing what he loves the most, spending time in the beautiful Ventana back country wilderness. 

 

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Ken Murray, MD, is a retired family medical doctor who had a private practice of general medicine in Studio City, California for about 25 years, until his retirement in 2006. He also held a Clinical Assistant Professorship in Family Medicine at the University of Southern California, until his retirement.

Ken is most notable for the national attention created by the publication of his article on end-of-life issues, titled “How Doctors Die, which went viral on the internet. It generated a national conversation on issues related to patient wishes at their end of life, and quality issues related to that.

In addition to being involved with many of the NPO’s that do Trail work Ken also writes about issues related to one of his long time passions, Trail Work. He recently wrote an article Why trails are fading from the map.

Willa Hisle

Willa Hisle

Willa Hisle, OD has been practicing on the Monterey Peninsula for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in 1987. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991 from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she also completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry. From Houston, Dr. Hisle taught at the University of New South Wales College of Optometry in Sydney Australia where she oversaw the Pediatric, Binocular Vision and Developmental Vision clinics. She returned to California and has been serving patient’s needs here on the Monterey Peninsula ever since.

Willa is a active volunteer with the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a Volunteer Diver and is a Volunteer for Reef Check. Willa has been backpacking for about two years and enjoys outdoor photography. She has been involved with Wilderness Corps since it’s inception. Willa likes backpacking but likes taking pictures of critters on the trail more.

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