Diversity and Inclusion

diversity, equity, inclusion, and  belonging

Our 2019 Strategic Plan affirmed our core principles and highlighted the importance of Diversity and Belonging, which have long been a part of our philosophy throughout our 137 years. In June 2020, we made a commitment to be actively anti-racist and to do our part in creating a truly just world. This includes making Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) the primary lens through which we examine all our work, from program design to organization operations. 



We will develop future generations of diverse, informed, empowered, intentional and influential citizens who create a bias-free and anti-racist world. 



We create diverse, equitable and inclusive spaces with unencumbered access, where all youth, families and team members are valued, included and empowered.


This is central to our commitment to delivering accessible outdoor education and programming to young people and to the communities in which we work and serve. We act with intent to challenge and dismantle the global historic systems of oppression impacting all of society, our workforce and the entire Trail Blazers’ community. By understanding the structures of power and privilege, we work passionately and emphatically to address all forms of discrimination – age, income, ability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation – across every aspect of our business and among everyone we touch and serve.

Committee Members

Alia Abbas


Josh Borkin

Dir. of Strategic Initiatives

Tiffany Caton

Dir. Development & Communications

Helen Horsham-Bertels

Committee Chair, Board Advisor

Molly McCue

Dir. of HR & Employee Experience

Madison Skinner


Dr. Sandra Soto

Educator, Program Partner, Board Advisor

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