Jennifer Tripp has been working with long-distance National Scenic Trail non-profits for more than 20 years. Since 2007, she has been responsible for overseeing the growth of the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s programs, including the partnerships, federal agreements, and development of a nationally recognized volunteer training program. As the Director of Trail Operations, she oversees all aspects of PCTA’s Trail Operations Programs for trail maintenance and reconstruction, visitor use management, and trail and land management. Jennifer has presented numerous times on successful public/private partnerships, including at the Wilderness 50 Conference, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center regional training, and the U.S. Forest Service’s International Programs in Brazil. Before joining the PCTA, Jennifer worked for the North Country Trail Association as Director of Development and Communication. Jennifer loves to travel and cook, plus everything outdoors.