Two join PCTA Board of Directors

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Board of Directors appointed two new members at its April meeting, broadening the expertise of those overseeing the work of the non-profit.

Tim McGuire is a longtime outdoor industry executive who lives in the Portland, Ore. area where he is a business unit director for KEEN. Because of his experience, Tim is helping the PCTA connect with the outdoor industry and currently serves on PCTA’s Outdoor Industry Advisory Committee. His love of outdoor adventures has taken him around the world; from the summit of Denali in Alaska to running the rapids of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Tim is very passionate about hiking as much of the PCT as he can and he hopes to someday thru-hike all 2,650 miles. This summer, he will hike across Oregon in sections over several months. KEEN is testing new socks this summer using PCT thru-hikers.

Chip Herzig is a long-time PCTA member and volunteer. Chip is a past president of his local Backcountry Horsemen of California (BCHC) chapter, and has also been involved in the State Board for BCHC, including serving as statewide president for three years. Through his involvement with BCHC, he has generated much support for volunteer packing in general and for PCT packing projects. Chip is retired from the U.S. Navy and, until recently, taught computer science at Riverside Community College. He also served as the computer science department chair for three years. Chip lives in Cherry Valley, Calif.

Both men will face election to the board by members next year. Board members serve three-year terms and are volunteers. There are currently 11 board members.


Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.