PATHFINDING LEADERS
Tyler Fonarow

All Find Your Path Utah experiences are designed and led by Tyler Fonarow, a veteran leader in independent schools, summer programs, and experiential education. Tyler earned his B.S. in Geography from University of California, Davis and his M.S. in Recreation Administration from San Francisco State University. Tyler founded and directed Hamlin Summer Camp for 12 years, a coeducational adventure summer day camp in San Francisco at The Hamlin School. He concurrently served as the school’s Director of Community and Character Education, where he oversaw the SEL (social-emotional learning) curriculum and experiential education program, directing the school’s climbing, camping, and backpacking program with trips to Pinnacles National Monument, Yosemite National Park, and Olympic National Park. From 2012-2018, Tyler moved to Salt Lake City and served as the Middle School Principal at Rowland Hall, Utah’s premier independent day school. In addition to Find Your Path Utah, Tyler is a ski instructor at Park City Canyons Village and is a Project Specialist at Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands Division overseeing development of the Foothills Trail System. 

2019 Programs:

  • Climbing Tween Tour

  • Camp Wasatch

  • Paddling Tween Tour

Jackson Chou

Jackson is a Junior at Westminster College studying Outdoor Education and Leadership and working as the risk management and outdoor program intern in 2019. He grew up In Marin County, California with the Bay Area and the Sierras as his backyard and he brings a wide diversity of skills to our programs. He is currently certified as a Wilderness EMT. In the Spring of 2018, Jackson completed a semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Patagonia, Chile. This February he also helped lead a community service and experiential education-based trip to Ecuador. During his free time, he enjoys backpacking, camping, skiing and traveling. At this time he has traveled to 21 countries and hopes to visit more in the near future.

2019 Programs:

  • Climbing Tween Tour

  • Camp Wasatch

  • Paddling Tween Tour

Katie Burbank

Katie is a chemist and environmental educator. She earned a PhD in bioinorganic chemistry from Montana State University in 2014.  She currently, she is the lead chemist for a start up Chinese Traditional Medicine company herbal remedies company.  She previously served as the Education Director for the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, a non-profit that works to better the environments of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, as well as a chemistry professor at Westminster College.  She is certified as an Interpretive Guide through the National Interpretation Association and has many years of experience in outdoor education.  In her free time, she enjoys competitive ski mountaineering, trail running, mountain biking, and spending time learning about local ecosystems.

2019 Programs:

  • Paddling Tween Tour

Fruit Mauzy

Grace "Fruit" Mauzy is a career youth counselor and mentor from New Hampshire who has raised four strong daughters of her own. She earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Education from Columbia University. Throughout her 25+ year career, she has run her own private practice counseling teens, coached numerous Olympians on mental awareness and mindset, run self-esteem workshops for parents of teenage girls, and served as a wellness coach and mentor. She's been a Utahan for the last 7 years and teaches skiing at Park City in the winters.

2019 Programs:

  • Climbing Tween Tour

Alumni
Seana Minuth

Seana co-led the 2018 Backpacking Tween Tour. She graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Psychology. She grew up in San Francisco enjoying the great outdoor opportunities in the Bay Area. She taught tennis for many summers, and played for the Women’s team at Whitman College. In college she developed a passion for climbing and outdoor education. She lead outdoor climbing trips for Whitman’s outdoor program during the school year, and has spent the past two summers leading community service based programs for high school students in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Cuba for ARCC Programs. In 2017, Seana was an AmeriCorps Volunteer at Teton Science Schools in Jackson, WY. At TSS she taught middle school students about field science and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Grand Teton National Park.

Natalie McBranch

Natalie co-led the 2018 Backpacking Tween Tour. She graduated from Whitman College with a degree in biology. She grew up playing outside in Northern New Mexico and has been excited about science since she dissected her first owl pellet at the age of six, so she’s been working to intertwine those passions ever since. She completed a semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School in 2014, which solidified her interest in outdoor experiential education, and for the past few summers has been a part of a team conducting research on how climate change affects Southwestern conifer species. She spent a season working as a field instructor at the Teton Science School in Jackson, WY and is currently dedicating herself to a lifelong addiction to skiing before pursuing a graduate degree in biology. Natalie is also a big fan of hiking, reading, baking, goofy socks, and green chile chicken enchiladas. 

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