Board of Directors
President: Troy Becker
By observing what he does with his time you’ll soon see that Troy’s mountain man exterior is just camouflage for the big softy inside. His humanitarian nature shines through in his career as a Firefighter as well as in his voluntary job at CRIS. Troy, founder of CRIS continues as our steadfast President today as well as CRIS’s level-headed leader and visionary. Once you experience a ‘Troy Hike’ that pushes your every limit, you may think that he is some sort of sadist… but when you conquer the mountain and witness the view from the summit, you will understand his motives and appreciate the grunt work that it takes to get there.
Vice President: Clayton March
Treasurer: Lynda Becker
Involved since CRIS’ first steps as well as teaching them to the Founder/President, Lynda has been (and is) a quiet and vital member of CRIS. We are lucky enough to have this lovely woman to make sure all things treasury related are dealt with in a timely and accurate fashion. On top of all of that she also assists on the adaptive winter activities.
Dawn Widdifield, Executive Director
Dawn comes to CRIS with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She is humbled and grateful that she is able to have a career that couples two of her passions – working with people with disabilities and a love for the great outdoors! She believes in equality for all people and is proud to be a part of the CRIS team that is knocking down barriers in the outdoors. When she isn’t at work she enjoys hiking, paddling, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Crystal Davidson, Logistics & Program Coordinator
Maintenance and Equipment Repair
Kurt has been with CRIS Adaptive Adventures since its inception. He is a constant presence on Vernon trips and occasionally makes the trip out to Kelowna to do some ‘trail maintenance’ on hikes. Judging from the number of gashes Kurt gathers during these outings, we suspect that he is actually engaging bears in hand-to-hand combat. In any case, if you ask Kurt about his latest wound you’ll be sure to get an entertaining story in return! Kurt doesn’t just bear wrassel though; he is a very caring and patient individual who keeps CRIS going by emanating good will, fixing equipment, and training everyone.