Personnel

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

Clayton first came to us many years ago as a participant. Since then he has grown into a kind compassionate, well spoken board member, advocate and young man. We are thankful to have him working with us and grateful that he is always willing and ready for ANY Adaptive Adventure. A true pioneer!

 

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.

 

Secretary:Katie Johnston

Directors

Kerri Henry
Eric Rampone
Rich Turley
Kwame Boateng
Steven Van Loo

Staff

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

Coming Soon

Maintenance and Equipment Repair

Kurt Becker

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.