The Bourdon Family from left to right: James, Savannah, Juli Ann, Isabella, Soleil

The Bourdon Family from left to right: James, Savannah, Juli Ann, Isabella, Soleil

 

James Bourdon

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, & BOYS GROUP LEADER

Certifications: AMGA Single-Pitch Instructor, EMT, First Aid, and CPR

James has combined two of his greatest passions outdoor adventures and sharing the gospel, into one incredibly unique ministry. Prior to UMA, James served as a Youth Pastor in Richmond where he and his wife, Juli Ann, ministered to teens and were involved in a jail ministry.

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Juli Ann Bourdon

CO-FOUNDER  /  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mother to three beautiful girls, Soleil, Savannah, and Isabella, Juli Ann shares James’ passion for the youth of Lynchburg and plays a major role in the behind-the-scenes operations of Urban Mountain Adventures.

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Urban Mountain Adventures Staff

All of our staff live in the Daniel Hill area near the families they serve and raise their own salaries so that all donations can go toward facilitating trips and small-group mentoring for our kids. If you would like to support a staff member you can do that here. 

 
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Bre Curtas

Director of Resource Development

 

Certifications | Wilderness First Responder, CPR & First Aid

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Kate Friar

Family Operations & Outreach Coordinator, Middle School Girls Group Leader

Certifications / Coming Soon

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Marissa Wilterink

Community Relations & Volunteer Coordinator, Elementary Girls Group Leader

Certifications | Wilderness First Responder, CPR & First Aid

Ryan House

Program Coordinator, Elementary boys leader

Certifications / Coming Soon

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Whitney Delaney

Marketing and Adventure Coordinator, High School Girls Group Leader

Certifications | Wilderness EMT, Rock Rescue I, White Water Rescue, LNT Master


Core Leaders

Core Leaders live in the neighborhood and have made a long-term commitment to UMA. A lot of the time they take on additional responsibilities as well such as leading a group or planning events. They are an integral part of UMA and we couldn’t do it without them!

 

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Josh  Curtas

since 2012

Certifications  /  Wilderness First Responder, CPR and First Aid

Faith Marinelli

Since 2015

Certifications  / CPR

Janeen Marinelli

SINCE 2015

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Chis & Kelsey Mabes

Since 2013

Certifications / CPR & First Aid, NREMT, Technical Rescue

 


Valued Volunteers

We love and are so grateful for our volunteers! They are amazing!

  • Ryan House
  • Connor High
  • Marlin Jones-Foster
  • Tim Wilson 
  • Joy Dionne 
  • Carissa Bates
  • Angel Carter
  • Keren Sheridan
  • Rylie Culkin