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, GUIDe & BOYS GROUP LEADER

James has combined two of his greatest passions outdoor adventures and sharing the gospel, into one incredibly unique ministry. 

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

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... Read More →

 

 

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

Assistant Director

Certifications | Wilderness First Responder, CPR & First Aid

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Marissa Wilterink

Community Relations & Volunteer Coordinator, Elementary Girls Group Leader

Certifications | Wilderness First Responder, CPR & First Aid

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Whitney Delaney

Marketing and Adventure Coordinator, GUIde & High School Girls Group Leader

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

Welcome our newest staff member

Ryan House

Program Coordinator, Leads Elementary & Middle School boys Groups

Certifications | Wilderness First Aid and CPR

Ryan Ferro

UMA AmHesrt Director & Adventure Guide

Certifications | AMGA Single-Pitch Instructor, Paramedic, & Technical Rope Rescue Technician


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| GUide and HS Guys Leader

Certifications | WFR, CPR, and First Aid

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Chis & Kelsey Mabes

Since 2011| Guide and Group Volunteers

Certifications | CPR & First Aid, NREMT, Technical Rescue

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David Clarke

Since 2016 | Guide and HS Guys Leader

CERTIFICATIONS | WFR, CPR, ACA Swiftwater rescue

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Faith Marinelli

SINCE 2015 | Middle School Group Leader

Certifications | CPR

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Rylie Culkin

SINCE 2015 | Middle School Group Leader

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Janeen Marinelli

SINCE 2015 | HS Girls Leader

Certifications | CPR & First Aid


Valued Volunteers

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

  • Soleil Bourdon
  • Connor High
  • Claire Gill
  • Hannah Jacques
  • Jenny Katz
  • Abby Reiner
  • Anders Timmerman
  • Charlie Goss
  • Aaron Ferro
  • Joy Cover
  • Brenna Houge
  • Stephanie Demmon
  • Daniel Correa
  • Gary and Laura House
  • James Candelario
  • John Whitcomb
  • Tatiana Crowder
  • Brandon Ferro
  • Leslee Chambers
  • Jessica Schneider 
  • Jessica Yelle
  • Kate Friar
  • Maggie Cox
  • Jordan Tatro
  • Josiah Marsh
  • Layne Terrell
  • Sydney King
  • Tim Wilson
  • Jon Owen
  • Stephanie Pellicane
  • Rachel Cloos
  • Rebecca March
  • Sharon Weeks
  • Steph Wilson