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


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


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

Ryan House

Program Coordinator, Elementary & Middle School boys Group Leader

Certifications | Wilderness First Aid and CPR

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


David Clarke

Since 2016 | Guide and HS Guys Leader

CERTIFICATIONS | WFR, CPR, ACA Swiftwater rescue


Faith Marinelli

SINCE 2015 | Middle School Group Leader

Certifications | CPR


Janeen Marinelli

SINCE 2015 | HS Girls Leader

Certifications | CPR & First Aid