Bob Birkby

Bob Birkby, Board Of Advisors

Bob brings to Aerie over 25 years as an instructor and backcountry crew leader with the Student Conservation Association. He is author of Lightly on the Land, SCA's trail building and maintenance manual. Other writings include an upcoming release of Mountain Madness , a book about Scott Fischer, current editions of the Boy Scout Handbook and Fieldbook , and much of the leadership and outdoor skills literature of the Boy Scouts of America. Mountain adventures have found Bob in the Rocky Mountains, Cascades, Alaska, Russia, Nepal, and East Africa, and on a solo-hike the length of the Appalachian Trail. He has engaged in the dangerous pursuit of teaching grammar and writing to college freshmen, and occasionally appears on stage to startle his friends as a concert pianist.

Jay Satz

Jay Satz, Board Of Advisors

Jay A. Satz is the Senior Director of Partnerships and Innovation for the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), where he is responsible for developing new conservation service program models, managing relationships with NYC’s key partners and supporting programs in the field. Jay is an award winning conservationist with a 30+ year career of connecting youth to conservation, creating and running effective backcountry conservation service programs, and developing and promulgating effective risk management practices for NYC, SCA, National Park Service, YMCA and other organizations and programs. In addition to his work with NYC, Jay serves on the boards for Aerie Backcountry Medicine, the YMCA of Greater Seattle Camping and Outdoor Leadership Branch, Washington’s National Park Fund, and has been a standing member of the Wilderness Risk Managers steering committee since 1995.