Meet Our People
They have chosen to help the Wander Project change the world.
Amy has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 13 years. Her work has primarily focused on the youth and education realm; like most people in the nonprofit sector, she has worn almost every hat imaginable, including co-founder for an organization in 2014.
She has also had the honor of presenting at TEDx Vail in 2016, sharing what she believes is the key to helping youth reach their full potential.
Stepping into the role of Executive Director for another start-up organization, Amy is passionate about service to others. She is extremely excited to help support the amazing mission of the Wander Project.
Abby Parke is originally from Maryland but currently lives in Arizona. She is an outdoors enthusiast, horse trainer, and dog mom.
She ran her first half marathon with Vacations Races and completed a charity bib fundraiser through Wander Project at Zion in 2020. Abby also ran the inaugural Saguaro Half, the Rocky Mountain Half, and completed another charity bib for the Joshua Tree Half.
She’s honored to have the opportunity to work with Wander Project spreading the mission of fundraising to support our National Parks and the surrounding communities.
Amy is from Park City, Utah and has enjoyed the mountains her entire life! She love biking, skiing and of course running in the mountains. When she is not outside she is a third grade teacher.
Amy also loves traveling with her two daughters and husband. They support her 100% even if they think she is a little crazy sometimes. Amy’s first fundraiser with Wander Project was in 2021 in conjunction with her 40th birthday. She was very nervous about raising enough funds for the event, but it ended up being such a wonderful experience.
She is very excited to be a part of this team!
Director of Community Engagement
Courtney is an experienced storyteller, educator, and solution finder. With over a decade of cross-sector work with local and national environmental nonprofits, higher education, and startups – she thrives when collaborating. She’s passionate about increasing accessibility to recreation, human-centered business practices, and leveraging technology to build capacity in nonprofits.
Sometimes she lives in Northern Michigan and sometimes she lives in a retired-ambulance turned camper.
Courtney is over the moon excited to join Wander Project and to serve athletes and nonprofits as they change the world!
Jonah grew up in upstate New York. He is passionate about plants, animals, sustainability and the preservation of nature. He would prefer a 12 mile hike with 3000ft elevation gain over a long walk on the beach.
Jonah learned about Vacation Races a long time ago and was finally able to sign up for his first one in 2021.
Upon seeing the charity bib entry for the Wander Project and reading up on our missions and accomplishments, he didn’t hesitate to register for a charity bib. It was the first time he’d raised money for a cause but he succeeded through dedication, community and a little hard work.