Rev. Adam Tobey, Program Director, Lead Instructor
With over a decade of youth ministry experience and months of time spent guiding young people through the wilderness, Adam lives to introduce a love of the outdoors to people of all ages. He believes that while the outdoors are dynamic, ever-changing, and powerful, they are also a place of stillness, rest, education, and spirituality. Adam not only holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary, he is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA), an adjunct instructor at Weber State University, a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, and is a Wilderness First Responder.
Rev. Catherine Tobey, Managing Director
Catherine also holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to consulting with ministries nationwide regarding sustainability, she is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) and serves as an administrator at Wasatch Christian School. Catherine is passionate about writing, teaching theology, and cultivating creativity. A Utah native, she is thrilled to introduce the outdoors to youth so they might be both captivated and challenged by it. Together, Adam and Catherine's travels have taken them from rim to rim of the Grand Canyon to Torres del Paine in Chile's Patagonia.
Sarah Tibbitts, Logistics Coordinator and Lead Instructor
Since Sarah was little, she was solar powered and always wanted to be outside. Because of her love of the outdoors, Sarah has become a jack of all trades in many outdoor pursuits including backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor and Community Recreation Education, an emphasis in Outdoor Administration and a minor in Military Sciences. In addition to the outdoors, Sarah is passionate about experiential education and believes that one of the best ways to learn is to get your hands a little dirty; she has experienced first hand the benefits of a hands-on education and is excited to introduce the outdoors to youth as that is an environment rich in opportunities to learn. Sarah is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Master Educator, and serves as the Utah State Advocate for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
Zach Scott, Lead Instructor
Zach Scott graduated high school in 2016 with 4 years track and cross country experience. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a 2146 Tank mechanic. Upon returning home to Ogden, he has been able to dedicate more time to his passion for being in the outdoors. His experiences as an avid climber and mountain explorer combined with his work and military background have allowed him to develop and hone his leadership skills. He is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, holds a current Wilderness First Responder, and is a Leave No Trace Master Educator. He is excited to guide and instruct students on wilderness trips and help them develop a passion for the outdoors.
Board of Directors
As a non-profit organization, we are led by a board of directors! This includes folks with experience relating to education, business, and adaptive sports!
AGO works with colleges and seminaries across the country to recruit trail instructors interested in mentoring students leadership, stewardship, as well as teaching and practicing the art of being a good neighbor. If you're interested in joining our team for a summer, contact us.