Margaret Shaklee and Hillis Howie Jr. at the 90th reunion.

JB talks through the chronology of Gulch leadership, from dire financial straits in the early 90s until the present day. How the Board of Trustees' strategic hiring of executive directors brought the Gulch from a program that was "Hillis Howie" to a modern non-profit with its own identity. Steps to financial stability: better recruitment, building an endowment, adapting to rising insurance costs, and bidding the contract for Bachechi. New office in Albuquerque and the importance of school groups.

Key words: Hillis Howie, Monty Billings, Martin Heinrich, Jeff Zemsky, Seth Battis, Mike Sullivan, Kris Salisbury, Molly Madden, Rick Levis, Wenda Trevathan, Jaime French, Henry Hooper, Bachechi Open Space

John Bloch
Little Outfit 1963
Prairie Trek, Vann's Group 1964, 1965, 1966
Board of Trustees 1993-2004
Family Trek 2009

Hillis Howie Jr.
Prairie Trek 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
Prairie Trek, staff, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Base Camp staff, 1960
Family Trek 1978, 2005

Margaret Shaklee
Family Trek 2005