Jonathon Breen

Jonathan Breen


Jonathan moved to Vermont with his family in 2011. He soon joined the GMC and began volunteering on the Club’s Budget & Finance Committee. Jonathan’s outdoor adventures took off during college where he learned to backpack in the Olympic Mountains of Washington.

Since then he gained skills with the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, Colorado Outward Bound School, and N.O.L.S. Jonathan has been able to hike portions of the AT in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine over the years. His longest single adventure has been a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Jonathan became more active with the Burlington Section in 2018 and has been serving as Section President since January 2020.

Nancy McClellan

Vice President

Nancy McClellan moved to Burlington in 1991 to work at the Lintilhac Nurse Midwifery Service. Growing up in Buffalo, and relocating here from Minneapolis, Nancy understood snow and cold. She was not, however, familiar with the Green Mountains, but after accompanying her son on an end-to-end Long Trail hike she was hooked.

Nancy has continued to hike many long-distance trails including the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail, the Coast to Coast Trail in England, Alta Via, and the Haute Route. Nancy volunteers with GMC as a trail adopter, a Barnes Camp greeter and interpreter, member of DEI and Development committees, chair of the Long Trail Legacy Campaign, and is vice president of the board of the Green Mountain Club.


Oliver Pierson


Oliver lives in South Burlington with his wife Julie and their children Zachary, 11, and Coco, seven.

They moved to Vermont in 2019 after many years living overseas, and Oliver joined the Green Mountain Club in 2020. He is originally from New Hampshire and his wife is from Montreal, but they began spending signi cant amounts of time in Vermont in 2008, and their daughter was born here in 2014.

Oliver was born across the Connecticut River, but his grandmother was a native Vermonter and her family owned the Ely Copper Mine in Vershire (Orange County).

He currently works for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, where he manages the state’s Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program. His wife does public health research at UVM.

They are thrilled to be in their third year in Vermont and enjoy Bolton Valley in the winter and camping near Vermont’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and mountains in the summer.

In his spare time, Oliver also enjoys playing music, coaching youth sports, and brewing beer.

Oliver has a strong connection with the Appalachian Mountains and has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club as a back-country shelter caretaker and a hut crew member in the White Mountains, and served as a volunteer trial maintainer in the Shenandoah National Park for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.

He has also hiked most of the Long Trail and the majority of New England’s four thousand footers (he has a few left in Maine).

These days, he really enjoys hanging out with the family in Vermont’s woods, mountains, and waters as much as possible, on foot, bikes, skis, or in small boats, and a great weekend is one where they manage to get out into the back-country overnight.

He volunteered for the GMC Burlington Section Secretary role as he wanted to give back to the GMC, learn how the club operates, and meet other Vermonters who are passionate about outdoor recreation, land conservation, increasing access to public lands, and ensuring Vermont’s public spaces are managed sustainably amidst growing pressures from increased use and climate change.

He has served as a Secretary for other recreation-related clubs, enjoys writing and sharing information in a transparent and concise manner, and looks forward to supporting the GMC Burlington Section and serving as Club Secretary.

Steve Titcomb


Steve first joined the GMC in 1984 as an at-large member. He served as a general director for six years. He did an end-to-end hike of the Long Trail in 1997, and became an Appalachian Trail 2000-miler in 2021. He has been a long-time adopter of the LT section from the Bamforth Ridge Shelter Trail up to the Alpine Trail junction on Camel’s Hump. He has been Treasurer of the Burlington section since 2020.

Ellen Cohen

Membership Chair

While Ellen was born and raised in the NYC-metropolitan area, where she spent much of her adult life, she feels that living in Vermont has always been in her heart and soul. She and her husband had a shared passion for the outdoors (XC skiing, biking, hiking, etc.), and it was a natural decision to ultimately make Burlington their primary residence several years ago.

Sadly, soon after making the transition up here, her husband became ill and passed away.

Ellen is now a full-time Vermonter, and is extremely grateful to have organizations like the GMC to enable her to connect with likeminded people with whom she can enjoy all that Vermont has to offer.

Becoming an active member of the club, and working to encourage others to take advantage of opportunities provided by the GMC, is a natural extension of her feeling so fortunate to call Northern VT her home.

Tess Stimson

Ridge Lines Chair

I was born in Surrey, in the south of England, and read English at Oxford University. Upon graduating I joined ITN as a news producer. I reported and produced regional and world stories, traveling to hotspots and war zones all over the globe, before leaving bullets behind to become a full-time writer.

Since then, I’ve written more than a dozen novels, numerous short stories, and two non-fiction books, which have been published internationally and translated into more than twenty languages (see my website for more information:

In recent years, I’ve moved away from writing women’s fiction and towards darker psychological thrillers, which seem to suit my personality better – make of that what you will.

As well as writing fiction I continue to work as a journalist, and also teach reporting for media and creative writing at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester.

I live in Waterbury, VT with my husband, and am visited intermittently by my three grown-up children whenever they need their laundry done.

Tess Stimson

Dana Baron

Shelters Coordinator

Dana Baron has served the Burlington Section of the GMC in several capacities over the years. In the 1990’s he took on the role of shelters coordinator for several years during which he led the rebuilding of Taft Lodge in 1996 and coordinated the airlift of materials for the rebuild of Butler a couple of years later.

When he got tired of carrying lumber to shelters, he moved up into management and served as section president for two years. Family life and other obligations took him away from the GMC for several years. But in retirement, Dana has found time to help out again.

He took on the role of shelters coordinator in January 2020 – in the middle of the pandemic – and has coordinated several projects including reroofing of Puffer Shelter and redecking the front of Taft.

Among his other interests, Dana enjoys long-distance bike trips and he serves as the president of a local French language and culture group, Alliance Française.

Barbee Hauzinger

Marketing and Communications Chair

Barbee Hauzinger is a photographer who has been living in Burlington, VT for the past 13 years, where she has found solace and adventure in the Green Mountains. She has volunteered time on the VLTP along the southern sections on the Long Trail and completed her section hike of the Long Trail in 2021.

She has a strong passion for LNT policies, wilderness education and conservation, and getting outside for physical and mental health.

Her hopes as the Marketing and Communications chair include exposing the community to the offerings of the section, educating hikers about hiking safety, engaging with peers and younger hikers to encourage them to participate in GMC events and memberships, and to share the beauty and magic of the Green Mountains.

Barbee Hauzinger

Ken and Alice Boyd

Education & Taylor Series Co-Chairs

Ken and Alice are both original caretakers on Mount Mansfield. 

They were instrumental in crafting the conversational style of educating hikers about the importance, uniqueness, and fragility of the native plants that grow above the tree-line in Vermont.

If you’ve ever hiked to the Chin on Mansfield, no doubt, you’ve encountered a friendly caretaker, carrying on their legacy.

Corinn Julow

Young Adventurers Club Chair

Corinn Julow lives in North Hero with her husband and three dogs where she works as Town Clerk and Treasurer. She loves yoga, reading, writes the occasional poem, is trying to knit, finds moss fascinating, and recently completed the Adirondack 46.

As the parent of two now grown children, Corinn spent an eight-year stint as a stay at home parent focusing on all things kid. She volunteered as an assistant little league coach, was an active member of North Hero School PTA, chaperoned the ski program for four years, organized countless playdates, and co-founded Healthy Islands and Community Support, Inc. to bring more opportunities to her children in a small town as they aged. She misses these endeavors and now that she has found the love of hiking hopes to further the mission of GMC by organizing events for youth to enjoy the outdoors, their parents to connect, and to promote the GMC organization and their goals.

Corinn Julow

David Hathaway

Outings Chair

David Hathaway grew up in the Midwest and first came to New England in 1974 to attend Dartmouth College. His first taste of New England hiking came the day after he arrived with a three-day, 52-mile hike on the AT from Hanover, New Hampshire to Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. After two years of grad school in California, David moved to Vermont in 1981 to work for IBM.

He began hiking in earnest in 1990 after moving to Underhill, where he and his wife, Carolyn Greene, still live (a 5-minute drive, or long bushwhack, from Underhill State Park). David joined GMC in 1996 while planning his first Long Trail end-to-end hike, which was intended as a thru hike, but completed in sections between 1996 and 1999. He was recruited to lead Burlington section outings in the early 2000s by then outings chair Rich Larsen, and has led at least one trip every quarter since then, and at least one a month since 2015 when not prevented by recent pandemic restrictions. David did his second Long Trail End-to-End hike in 2010, again planned as a thru hike, but completed in sections between June and December.

Upon retiring from IBM in 2014, David became outings chair and webmaster for the Burlington section. He is also a volunteer trail adopter (of Rock Garden Trail on Mt. Mansfield), a corridor monitor, and enjoys getting out with a chainsaw to help clear blowdowns on the trails. He has taught the GMC map and compass navigation class several times. In 2021 he became chair of the GMC Trail Management Committee and in 2022 joined the GMC board as a general director David is an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed the AMC New England Hundred Highest Peaks and 19 of the Colorado 14ers.

Ted Albers

Section Historian

Ted Albers moved with his family to Shelburne in 2006. Within weeks Phil Hazen convinced him to join the GMC-Burlington Section. A few weeks later Phil convinced Ted to take over the publishing duties for the section website along with various other chores such as helping to run special events, lead outings, etc. Through the process of attrition (ie. Phil’s retirement from the role) Ted eventually became the Burlington Section President. He is now the section archivist. If you have genuine GMC archival materials you think may be appropriate for the club, let him know.

Ted Albers

Scott Albertson

Trails Co-chair

Scott was raised in Burlington and first started hiking when he was a Boy Scout. He quickly developed a passion for it and has since completed the Long Trail End to End four times, and Side to Side once. He’s also hiked the John Muir Trail, Appalachian Trail, Northville-Placid Trail, the Northeast 111 (4,000 ft peaks), and the New England Highest 100.

A quote from his 2017 Long Trail thru-hike trip report was captured on the GMC website and sums up his feelings well: “After hiking an estimated 1500+ miles on the Long Trail system and spending many hours helping to maintain it, I feel that the Long Trail is deeply interwoven into my soul. Somehow, I am a part of it and it is a part of me. It is wild and beautiful. I have hiked it with those I love most in life – my Dad, wife, sons, dogs, and many good friends. My experiences on the trail will be treasured memories for the rest of my life. I love the Long Trail dearly and am not ready to be done hiking it yet. Hopefully, there will be many more good memories to come.”

All those great experiences through the years prompted Scott’s interest in helping to maintain the trails and giving something back for other hikers.

Since 2014, he has regularly participated in most of the spring trail clearing hikes for the Burlington section. With the opening of the Winooski River Bridge in 2015, he also became the trail adopter for a section of the relocated Long Trail between the Duck Brook Trail and The VAST 2 crossing near Stimson Mountain.

Scott has served on the Board of Directors of the Dorset Park Skating Association (the group that built and operates South Burlington’s Cairns Arena ice rink) since 1995 and has been a regular Red Cross platelet & plasma donor for the last 40 years.

Other than hiking, his hobbies include playing hockey, skiing, doing home improvement projects and brewing beer.

Scott is an Engineering Manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Williston with his wife Jeanne. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Ben and Mark.

Paul Beliveau

Trails Co-chair

Paul co-chairs the Burlington section trails committee, and serves on the GMC trails management committee. He has been the Maple Ridge trail adopter since 2019. Paul hiked the Long Trail end-to-end as a teenager in the 1970s.

John Need

John Need

Website Chair

John is a resident of Fairfax and is a mobile and web application developer. A life-long hiker, he’s also a self-described “computer nerd, gravel bike enthusiast, and travel nut”

Susan Tobin


Susan moved to Vermont in early 2020 from Brooklyn, NY, and recently settled in Charlotte next to Mt. Philo State Park. Although a recent Vermont resident, she has regularly visited the state for the past 35+ years.

Growing up on a farm in Missouri, she loves the outdoors and Vermont is the perfect venue for outdoor activities. An avid fan of hiking and snowshoeing, she joined hikes with the Green Mountain Club on her regular visits to the state.

Susan retired in 2019 after a long career in the mortgage business, primarily focused on risk management and technology. Susan’s education includes a B.S. in mathematics and Masters in public policy analysis. She looks forward to more involvement with the Green Mountain Club

Susan Tobin

Brian and Janette Williams

Annual Meeting Co-chairs

We joined the Green Mountain Club after multiple family hikes on the Long Trail while vacationing most summers in Vermont. After moving to Burlington in 2016, we joined the Burlington Section and jumped right into the annual meeting chair given our past experiences running these type of events for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Both our sons are Eagle Scouts and enjoy the outdoors thanks, in part, to the great work of the GMC.

While not end-to-enders, we do enjoy our time on the trail. We volunteer our time at Barnes Camp on the Mountain Road just below Smugglers Notch between the end of mud season and the beginning of stick season each year. We both advise the many hikers and tourists that stop by for advice as well as highlight all that the GMC does to maintain the trails they enjoy. We also lead the annual Vermont Lake Monsters GMC night at Centennial field as another opportunity to advertise the work of the GMC.