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Our staff consists of one full time employee, one full time unpaid staff member, and a handful of hourly employees. Board members decide how UpaDowna allocates its funds, which programs are funded, and when. Our all volunteer board is made up of a diverse cross section of business professionals in Colorado Springs and has a 100% donation rate.


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Steve Hitchcock

Founder & Executive Director


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Leah Schrag

Director of Development




Randi Hitchcock

Chief Operating Officer




Robert Mitchell

Gear Reviewer, Backpacking Leader


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Ryan Ross

Gear Reviewer & Program Volunteer, Virginia


Board members


Dana Adoretti- Board Chair
John Ferris
Melissa Archibald
Steve Ogle
Isidro Santos
Lori McGinnis




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