Splore has experienced and knowledgeable staff and volunteers directing all of Splore's activities. They are trained in outdoor skills, disability awareness and safety. Our staff members have a wealth of knowledge in working with the diverse needs of people of all abilities, focusing on individuals with various disabilities. All Splore guides are Wilderness First Responder certified, river guides are licensed through the State of Utah Division of Parks and Recreation and rock climbing and skiing instructors are certified by Splore personnel.
Janine Donald - Executive Director
Since starting with Splore in 2007, Janine has been involved in a variety of roles: volunteer, AmeriCorps VISTA member, Salt Lake Program Manager and now, Executive Director. A native of Seattle, WA and a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, Janine has traveled extensively in Latin America, backpacked all over the Western United States, and taught outdoor education courses in Utah and California.
She brings a love of people and the outdoors to her job. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's in Public Administration at the University of Utah and anticipates graduating in Fall of 2012. In her off time, you might find her leading tours at Brighton Ski Resort, coordinating the Tour de Brewtah bike ride or catching some live music in town.
Coral Nolen - Director of Finance and Administration
Coral moved from California in June of 2000 and now considers Utah her home. She started her office career at 19 years old as a Legal Secretary in Seattle, WA. While raising her children (adopted, biological and foster) in CA, she worked in the private and public school sector. In 2006, Coral started her own Office Management/Bookkeeping Company and is a Certified Public Bookkeeper. She came to Splore in January 2011 as a part-time office assistant and a few months later became the full-time Finance & Admin Director.
On the professional side, Coral’s passion is creating order out of chaos and loves being challenged to better processes, procedures and policies. On the personal side, when she isn't busy enjoying her work, she spends time with family, friends and grandkids. She enjoys being active, making a difference in people’s lives and loves what Splore offers to its clients. Splore is a great fit for her professional and personal passions.
Becky Van Horsen - Moab Program Manager
Becky grew up in Southern California where her family encouraged her from a very young age to take part in many adventure sports including rock climbing, skiing and whitewater rafting. In 2002, Becky completed an internship with a Northern California non-profit that provides whitewater rafting trips for people of all abilities. That summer changed her life and she has been working in adaptive rafting ever since. She received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Recreation Administration from Humboldt State University in 2010 at which time she started searching for an organization that matched her own passion for adaptive adventure sports.
She was excited to find Splore and accepted the Moab Program Manager position in early 2012. She is now living and working in Moab, UT where she is able to perfect her Frisbee golf game, wear flip-flops 90% of the time, and play with her landlady’s chickens.
Eric Bonin - Salt Lake Programs Manager
Eric was born in New Jersey with a passion for adventure, teaching and the mountains. After graduating from Green Mountain College in 2004 with a degree in Adventure Recreation, he ran an adaptive sports program for 4 years. In Vermont, Eric taught skiing, canoeing, sailing and rock climbing to people of all abilities.
After heading out west for the skiing, Eric worked in the world of wilderness therapy. For 4 years Eric taught the finer points of communication, and helped to provide students a better understanding of their feelings and beliefs. Since coming to Utah, Eric spends his free time exploring the Wasatch Mountains for the best climbing and skiing. Eric brings a passion for teaching, the outdoors and adventure to Splore. After joining Splore, Eric attained his AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification. When he's not teaching, you can find him expanding his own comfort zones and enjoying the mountains with his partner, Kristen, and dogs Logan and Pepper.
Lindsay Malone - Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Lindsay, a Michigan native, began her journey with Splore the summer of 2011 when she Googled "Moab" just after accepting a position with Splore's Moab program. She accidentally fell in love with the desert, mountains and Splore, and has been hooked on the West ever since. The best part of her job is that she gets to combine her passion for people and the outdoors.
When she's not talking with folks about Splore, on the river or updating the website, you can find her working on her Chaco tan, eating Indian food or dominating at cribbage.