Dann Van Der Vliet joined the GMC Board in 2014. He first learned of the Long Trail as a UVM college student while doing high-elevation forest decline research atop Camel’s Hump. This ignited a goal to thru-hike the Long Trail, which he completed in 2006! Since then he has completed the ADK 46 and is now section hiking the Long Trail with his two children, Katherine and Robert. He lives in Huntington with his wife Susan and works for Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Previously he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Birds of Vermont Museum. He also is the co-founder of the Vermont Gear Swap and Clothing Sale in 2012, held each spring at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, which has helped to raise funds for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club.