John Zaber is a product of Vermont private colleges with an Associate of Arts Degree in Resource Management from Sterling College (1985), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services from Burlington College (1989), and a Master of Arts Degree in Experiential Education and Implications for Public School Reform from Norwich University (1994). He currently teaches at Sterling College with a particular emphasis on education and culture, curriculum design, and learning theory, as well as introductory course in winter camping and the safe and efficient use of hand tools – including axes and cross-cut saws.
He became a trail adopter (RT 15 – Plot Road) in 1996 and joined the GMC Board in June, 2014. His love for the Green Mountains and its trails began in earnest in the summer of 1987 as a crew leader for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. He now carries that passion forward as a teacher and his role as a GMC board member allows him to further the club’s mission in the stewardship and preservation of Vermont’s most treasured asset. At each board meeting he sits in awe and respect of his fellow board members – not only of their support for the Long Trail, but their collective years of adventure. He is further inspired by the depth of talent and brilliance contained within the cadre of the GMC staff. He is humbled by this opportunity to be of service to the Long Trail and the Green Mountain Club.