High Trails Leadership Team 


Sarah Krumholz grew up outside of Boston, MA. She studied history at Kenyon College in Ohio before moving out to Colorado. As an instructor for Overland Summers and the Colorado Outward Bound School, she's explored the mountains of Colorado, Switzerland, Iceland, and Alaska. Though she was respectfully booted from her sixth-grade choir, some students have favorably compared her trail-singing voice to Norah Jones.

Sarah came out to High Trails to work her first season as a field instructor in the fall of 2013. After 7 seasons of trying to find her tree, Sarah is excited to be up here in Florissant year-round as High Trails' Director.


Logan hails originally from Owensboro, KY. During summer breaks in college, he usually found himself making the long drive out west to Colorado to work for our summer camp program. After receiving a degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and a stint of working on trails for the Conservation Corps in Chattanooga, TN, Logan finally came to work for High Trails. Despite our efforts, we haven't been able to get rid of him yet. Logan is very excited to now be our year-round Assistant Director.

Logan spends most of his down time playing with his four legged companion, Tate, climbing on rocks, roller blading, reading philosophy, and trying to play guitar.


Carlotta "Lottie" Avery is part of the bedrock of High Trails. She grew up in Michigan and came out to Colorado just to visit family. Through the years she has helped develop the program into what it is today. She loves working with teachers and staff to develop a community that is focused on educating every child. Lottie is also a naturalist at heart. It is common to see her walking in the woods near High Trails doing some bird watching, nature photography, or cataloging the current wild flowers in bloom. 


Head Field Instructors

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Hi! My name is Naomi. I’m a Mainer who just can’t get enough of adventure or being outside. I graduated with a masters in Biology from University of Puget Sound in 2015 and have since never stopped roaming, but the mountains of Colorado are my most cherished home - a place where I get to work with, teach, and learn from the most down to earth and unique people and students. I’m stoked to be returning for my fourth season at High Trails and to let the adventures continue!

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Hi everyone!  My name is Nell, and I am looking forward to being at High Trails this fall after having a great time as a counselor at Sanborn this summer!  I grew up in Vermont, but I have lived in Idaho for the past year and a half while earning a Masters in Natural Resources and a certificate in Environmental Education.  I love being outdoors, especially when I am hiking, biking, sailing, looking at rocks (I was a double major in Geology and Art History), or cross country skiing.  I can't wait to meet all of the High Trails students and have a chance to explore the outdoors and learn with them!


Hey there! My name is Sam Brown and I grew up in Connecticut, but have been finding my way to the mountains since college. I studied Environmental Science and Studio Art at Wellesley College in Boston, MA before making the move out west. I believe deeply in having a pocket snack at all times, preferably one...or five of Vicky's cookies! I developed a passion for the outdoors through leading backpacking trips in Durango, CO and doing field work in Yosemite National Park and the Wasatch-Uinta National Forest in Utah among many other outdoor adventures. I can't wait to meet all of the High Trails students this fall and encourage them to use their sense of wonder inside and outside the classroom!


Hello! My name is Gretchen and I am a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in landscape architecture & architecture. I recently moved to Colorado to play in the mountains! My favorite pastime is rock climbing and playing my violin. My life goals are to become a teacher and to be outside as much as I can.