Dave Brennan | President

Dave Brennan first discovered a passion for hiking as a teenager roaming the northern California Coast Ranges. He retired in 2008 after a 28-year career as a national park ranger, protecting park resources, providing emergency services, and managing visitor use. Dave finds adventure and inspiration in exploring the backcountry of southern Oregon and northern California, and connecting people to those wildlands as an SMC trip leader. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Kate Kennedy and their adventure dog Kelsey.

Dave is known for his excellent camp cooking and enjoys leading hiking and backpacking trips.