How to Contact Us

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club 
118 Park Street, SE
Vienna, VA  22180-4609
(703) 242-0315 - (703) 242-0968 (Fax)
Office Hours

PATC Headquarters Building

To send an e-mail, click on the title of the office. If you are not sure where to send your message, use this address:

Club Leadership


    Elected Officers (ExCom)
         President - Joe Lombardo
         Vice President for Operations - John Hedrick
         Vice President for Volunteerism - Kirsten Elowsky
         Supervisor of Trails - John Stacy
         Supervisor of Lands - Chris Mangold
         Supervisor of Marketing - Katherine Day
         Supervisor of Facilities - Glen Tsaparas
         Supervisor of Membership - Michael Brown
         Supervisor of Outreach - Samuel Foltz
         Supervisor of Communications - Anstr Davidson
         Treasurer - Michael Filchock
         Secretary - Steve McLaughlin

    Chapter Presidents
         Charlottesville Chapter - Jeff Monroe  
         North Chapter - Dee Utz
         Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter - Brian Heflin
         Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter - Malcolm Cameron
         West Chapter - Dave Jordahl

    Section Presidents
        Mountaineering - Mark Maier
        Ski Touring Section - Robert Swennes  

    Standing Committee Chairs
        Cabins Operations - Mel Merritt
        Conservation - Lowell Smith
        Hikes - VACANT
        Information Technology - Lee Manning
        Shelters - Henry Horn
        Trail Land Acquisition - Phil Paschall
        Trail Patrol - Chris Firme

    Appointed Officers with Council Vote
        ATC Mid-Atlantic Regional Partnership - Pete Brown
        AT Corridor Management - Thom Lupp
        Maryland AT Management - Thom Lupp and Rick Canter (co-chairs)
    Meet with Council and ExCom (without Vote)
        General Counsel - Keith Troxell
        Staff Director - Robert Christianson


Other committees and activities (not on Council)

    Archives and Library - Tom Johnson     
    Bears Den Center - John Hedrick
    Blackburn Trail Center - Lynn Olson
    Cabins Construction and Major Repairs - Bruce Berberick
    Cabins Reservation Volunteer Coordinator - Steve McLaughlin
    Customer Service Desks - Bill Ryan
    Endowment - Charlie Balch
    Grants and Donations - Marc Mantelli
    Land Management - Chris Mangold
    Maps - VACANT
    Naturalist - Dewey Clark
    Potomac Appalachian Editor - Richard Stromberg
    Public Affairs - VACANT
    Publications - Emeline Otey
    Tuscarora Trail - Roger Hanson

Other Leaders

   Trail District Managers
   Trail Crews

Professional Staff

The headquarters building is generally staffed Monday-Friday, 9-5 (closed Federal holidays). Individual Staff Member hours vary. See below for the hours we are open to the public.

Staff Director
     Robert Christianson
     (703) 242-0315, x-105
Trails Management Coordinator
      Heidi Forrest
      (703) 242-0315, x-107     
 Cabin Coordinator
      Martha Reynolds  
      (703) 242-0315, x-108
 Publications Marketing and Sales Coordinator
      Diane Yang      
      (703) 242-0315, x-103
 Finance Coordinator
      Nicolas Haynor
      (703) 242-0315, x-106       
 Accounting Assistant and Social Media Coordinator
      Rachel Rahm
      (703) 242-0315, x-104
 Membership and IT Coordinator
      Kit Sheffield
      (703) 242-0315, x-109
 Bears Den Trail Center Manager
      Glen Breining
      (540) 554-8708

Frequent Contacts

Cabins: Cabin Desk (M-F 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) (703) 242-0315, x-102; Cabin Coordinator - (703) 242-0315, x-108; website (answers most questions and can make reservations)

Store: (703) 242-0315 during hours headquarters is open below

Potomac Appalachian Newsletter: Editor - Richard Stromberg

Website Tech Support Volunteer:  Lee Manning  (703) 560-0960 (home); (703) 209-4856 (cell)

Headquarters Hours for Visitors:

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,  Monday - Friday and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Closed Federal holidays

During these times, the office is staffed by volunteers who can answer questions, sell items from our store, or help with a cabin rental.  No cabin rentals are made on Wednesday evening.