Meet the Team


Gordon Matchett

Chief Executive Officer

Gordon began working with Take a Hike in early 2016. His own experience in adventure based learning helped him develop many of the skills that have helped him to be resilient and thrive in life and led him to pursue a degree in Outdoor Recreation, and later an MBA.

Deb Abma Sluggett

Manager of Philanthropy and Government Relations

Deb joined the newly formed Foundation staff in 2016. One of Deb’s main goals is to build a community network comprised of like-minded individuals from the corporate and community sectors who believe in supporting youth.

Pete Prediger

Director of Operations

Pete joined the Take a Hike program in September 2006. Pete focused on therapy with children and youth in his studies, and truly believes in the power of combining therapy with the outdoors to build relationships with youth.

Sevan Kadian

Program Support Coordinator

Sevan is a familiar face around Take a Hike, volunteering in the program for three years before joining the Foundation staff in 2016. Education, community involvement, and appreciation for the outdoors are what drive her passion for the program.

Board of Directors


Chapter Staff

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