Board of Directors

John Wolfe, Board President

Retired, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with AMETEK, Inc.

John was born and raised in South Eastern Pennsylvania and now lives in Northern Chester Country for more than 30 years. He retired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices primarily used in aerospace and medical applications. He started his career as an Earth & Space Science teacher in the North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA. John is an active volunteer for the Schuylkill River Greenways as a SRT Trail Ambassador and helping to plan various events. He enjoys biking and running on the trail. John can also be found frequently kayaking on various sections of the Schuylkill River. He was introduced to Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG) in 2015 by participating in the Schuylkill River Sojourn and has stayed involved in the Sojourn every year since. John is interested in helping to build a strong volunteering family for SRG.


Kathryn (Kate) Hoffman, Board Vice President

Retired IT Executive 

A lifelong resident of Pottstown, Kate is active in the community, serving not only at SRG, but also on the Consistory of Trinity Reformed UCC of Pottstown.  She loves spending time with her family on the river and the trail.  You can find Kate at many of our events, especially the annual Ride for the River, where her team, Tomkat’s trailblazers raises funds in honor of her late husband, Tom Hoffman.

Kate has served in many roles over the last two decades of her involvement at SRG, and is now the Board VP and chairs the Governance committee.

Chris Anderson, Board Secretary

Watershed Programs Manager, Philadelphia Water Department

Through public outreach and hands-on stewardship, Chris works to create opportunities to connect Philadelphians to their waterways. Since 2013, Chris has coordinated Philadelphia’s extensive network of local and regional watershed partnerships. This dynamic network of stakeholders works together to implement sustainable watershed management strategies throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Delaware.

Chris is an active member of the Schuylkill Action Network and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund. As a board member of SRG, he looks forward to working with partners from across the region to reconnect communities to our watershed and its heritage.

James (J.R.) Fisher, Board Treasurer

Financial Advisor & Director of Marketing, Aranda Group

J.R. lives in Phoenixville and works in Jenkintown as a financial adviser and the director of marketing for The Aranda Group — a comprehensive investment and financial services organization. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering and worked until 2016 in air pollution abatement equipment design and installation. J.R. is currently quite active in volunteer stewardship; he’s the V.P. of the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, a member of the Delaware River Sojourn steering committee, and the Bike Chester County steering committee. For the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, J.R. is active in designing the routes for the ultra-popular bike event called The Iron Tour. This event, held each June right after the Schuylkill River Sojourn, takes place on the back roads of northern Chester County and southeastern Berks County and attracts over 1000 riders.

Jim Wiley

Jim worked at Morgan Stanley for 25 years before starting his own financial services and investment management business called Wiley Group. He then sold the business and is now retired. Jim is now a certified professional coach CPC who does life and executive coaching. Having biked and jogged the Schuylkill River Trail for over 35 years, Jim is an advocate for the river and serves on the Financial Committee of SRG.  As an entrepreneur, Jim also serves as SCORE Mentor helping aspiring and established business owners in the Philadelphia area.

Marria Walsh 

Marria joined the SRG board in 2024. As a Marine Biologist for EPA, Region 3, Annapolis, Maryland, her responsibilities included Chesapeake Bay water quality monitoring, ocean disposal research and monitoring, initiation of the Delaware Estuary Program, grants and contract management and technical and policy review. She holds a B.S. degree from Marywood University and an M.S. from Adelphi University. Her first introduction to the SRG was a clean-up of the Bartram Trail portion after moving back to Schuylkill County. Currently Marria hikes and birds the Bartram Trail frequently and is very interested in the environment and the heritage of the area. She has served on many non-profit organizations in Schuylkill County and Eagles Mere. Now retired and living in Pottsville, she is looking forward to expanding the knowledge and usage of the Schuylkill River Trail in the County.

Chris Cleary

Debby M Wyatt, Board Member

SVP – Director Citi Retail Services

Debby is the Director of New Partner On-Boarding and Conversions in the Strategic Initiatives Office at Citi Retail Services. She has a B.A of Economics from Shippensburg University. Debby has volunteered with several organizations including the Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, Franklin County Jail Drug and Alcohol Program, Michaux State Forest  MTEC event, Relay for Life, Salvation Army, and has served as a founding Board member for the Chambersburg Ballet Theater Company.

Debby is an avid kayaker and has been a participant on the Schuylkill Sojourn for the past 10 years. She and her daughter ventured out on their first Sojourn as a way of learning to kayak and to be outdoors together. Through the education they gained on the river, she learned about the importance of the environment to our communities. Debby, her husband Jeff, and their rescue German Shepherd, Finnley, have recently moved to Chester County and she is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for Schuylkill River Greenways to give back to the organization that has brought so much enjoyment and purpose to her family.

Jan Marie Allen, Board Member

Retired, Associate Director, AT&T

Jan Marie Allen is retired and lives in Kutztown. She was an Associate Director at AT&T in Marketing Operations/Call Center Sales for 18 years and earlier, worked for the Penn State Extension Service in Lancaster. While in Lancaster, she was an active board member in community organizations including The Community Action Program and the Welsh Mountain Medical Center

Her love for the Schuylkill River Greenways began in 2016 on the Sojourn and she began volunteering for Serving the Schuylkill in 2019 and the Paddling Film Fest in 2020. She is active in various SRG committees and events and is an avid fan of Take It Outdoors. She paddles with TIO and has hiked with them as well. She is extremely grateful for the friendships and experiences SRG provides and has the deepest respect for the staff at SRG and what they do for the community, the Schuylkill River and the SRT.  Jan is also on the Development Committee of the Wildlands Conservancy.


W. Carter Lester 

Carter has lived in communities on water most of his life.  He has always marveled at the way rivers through the ages have connected people to the outdoors and linked communities with the wider world.  He enjoys biking and kayaking, and is glad to be a part of the mission of SRG.  A Presbyterian pastor and former attorney, he has served congregations in Richmond, Pottstown, and Allentown, working in each community towards a better quality of life for all.  A graduate of Duke, the University of Virginia law school and Union Presbyterian Seminary, Carter and his wife, Kerry, live in Pottstown.


Mitul Amjera

Sr. Manager Outage, Limerick Generating Station, Constellation

Mitul is currently the Sr. Manager of Outages at Constellation’s Limerick Generating Station. He has been with Constellation since 2004 in various leadership positions at Limerick. A Pennsylvania native, Mitul is a graduate of the Drexel University School of Engineering. He lives with his family in Montgomery County.

Mitul enjoys serving on the board of Schuylkill River Greenways because the value of a healthy Schuylkill River is obvious, and having an impact on its health and development is personally rewarding.  Mitul enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, and travelling.

David Thun, Board Member

Founder and Board Member of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 

David is now retired from an extensive career designing, manufacturing, and selling industrial equipment and services world-wide. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, he completed a machinist apprenticeship/college graduate training program at Textile Machine Works. David has been involved directly or indirectly with Schuylkill River Greenways since the organization was founded in Wyomissing. His involvement includes several terms on the Board of Directors, as well as informal participation in planning meetings with his Uncle Ferdinand Thun and Victor Yarnell, when SRG was first formed. David has paddled in the Schuylkill River Sojourn and bicycled in the Ride for the River event on the Schuylkill River Trail.

David has salt water in his veins and has been a sailor since age eight. One part of his industrial career included being responsible for 75,000 acres of timberland and four wood component manufacturing plants. During this interval, he was very involved in community planning in New Hampshire and New York. David is very involved in several community activities. He is the founder and member of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. He’s also a board member of the Berks Agricultural Resources Network and the Reading Hospital Foundation. He is a member of The Highlands at Wyomissing Finance Committee and the Reading Symphony Orchestra Finance and Development Committee. David is a SCORE counselor, a Berks County Heritage Center volunteer, and was the 2018 Campaign Chair for the Reading Public Library.

Dodson Dietrich, Board Member

Founder Systems Engineer, Hewlett-Packard 

Dodson is a native of Berks County and now lives in Wyomissing. A medical systems engineer with H.P. initially in L.A., and then Corvallis, Oregon, he returned to Berks County where he does about 40% of his work ‘on the road’ and the remainder from his home. He has a custom folding bike which he packs in a suitcase when he travels for work, and he has biked extensively all over the world. He understands how communities and regions have embraced bike utilization and have enriched their communities as a consequence. He feels that the time is right for Schuylkill River Greenways to advance Schuylkill River Trail construction in northern Berks County. Several communities are, in his words, “poised to fully embrace the SRT.” Dodson has paddled on the Sojourn and is a regular participant in the Ride for the River.

Mark Nevenglosky, Board Member

Senior Principal Engineer, Comcast Cable

A resident of Schuylkill Township, in Chester County, Mark works for Comcast Cable. In his engineering role at Comcast, Mark is involved with planning, design, quality assurance, deployment and operations of Comcast’s video systems. Mark is originally from Tamaqua in Schuylkill County. He is a Drexel University graduate with BS in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Mark is a kayaker and has participated in the Schuylkill River Sojourn since 2008. He is also an avid user of the Schuylkill River Trail, where he enjoys running with his girlfriend Samantha and their two rescue dogs. Mark has been a regular volunteer with the Schuylkill River Greenways as a Trail Ambassador, as well as supporting events such as Ride for the River and Heritage & Hops.

Mark is looking forward to his role on the Board of Directors, expanding his involvement with the Schuylkill River Greenways’ ongoing support of the Schuylkill Trail, River, and Heritage Area.

James Koury, Board Member

Facilities Manager for various Properties in the Heritage Area

Jamey’s connection with the SRG goes back to his childhood. His first Sojourn was at age 10 when he paired with his father, former Board President Jack Koury, in a canoe which capsized at the Chutes.  He continued paddling through his ‘scout years’, attended Hill School, graduated from Muhlenberg College with a double major in History and German Studies; while at Muhlenberg he served as an intern aide to former US Representative Charlie Dent.  After graduation he returned to the Pottstown area and became a frequent fitness and recreation bike rider, regularly doing the round trip on the SRT from Pottstown to Birdsboro.  Jamey currently works as the Facilities Manager for the Koury family’s properties.  He lives with his partner Gabrielle in one of the Charlie Marshall properties of Laurel Locks Farms in northern Chester County.  Both he and Gabrielle have a very strong interest in the early industrial history of the area and have participated in a number of canal-related endeavors and historical workshops.  Jamey is an active historical re-enactor, primarily at Revolutionary War events.

Kristie Otto, Board Member

Workplace Experience Coordinator for Cushman & Wakefield

Kristie has worked with the Serving the Schuylkill committee for the past several years and with the Serving the Schuylkill’s silent auction sub-committee as well.  In addition, she joined this year as a ‘citizen rep.’ on the Sojourn planning committee.   Kristie lives in Mont Clare and works as a facilities management subcontractor for Vanguard in Malvern (Chester County).   Her background and degree are in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Temple U., and she has worked at the Franklin Institute and then as Director of Sales for the Holiday Inn Express in King of Prussia.  Kristie comes from a running background having run several 1/2 marathons and is currently in training for the Phila. Marathon in November.  She has been a very active presence within the Valley Forge Park Alliance (formerly known as the ‘Friends of V.F. Park’), and got introduced to the SRG through our former Board member and NPS representative Barb Pollarine.

Barry Scatton, Board Member


Barry is an attorney who currently lives in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia.  He’s a runner and a bike rider and uses the SRT quite frequently.  He grew up in Bedford, PA, and soon after graduating from high school became a tour manager for a punk rock band which toured the US and Europe. Realizing that lifestyle couldn’t continue indefinitely, he left the band and enrolled at Temple University where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.  He then worked for several political campaigns in Philadelphia before attending law school at Drexel University.  Upon earning his law degree he clerked for Judge Kenneth Powell.  He subsequently practiced as a defense attorney for several years but decided he would rather do plaintiff work because it enabled him to advocate for individual people.  He currently practices with Morgan & Morgan doing personal injury law.


Ira Walton, Board Member

Environmental Compliance and Efficiency Director, United Environmental Services

A resident of Orwigsburg, Ira works as the Environmental Compliance and Efficiency Director at United Environmental Services, in Schuylkill Haven. He does Health and Safety monitoring/compliance and also has expertise in marketing. Ira represents United Environmental on the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce and has worked with Bill Reichert and Schuylkill Headwaters on a project. He currently serves on the Schuylkill County Schuylkill River Trail planning group and is an SRT trail user and paddler (canoe) on the Schuylkill River. Ira’s a singer and songwriter ‘on the side’ and is interested in the arts and heritage of the region.

Marc Cammarata, PE, Board Member

Deputy Water Commissioner, Planning & Environmental Services – Philadelphia Water Department

 Marc joined the Board in June of 2022.  He is excited to support Schuylkill River Greenways in its efforts to connect our communities with the Schuylkill watershed’s land, trails, waterfront, and rivers and streams through education, recreation, restoration, and stewardship opportunities.

Marc has been a member of the City of Philadelphia Water Department since 1998 and has spent his career specializing in water resources engineering and environmental planning.  His current responsibilities include the integration, direction and management of the Department’s planning initiatives and environmental programs focused on wet weather compliance, source water protection, green stormwater infrastructure implementation, facility and linear asset renewal and replacement, ecological restoration, laboratory services, energy, and climate mitigation and adaptation.  Marc received his Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering – Water Resources from Drexel University.  He, his family, and dogs reside in Philadelphia, enjoying all the outdoors has to offer, particularly along the Schuylkill River and Trail.

Michael Krumholz, Board Member 

President, CFG Horizons 

Michael Krumholz is a native and long-time resident of the Reading area of Berks County.  He and his family spent seven years in Fresno, CA but returned to this area to be close to family. During his youth his parents were close friends with the current Board member David Thun, and Mike’s sister was a classmate of former SRG Board member Rodger Krauss.  

Mike is a former runner and a long-time road biker and has been taking bike vacations in different countries as a way to experience different cultures.   Mike is the president of CFG Horizons, a financial investment company in the Reading area, and thanks to the wonders of IT serves as a partner and advisor in Prudeo Partners, an investment advisory business based in South Carolina, with clients in the Southeast, Middle Atlantic states, and New England.  He has four kids in four corners of the country and enjoys spending time with them.  Mike has served as a board member with the South Mountain YMCA Camp, the Reading Symphony, and the Jewish Federation.  

Amy Ruhe, Board Liaison

Program Manager, National Park Service

As the Resource Program Manager, Amy oversees a diverse team of resource specialists that include an archaeologist, museum curator, historian, ecologist, and natural resource specialist, who work to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources at two National Parks; Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Amy started in the Park Service as a biological science technician, and has worked as a biologist and natural resource manager prior to her current position. She is actively involved with the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership to protect the Valley Creek Watershed, an EV natural trout stream that flows through Valley Forge NHP to its confluence with the Schuylkill River. She also represents the National Park Service as a trustee for a grant fund for restoration projects in Valley Creek.

Before working at the National Park Service, Amy worked in various positions in the private sector including as a naturalist, river guide, wildlife menagerie manager, and Environmental Scientist. She has a BS in Environmental Science from Muhlenberg College and an MS in Biology from East Stroudsburg University. She has paddled the full length of the Schuylkill River as part of the Sojourn and is interested in building upon the existing Schuylkill River and trail connections within the national parks.

Drew Gilchrist, Board Liaison

Regional Advisor, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

As Regional Advisor, Drew provides grant outreach and technical assistance services to assist communities, non-profits organizations, and citizens with recreation, conservation and natural resource related projects and management issues. Prior to working for DCNR, Drew worked for 25 years with Natural Lands Trust. There he worked in various capacities including Preserve Manager, Assistant Director for Stewardship, Regional Director of Land Protection and Director for the Center of Conservation Landowners. Drew holds a BS in Geography from Penn State University and lives in Schwenksville, Montgomery County PA.

“Throughout my life, my happiest times have been spent idling, playing and working outside. It has shaped what I studied in school, where I live and spend my free time and what I do for a living. As an ex-officio member of the board, I am honored to be able to provide guidance to the organization and its mission to connect people to the natural resources of the Schuylkill River and our collective cultural and historical roots.”