about us

board of directors

The Board of Directors are volunteers who devote a great deal of their time and energy to the organization. This includes organizing activities/social events, membership growth, finance, communications/social media, website development, trail maintenance, land conservation, outdoor directory, strategic planning and setting policies.

We are always interested in having more Sustaining Members join our Board of Directors. If you are a Sustaining Member, would like to ensure the continued success of our group and give back in some way, then consider joining our Board of Directors. We periodically have Zoom meetings along with regular email correspondence. If interested, Contact Us.

We have some open officer positions on our Board if you are interested:

  • Treasurer: is responsible for the Club’s financial affairs. The treasurer will be the holder of the checkbook, issue checks and make deposits including transferring funds electronically using PayPal. Will file taxes annually and provide reports of club’s financial conditions.
  • Communications Director: is responsible for sending out our e-newsletter Trail Mail twice a month and adding content, posting regularly on our Facebook/Instagram pages, and making arrangements with Webmaster to make club announcements on the website.
  • Webmaster Director: is responsible for maintaining and regularly updating the club’s website, trouble shoot issues such login issues, and be the liaison with our website host provider to make further improvements. Also will be responsible to work with interested parties to advertise on our website including placing advertising banners and collecting payment. Website coding a plus to make site changes without paying for it [we can train you.] Provide content to newsletter as needed.
  • Culture Director: is responsible for maintaining the Club’s membership records, soliciting new members, and promoting their integration into Club activities. Also responsible for mailing GO tags to sustaining members upon request. Provide content to newsletter as needed.
  • Land Conservation Director: is responsible for encouraging and helping members to get involved with protecting and preserving land for public use. Look into partnering with other groups. Examples encouraging members to volunteer serving on their town conservation commission, participating on local conservation projects and financially support conservation organizations. Provide content to newsletter as needed.
  • Gay Outdoor Directory Director: is responsible for with maintaining our Gay Outdoor Directory on our website and looking into partnering with other gay outdoorzy clubs, campgrounds, adventure travel companies, etc. to promote the greater gay outdoorzy community.

If interested, Contact Us.

Below are our Our Board of Directors/Officers:

Mike Boisvert - Founder/President/Adventure Director
Jon Normand - Trail Maintenance Director/Senior Guide
Thad DeFaux - Guide
Bob Groth - Guide
Rob Laverdure - Guide
Randy Dearborn - Consultant
Steve Lewis - Consultant
Hiking, backpacking, camping or vacation adventures, GayOutdoors [GO] has been the LGBTQ outdoorzy community leader for the last 22 years. We are an informal group of diverse hiking enthusiasts in the United States with a shared love of the mountains who prefer hiking with friends. We invite you to join us on our hikes, to post hikes for other members to join you and to share your hiking photos, stories and advice.

Become A Member

If you find it invigorating to hike along a mountain trail with friends not knowing what’s just around the corner, to get some fresh air, to stop and soak in the views on a summit, and to soak your feet in a mountain brook after a hike, give us a try!


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