Board of Directors

Louis F. Goodmon

Louis F. Goodmon

Louis helped found The Keep Climbing Project, Inc. and currently serves as the Executive Director.  He has extensive experience fundraising and organizing non-profit activities.  His duties include developing and arranging Project programs, meeting with potential vendors, contractors, and other service providers, coordinating and attending board meetings, and facilitating fund raising activities.

Prior to founding The Keep Climbing Project, Inc. Louis worked in a broad array of business sectors ranging from online sports social media to drug and alcohol treatment at various facilities in California — he even played professional soccer in Hamburg, Germany.

It is Louis’s goal to be of utmost service to others.  That desire coupled with his experience on various NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) courses worldwide and his deep respect for our Troops and their families has led him to co-found an organization dedicated to their children.

Louis earned degrees in Humanistic Studies at The Dominican University of California in San Rafael.  He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA with his wife and daughter.

Jeremy M. Broderick

broderick-bioJeremy is the co-founder of The Keep Climbing Project and currently serves as Treasurer as well as the organization’s Communications Director.  He brings extensive experience in finance and accounting leadership to The Keep Climbing Project. Working with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, Jeremy manages the operating budget, oversee all financial strategy, and assists in fundraising activities.

For over 10 years prior to joining The Keep Climbing Project, Jeremy founded and worked on the front lines assisting families with at risk youth and young adults to escape addictions and other crippling emotional setbacks at Windward Way Recovery.

Jeremy’s passion for his work draws from his own life experience. In 2009, his father was killed suddenly in an auto accident. To help overcome the grief and loss, Jeremy discovered mountaineering and outdoor activities. That experience, in combination with an immense amount of respect and appreciation for each and every member of the armed forces, led Jeremy to pursue this cause with excitement and honor.

Jeremy studied business management at California State University of Fullerton and is also a Licensed Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CDAC). Originally from Alpena, Michigan, Jeremy spent many years in eastern North Carolina and now lives in Costa Mesa, California with his beautiful daughter Heidi.

Adam Hurley

Adam Hurley

Adam joins The Keep Climbing Project with military, finance and non-profit experience.   Adam will assist with military family outreach and strategy.  He currently works as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Houston, Texas.

Adam served eight years in the US Army as an infantry and Special Forces officer before attending graduate school.  He deployed multiple times and is passionate about helping military families.  His strong connections to the Special Operations community will prove invaluable.  Before joining the team, he also served as a Director at Music Over Mind, a North Carolina-based non-profit.

Adam earned his BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Duke University.  He is from Raleigh, North Carolina and now lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and daughter.

Tiare Brock

brockTiare Brock is a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the field of Trauma and Addiction. She earned her BA from Chapman University and went on to complete her MS in Counseling from the California State University of Fullerton. Tiare has spent over 13 years working directly with victims of violent crimes, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and homicide. Tiare worked with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for 12 years in the felony sex crime unit as a victim advocate. She served for two years as a primary responder for Orange County’s Child Abduction Response Team.

Tiare is currently a member of Orange County’s SAFE Team (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) which is a part of the Orange County Cyber Crime Task Force. The SAFE team is comprised of local law enforcement agencies, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The United States Attorney’s office, The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement , The Postal Inspection Service and The Orange County District Attorney’s office. Tiare  provides specialized trauma therapy to victims who are identified as part of the Child Exploitation Task Force cases. She is also an active Crisis Response Team member for the local Victims Assistance Program responding to crime related events providing first responder debriefing, psychological first aid, and death notification.

Tiare works in a private practice in Newport Beach as well as facilitates group and individual therapy for several residential treatment facilities in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa area. She is dedicated to helping children and young adults overcome traumatic events  in life. Tiare lives in south Orange County and enjoys traveling, and outdoor activities with her husband, son, and daughter.

Christopher M. Scribner

Christopher M. Scribner

Chris Scribner recently joined Teach For America and accepted a job as a 9th Grade World History teacher and wrestling coach at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Alabama.

He spent two years working as a press aide for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer after graduating from Georgetown University. At Georgetown, Chris was a rower on the Varsity Lightweight team, a coordinator of New Student Orientation, and a writing tutor.

Although Chris grew up in Manhattan, he has developed a fondness for alpine mountaineering. In May of 2013, Chris reached the peak of Denali, and earlier that year he ascended Kilimanjaro for the second time.

 

Walker Gorham

Walker Gorham

Walker Gorham served four combat deployments in support of Operations Iraqi / Enduring Freedom, deploying in support of a Joint Special Operations Task Force as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Ground Force Commander.

While assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, Walker served as Ground Force Commander and Joint Strike Force Platoon Leader, leading teams comprised of Army and Navy special operations personnel. Prior to his service in the 75th Ranger Regiment, Walker served a Recon Platoon Leader with the 82nd Airborne Division, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

At The Keep Climbing Project Walker will serve on the Board of Directors.  He is a high-level strategist and great conduit between the organization and the Special Forces community.

Walker currently works with Eastdil Secured, Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Investment Banking platform in New York, and serves on the board of advisors for the 75th Ranger Regiment’s ‘Lead the Way Fund’. Walker is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Steve Sutorious

Steve Sutorious

Steve brings almost 20 years experience in the outdoor industry to The Keep Climbing Project and will act as a conduit between the organization and the outdoor community.

For 10 years Steve spent 100 days per year leading 16, 18 and 21-day wilderness trips for youth at risk programs in Montana, Wyoming and Washington.  Leading young men into some of the most remote wilderness in the Western U.S, Steve got to witness first hand the power that a wilderness experience could have in a young person’s life.  Steve brings a decades worth of logistics, program planning and risk management to The Keep Climbing Project.

Since 2003, Steve has been the President of Wildernest Inc, a small Northwest based outfitter based in Bainbridge Island, Wa. Since taking over this failing outdoor consignment store in 2003 Steve (and his wife Kerry) have grown Wildernest 100 fold in sales and continue to contribute to the outdoor educational community both locally and nationally.  In the Summer of 2013 Wildernest started a NOLS scholarship with the hopes of selecting the inaugural recipient in the spring of 2014 for a 21 day Pacific Northwest Backpacking course.

Steve resides in Bainbridge Island Washington with his wife Kerry.  They enjoy hiking, skiing and travel.  Steve also carries a single digit handicap on the golf course but doesn’t like to tell anyone.  They are also active in their church where Steve serves as a deacon.

Corey Gannon

gannonCorey Gannon serves as a liaison between the Keep Climbing Project and the Marine Corps. He served three deployments to Iraq with the Marines, comprising two years of combat, security, and humanitarian operations.

Corey currently works for Raymond James and has previously held positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and RAND Corporation. While in the Marines, he served as an infantryman, a squad leader in a Maritime Special Purpose Force, and later as a member of a scout-sniper platoon.

Corey earned his BA from the University of South Florida and his MA from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He currently lives in southwest Florida.