Ken Baker, Member at Large ( 1st year of a two-year term – term limits at end of 2019 )
Ken first came to Colorado in 1963 with an older-youth group and one of the first places they camped was Vallecito. He was immediately hooked on the mountains and came back every year thereafter to camp and backpack. Ken and his wife Debra purchased a fixer-upper in 1999 and moved here full time 4 years ago; retiring after 42 years in the finance business. They still enjoy camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing and look forward to getting back to Chicago Basin and the trails as WIS volunteers. Ken has served on many Boards in the past but is most proud of being a co-founder of the only Guide Dog school for the blind in Texas and the Heart for Guyana non-profit organization. Heart for Guyana assists several orphanages, an Amerindian village and the Phoenix home for men and women in recovery in South America. He joined SJMA many years ago as a way to “give back” for all the pleasure he has gotten in using the trails for the last 53 years.