Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has brought on David Queeley as their new Vice-President of Outdoor Engagement. In this role Queeley will be responsible for leading AMC's efforts to get 500,000 kids outdoors over the next decade as part of AMC's Vision 2020 strategy. Queeley will oversee the club's outdoor engagement programs, which ranges from the Youth Opportunities Program for urban, at risk youth, to guided backcountry Teen Wilderness Adventures and also youth and family programming. In sum, AMC programs reach 40,000 youth in the Northeastern U.S. every year, Queeley will work to increase this participation with new efforts in local community partnerships and diversifying youth and family participation.Queeley had previously worked for four years are the Director of The Trust for Public Land's Parks for People New England Program. He was also a consultant to The Funder's Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. These endeavors and this newest appointment keep him close to his roots in Massachusetts.
He currently lives in Jamaica Plain, MA and received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University with a secondary focus on Environmental Science. Queeley himself is an avid outdoorsperson who enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, surfing, and fly fishing.