Deidra N. Goodwin

Position: Next Generation Advisory Council Member

Deidra is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Recreation and Sport Administration at Western Kentucky University where she serves as the Challenge Course Graduate Assistant. Prior to moving for school, Deidra fell in love with the trail community while volunteering at the ATC Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Dedicated to the environment, Deidra is a two-time alum of the Student Conservation Association and has served on the ATC’s MidAtlantic Trail Crew. Participating in the 2016 Grand Teton National Park Service Academy sparked Deidra’s interest in truly creating an outdoors for all. Facilitation and adventure education have taught Deidra that the outdoors is an infinite zone for learning, healing, and personal growth.  As such, she believes that it is of the utmost importance to conservation of these spaces, that everyone is able to form their own connection with a space. While she is no longer in close physical proximity to the trail, she is excited to still be able to connect with the community and beyond by serving as a Next Gen Council member.