Shalin Desai

Position: Vice President of Advancement

Hailing from Hudson, Massachusetts, Shalin spent most of his weekends growing up hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail in New England. Prior to joining ATC, Shalin completed thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Long Trail, and Oregon Coast Trail. Currently, he lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Shalin has over 10 years combined experience in sales, marketing, communications, and operations. He previously worked as an operations consultant at McMaster-Carr and a regional market manager at Jetsetter/TripAdvisor specializing in the Latin American hotel market. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2005 and served on the university's alumni board until 2017. He also served on the ATC Board of Directors from 2017-2019 and was a member of the Communications, Membership & Development, Strategic Directions, and Nominating Committees.