Board Members

BOARD PRESIDENT: Brian Israel is an Environmental Partner at Arnold & Porter and previously served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Philosophy from New College of Florida and a Doctor of Law from New York University. In 1998, Brian was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his accomplishments in a Clean Air Act jury trial. Brian currently resides in Washington D.C.

BOARD MEMBER: Richard Daileader is a Managing Director at Ally Corporate Finance. Rich earned a BS in Business Administration from St. John’s University and a MBA from Fordham University, both located in New York City. He is an avid hiker who successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2009. Rich is currently a Board Member with North Carolina Outward Bound School and is involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a former Board Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Rich and his wife, Kate currently reside in Charlotte and Brevard, North Carolina.

BOARD MEMBER: Sean Gobin is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia. In 2015, Sean received the CNN Hero Award from Turner Broadcasting for creating the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” Program. Sean currently resides in Thornton, New Hampshire.