Ginna Kelly

Virginia “Ginna” Kelly
Founder &
Executive Director
San Diego, California

Ginna started C4C to inspire others to climb and hike for a good cause!  Ginna is formerly the Vice President and Attorney for the renewable energy non-profit AREI, Inc in Aspen, Colorado and was profiled as an “Eco Rock Star” in Origin Magazine.  Masters, Yale; Juris Doctor, William & Mary Law School, B.A. & B.S., Virginia Tech. Read more...

Notable Expeditions:

  • 1 Summit – Mt. Elbrus, Russia (July 2018)
  • 1 Summit – Mt. Rainier, USA (2017)
  • 1 Summit – Antisana, Ecuador (2017)
  • 3 Summits – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (2012, 2016, 2017)
  • 1 Summit – Aconcagua, Argentina (2016)
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp, Nepal (2016)
  • 3 expeditions – Mont Blanc Circuit Trek, France, Switzerland, Italy (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 1 expedition – Tocllaraju, Peru (2016)
  • 1 Summit – Cayambe, Ecuador (2015)
  • 1 Summit – Ishinca, Peru (2015)
  • 1 Summit – Vallajunaraju, Peru (2015)
  • 1 expedition – Yanapaccha, Peru (2015)
  • 2 Summits – Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA (2015)
  • 1 Summit – Chimborazo, Ecuador (2015)
  • 1 Summit – Gran Paradiso, Italy (2014)
  • 1 expedition – Mont Blanc, France (2014)
  • 1 Summit – Pisco, Peru (2013)
  • 1 expedition – Cotopaxi, Ecuador (2013)

April Kelly, Wildlife Conservationist

April Kelly
Wildlife Conservationist &
Climb Leader
New York, New York

April is a Wildlife Conservationist and International flight attendant located in New York City, NY.  She successfully led our 2017 Ecuador Trip and 2018 Costa Rica Trip.  She is also leading our premier Brazil Jaguar Trek in partnership with Panthera this September 2018. Read more...

April has worked with large mammals in remote jungles, deserts, oceans and savannas all over the world. She has a Master’s degree in Zoology/Wildlife and Environmental Conservation from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She did her graduate field course work in Belize, Borneo and Namibia, working with manatees, primates and cheetahs. Her passion is in preserving and protecting endangered species. She participated in the 2016 Kilimanjaro climb.

Kait Schappert

Kait Schappert
Climb Leader
Aspen, Colorado

Kait is a Climb Leader and lives in Aspen, Colorado. Kait was our 2014 Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Leader and was able to successfully lead 10 people to the summit with Tusker Trails and raise over $10,000 for the Mokamazi Rhino Sanctuary. Kait is also leading our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Colorado “14er” Climb for Rhinos. Kait has a Bachelors from the University of Connecticut and loves to ski, hike and travel the world.

Jaclyn Leo

Jaclyn Leo
Climb Leader
Charlotte, North Carolina

Jaclyn made the conscious decision a few years ago to take more meaningful trips; lazy beach vacations were wonderful but the memories started to run together. She finally made good on her years of “I’ll go next time!” to college friend Ginna Kelly and signed up for the Inca Trail in 2016. She hasn’t looked back (partly because there’s usually no one behind her on the trails!) and is always looking forward to her next adventure. Read more...

Jaclyn enjoys the mental and physical challenge of hiking, literally and figuratively taking it one step at a time. Hiking also allows her to truly appreciate her surroundings and be a steward of conservation, striving to leave it better than she found it.

Jaclyn lives in Charlotte, NC, with her two shih tzus, Regina George and Derek Jeter, and works in the financial services industry. In addition to hiking, she enjoys Virginia Tech football, volunteering, spending time with her family in VA and NY, visiting friends all over the country, and checking things off her bucket list.

Libby Price

Libby Price
Denver, Colorado

Libby has joined C4C on many climbs including Mt. Rainier, Mont Blanc, and the Ecuador Volcanoes! As an experienced mountaineer, Libby offers her advice and consultation to create programs for C4C. An integral member of the team, Libby brings her vivacious energy and positive attitude and inspires women to pursue their dreams. Libby lives in Denver with her husband and sons, and is a passionate nurse helping those in need.

Brooke Kelly Milligan

Brooke Kelly Milligan
Advisor & Coastal Scientist
Wilmington, North Carolina

Brooke is a Coastal Scientist and Director of Conservation of the Bald Head Island Conservancy located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Brooke enjoys advising C4C on important conservation issues. Brooke has a Masters in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University. Read more...

Brooke was an intern at the Mote Marine Laboratory – Sarasota, Dolphin Research Program, studying the behavior of bottlenose dolphins in the Sarasota Bay. Brooke also participated in Duke University’s Marine Program in Beaufort, North Carolina, studying marine mammals.

Board of Directors:

Ginna Kelly, Esq.
Thomas B. Kelly, Esq. 

Advisory Board Members:

Dr. Justin Milligan, M.D. – Surgeon
E.J. Christensen, MBA –  Inventor
Luis Benitez – Mountaineer, Everest Guide, Speaker
Chip Comins – CEO, Aspen AREI, Inc.
Garrett Madison – Owner – Madison Mountaineering, Mt. Everest Guide
Libby Price – Mountaineer and Nurse

VOLUNTEER:  We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with administrative work, conservation research, and grant applications.  If you’d like to volunteer and be part of our team, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We would love any help you may be able to give us!!!

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