Senior Director

Myla Marks

At Tawonga, Myla oversees all wilderness programs including backpacking and day hiking, camping, teen adventure Quests, Teva naturalist and interpretation programs, high and low-ropes challenge course, farm and garden program, transportation, and is the senior health and safety officer on the year-round staff. Myla brings to Tawonga nearly two decades of experience in environmental education and nonprofit leadership. She was a Tawonga camper and spent seven formative summers at Camp as a counselor, wilderness leader and wilderness supervisor. Prior to returning to Tawonga in her current role, Myla was the Director of Training at Playworks, a national youth development nonprofit. She also worked with Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors and guided youth on outdoor trips across the country. Myla earned her B.A. in environmental studies from Vassar College and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon. She loves walking in Oakland’s redwood forests with her husband and fellow Tawongan, Wes, and their daughters Ariela and Nava as well as swimming in beautiful places with friends.