The AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee is comprised of volunteers who share your passion for hiking and the mountains. There are nine people on the committee:
Eric L. Savage, Chair & Corresponding Secretary
Keith D. D'Alessandro, Vice Chair
Deane H. Morrison III, Treasurer
Steven D. Smith
June A. Rogier
John J. Gutowski Jr.
Photograph: Mike Dickerman
The FTFC Committee: Back row, left to right: Gregory Ortiz, Jean-Sebastien Roux, Deane Morrison, Eric Savage, John Gutowski, Keith D’Alessandro. Front row left to right: June Rogier, Steve Smith, Summerset Banks, and Gary Tompkins.
If you have a specific question or comments about the Club, please contact our corresponding secretary via mail or email per below:
Eric L. Savage
Eric serves as the Committee Chair and Corresponding Secretary. Each year Eric reads hundreds of applications and essays--every single one--submitted to the Four Thousand Footer Club. Eric is also past Chair of the AMC NH Chapter.
Keith D. D'Alessandro
Keith has been a member of the Committee for five years. His list completions include the WM4K, NH100 Highest, NH3000 Footers, NH200 Highest,and other NE hiking lists. Keith and his wife Julie are the trail adopters of the east side of the UNH Trail. Keith also maintains the NE100 route information packet.
Deane H. Morrison III
Deane holds the distinction of being the longest serving member on the 4k Committee, having served for over 20 years. Deane has served as Treasurer since 2006. Over the years Deane has amassed an impressive list of peaks, long distance trails, major mountaineering climbs and rock climbing expeditions. He has completed the WM4K, NE4K, NE100, NE111, both in all season and in winter. And the Catskill 3500 in all-season. He was part of the second group of people to complete the NE3K in all-season and was the first person to do the NH3K and VT3Ks in winter. More…
AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee
PO Box 444
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833-0444
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Steven D. Smith, Recording Secretary ~ Steve, along with Mike Dickerman, is co-editor of the "AMC White Mountain Guide" and co-author of "The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains." Steve is the owner and proprietor of The Mountain Wanderer Map and Book Store in Lincoln, New Hampshire. He is a trail adopter with the WMNF and a volunteer with Pemi Valley Search & Rescue. Steve has completed the WM4K, WMW4K, NE4K, and NE100H, and, he has "red-lined" (hiked) all the trails (approximately 1,430 miles) in the White Mountain Guide. Steve joined the Committee in the early 1990s.
June A. Rogier, Webmaster ~ June joined the AMC right out of college and continues as a member some 30 years later. She completed the AMC five-day leadership school in 1985 and went on to lead week-long trips for teens as part of the NH 4-H trip camp program. Her hiking pursuits have taken her all over the country, and in Canada from Newfoundland to the Canadian Rockies. She has completed the WM4K, WMW4K, NE4K, NE100 Highest, 52WAV, Y100, NH100 Highest and the NH GRID (a.k.a. 576 or 48X12). Botany and White Mountain history are her hobbies, pursued while on and off the trail. June, along with her husband John Gutowski, is trail adopter of the Cedar Brook Trail.
John J. Gutowski Jr., Certificates, Photographer~ John began hiking in the White Mountains in 1974 and never stopped. His hiking adventures have taken him across the United States and Canada. He has been a member of the AMC for over 30 years. John has completed the WM4Ks and has finished 30 complete rounds with over 1,600 WM4k summits. Also, WMW4Ks with multiple rounds including two, single-season Winter 48, NE4K, NE100 Highest, 52WAV, Y100, Trailwrights 72, NH100 Highest, NH3000 Footers, NH200 Highest, NH GRID twice (a.k.a. 576 or 48X12), NH4K a Day (Calendar Days) and the NHProm100. John has also "red-lined" (hiked) all the trails (approximately 1,430 miles) in the White Mountain Guide. John is an avid White Mountain history buff and collector. John, along with his wife June Rogier, is trail adopter of the Cedar Brook Trail.
Gary Tompkins, Registrar, Photographer ~Gary has been a member of the AMC for over 20 years. He has hiked various trails and peaks in Big Bend, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Parks; completed NH48 in 2005; completed NE4K in 2007; completed WinterNH48 in 2010, completed NH GRID (a.k.a. 576 or 48X12) in 2013. Leader of biannual Trail Maintenance Workshops in Skinner State Park and Mount Holyoke Range State Park for The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range 1999-2004. USFS, Pemigewasset District, Trail Adopter (Bondcliff Trail, Franconia Brook to Camp 16) since 2012.
Summerset Banks, Program Coordinator ~ Summerset has been hiking since 1996 with Mt. Washington as her first 4K. She has completed the WM4K, WMW4K, NE4K in addition to hiking the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail, plus various trails in the Sierra and Yosemite, Zion, and Bryce National Parks. She is currently working on the NE100, the NHGRID, and might get them finished if she wasn’t planning to hike more long distance trails in the next few years, too!
Jean-Sebastien Roux, Database Management ~ Jean-Sébastien discovered the pleasure of hiking at age 16 in Quebec, Canada and completed his first AMC list the year he discovered its existence. He progressed from one official list to the other until he had completed them all, and then some more. His lists completion includes the Trailwrights 72, NE100 Highest, Northeast 111 and Catskill 3500. He has also completed the NH3000 Footers and ADK100 Highest and hopes to complete all Northeastern 3000 Footers within this decade. Outside the Northeast, Jean has hiked extensively in the Canadian Rockies, did the Royal Traverse of Mont Blanc in France and is almost done with the Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points.
Gregory Ortiz, Product Procurement ~ Greg is one of the new members in 2016. He has hiked in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Texas and Colorado. He has finished the WM4K, NH100 Highest, NH200 Highest, and NH300 Highest and continues to work on the NE4K, NE100 Highest, WMW4K and various other lists. He also is chipping away at the Colorado 14ers. One day he will get into New York to work on those various lists…
Gene Daniell III, Archivist
Mike Dickerman, Northeast 111 Club Secretary