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The Committee of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club is comprised of volunteers who share your passion for hiking and the mountains. There are ten people on the Committee:

Keith D. D'Alessandro, Chair
Brian Miville, Current Vice Chair
Deane H. Morrison III, Treasurer & NE111 Corresponding Secretary
Eric L. Savage, Corresponding Secretary
Steven D. Smith, Recording Secretary & Public Relations

Gary Tompkins, Dinner Coordinator
Jean-Sébastien Roux, Webmaster
Michelle Bourget, Social Media
Joanna Brown
Corey Perkins

Photograph: Gary Tompkins

The AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee:  Back row, left to right: Corey Perkins, Steve Smith, Brian Miville, Joanna Brown, Eric Savage and Jean-Sébastien Roux. Front row, left to right: Gary Tompkins, Summerset Banks (former), Jen Keene (former), Michelle Bourget and Keith D’Alessandro. Missing: Deane Morrison.

If you have a specific question or comments for the Committee about the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, please contact our Corresponding Secretary via email or postal mail per below:

Keith D. D'Alessandro

Keith serves as the Committee Chair and has been a member for 15 years. His list completions include the WM4K, NH100, NH3K, NH200,and other New England hiking lists. Keith and his wife Julie are WMNF trail adopters of the east side of the UNH Trail. Keith also maintains the NE100 route information packet.

Brian Miville

Brian has completed the WM4K, WM4KW, VT4K, NH100, NH3K, NH200, NH300, YALP100, 52WAV, and the NH Firetower list. Currently, he's whittling away at the NE4K, WMNF redlining (he is currently about 3/4 done), ADK46, and the Catskill 3500. A former trail adopter with the AMC, he spent six years as a maintainer for the Wildcat Ridge Trail from Glen Ellis to Wildcat D. A longtime steering committee member for Flags On The 48, he has hiked numerous peaks in all New England states. He joined the Committee in 2018.

Deane H. Morrison III

Deane holds the distinction of being the longest serving member on the Four Thousand Footer Committee, having served for more than 35 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 finished in both all-season and winter the WM4K, NE4K, NE100, and NE111 lists. He has also completed 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 VT3K in winter.  More…

Eric L. Savage

Eric serves as the Corresponding Secretary. In this role he reads hundreds of applications and essays - every single one - submitted each year to the Four Thousand Footer Club. Eric is also past Chair of the AMC NH Chapter.

AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee
PO Box 444
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833-0444

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Steven D. Smith ~ Steve is co-editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide and is co-author (with former Committee member Mike Dickerman) 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 (Kettles Path in Waterville Valley) and oversees maintenance on Passaconaway Cutoff, the Committee’s adopted trail. Steve has completed the WM4K, WMW4K, NE4K, NE100, and 52WAV, and has also red-lined all the trails (approximately 1,430 miles) in the White Mountain Guide. He has climbed the 35 Catskill 3500 peaks all-season and needs only the 4 required winter peaks to complete that list, and has climbed 27 of the ADK 46. Steve joined the Committee in the early 1990s.

Gary Tompkins ~ Gary has been a member of the AMC for more than 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. Gary completed the WM4K in 2005, the NE4K in 2007, the WM4KW in 2010, the NH GRID (a.k.a. 576 or 48x12) in 2013, and the Four Season 4000 Footer award in 2015. He helped lead biannual Trail Maintenance Workshops in Skinner State Park and Mount Holyoke Range State Park for The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range from 1999 to 2004. Since 2012, he has been a WMNF trail adopter for the portion of the Bondcliff Trail from Franconia Brook to Camp 16.

Jean-Sébastien Roux ~ 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. His list completions include the Trailwrights 72, NE100, NE111, NH3K, ADK100 and the Catskills 100 Highest. He hopes to complete the Northeastern 3000 Footers within this decade. Outside the Northeast, Jean has hiked extensively in the Canadian Rockies; he has also completed the Royal Traverse of Mont Blanc in France, and is close to finishing the list of Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points.

Michelle Bourget ~ Michelle has been on the committee since May of 2021. She completed the WM4K in August of 2020, after discovering the list less than a year prior and is currently working on completing the NE4K. She is a member of the AMC, the Access Fund, and the Western Massachusetts Climbers' Coalition, and has completed 6 full-distance marathons and a 50K ultramarathon. She has climbed and hiked in California, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, and all of New England. She lives in Massachusetts, and enjoys all of her spare time being outdoors, whether that's hiking, climbing, running, gardening, or paddle boarding.

Joanna Brown ~ Joanna began hiking the NH48 at age six and completed the list at age eleven. Her father, Bruce Brown, was a well-known peakbagging enthusiast and former committee member who completed all of the club lists available through the late 1980s. As time passed, Joanna realized she had few memories of her first round, so she completed the list a second time between 2002-2017. In the last few years, Joanna has nearly completed round three of the NH48 with her two teenage children. She has also begun another round with her youngest son. Once her children have completed the NH48, there will be three generations of finishers in her family. Joanna plans to complete the NE67, NEHH and the NE111 in the future. She passionately believes in setting goals at a young age, and that hiking is a great way to accomplish that. Joanna plans to focus on promoting the benefits both parents and children receive when families hike together.

Corey Perkins ~ Corey is a NH native who now resides in Winooski, VT. In addition to the AMC4k committee, he volunteers for the GMC doing trail maintenance and guided winter 4k hikes. He completed the NE67 in a calendar year and is wrapping up his NE115. He has thruhiked the LT, OCT, and TCT, and also holds several FKTs. On his mornings before work you can often find him hiking Camels Hump or doing the Mansfield loop. His days off are spent practicing yoga, trail running, and soaking his feet. Ramble on.

History of the Four Thousand Footer Committee

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