Donna Kurtz takes advantage of every opportunity for outdoor pursuits with her husband, fellow Sierra Club leader Paul Minkus. Although Donna's career in business development and as an elected public official keeps her busy, she still finds time to bike, run, swim, and hike as much as possible. Her commitment to protecting the environment began in 1975 when she went on her first backpacking trip. Since 2002 she has led backpacking, cycling, X-C skiing, and archaeology-based trips for the Sierra Club. Donna is certified in wilderness first aid and is passionate about history and archaeology.