Matt McClain

Executive Director

 Matt McClain brings nearly twenty years of executive non-profit experience to Mammoth Lakes Recreation.  Matt spent over a decade as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Surfrider Foundation, where he built a robust cause partnership program which generated nearly $1M in incremental revenue for the organization annually, while also helping to architect and lead several of the Foundation’s flagship event and environmental campaigns, including International Surfing Day, Save Trestles, and the “Not The Answer” offshore drilling campaign.  Matt also served over five years with Protect Our Winters, initially one of the founding board members, and then Chairman, before subsequently assuming duties as the Vice President of Operations and Development for the organization. Most recently, Matt was the Director of Marketing and Communication for the Catalina Island Conservancy, where he assisted in efforts to fund and build The Trailhead Visitors Center, and the“Trekking Catalina” hiking trail expansion campaign.

Matt is also spent nearly a decade leading sales and marketing efforts for two of the nation’s most prestigious mountain resorts – Mammoth Mountain and the Telluride Ski & Golf Company.

760-660-4948 ext. 101



Emily Woods

Program Administrator

A Bay Area native, Emily comes with a background in outdoor recreation and maker-spaces. While attending UC Santa Cruz for Environmental Studies, Emily was a volunteer backpacking instructor for UCSC’s Wilderness Orientation program which led her to the world of gear-heads. Beginning in 2011, Emily worked in sales for REI which developed into an outreach role where she led many camping and hiking classes, volunteer trail clean-up days, and local in-store events over the course of four and a half years.

Emily’s love for customer interactions and connectivity led to her role as Senior Member Ambassador for the maker-space, TechShop Inc. in San Francisco. She worked to build relationships between makers and TechShop, providing them with the support and guidance to ensure their ability to develop, build and prototype their ideas. In 2016, Emily transitioned into TechShop’s education department, where she led a team of 30 instructors to provide over 300+ classes and workshops at TechShop San Francisco. Emily has also worked as a social media and PR contractor for a large women’s entrepreneurial conference in San Francisco and continues to broaden her digital marketing experiences on the ground through MLR.

She strongly believes in building and enhancing sustainable communities that are centered upon their local recreations. In her spare time, Emily volunteers for Mono County Search and Rescue and as a weekend warrior, one can find her climbing, hiking, skiing or paddling all over the Sierra Nevada.

760-660-4948 ext. 102

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