Big City Mountaineers (BCM) welcomed David Taus as executive director of the organization.

Taus joins BCM as a life-long youth mentor as a teen to Boston high school science educator, camp counselor, youth program facilitator, and outdoor educator/naturalist serving students from marginalized communities. Taus transitioned into senior and executive roles in education and youth-focused nonprofit organizations.

“We are thrilled to be stewarding Big City Mountaineers into an exciting new chapter of its existence,” said Taus. “We are emerging from 2021 and entering 2022 in a place of organizational strength. Our updated approach to programming will more effectively serve the youth who participate in BCM trips, and our reinvigorated development function experienced amazing success at the end of 2021 and is sure to do similar in the future. Overall, BCM is building a strong strategic and operational foundation that will enable meaningful work to continue well into the future.”

BCM is a national nonprofit organization and provider of outdoor and backcountry experiences for youth from marginalized communities.