Keith grew up in North Carolina and led expeditions for the North Carolina Outward Bound School and National Outdoor Leadership School before accepting a position with Adventure Outings in 2012 and moving to Chico. Keith became Program Director for CAVE in July of 2019.
Keith brought with him eight and a half years of transferrable skills and experience working in co-curricular student programs in the college setting – including six of those years as the current Program Coordinator of Adventure Outings. While with Adventure Outings, Keith has planned literally hundreds of events and programs, managed a large variety of resources, overseen and developed staff, found multiple ways to improve efficiency as well as increase safety.
Outside of his work with the Associated Students Keith is a volunteer member of the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team.
Keith holds a BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University and an MA in College Student Development from Appalachian State University.
Cathryn joined CAVE as Program Coordinator in January 2018 with a decade of experience working with youth and their families in community-based organizations in Philadelphia and San Francisco.
In Philadelphia, Cathryn got her Bachelors of Social Work from Temple University and worked with an arts and culture center called Norris Square Neighborhood Project. There she fell in love with community work as she helped to run the after-school program and summer camp and led a youth-led silk screening business called Prodigies.
Inspired by community-based education models, Cathryn went to graduate school for Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco, where she concentrated on Ethnic Studies. She then worked with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), a non-profit working with youth throughout the state on public health research, policy and campaigns. At YLI, she was the Youth Philanthropy Manager and led a youth to youth grant making program that annually gave out $60 to projects for social change in San Francisco.
Cathryn came to Chico in 2016 with her partner and her young son and is eager to work with CAVE connecting campus to community. She can also be seen around Chico with Pedal Press, a mobile silk screening community project she started with a friend.
STUDENT PROGRAM DIRECTORS:
Cumbia first started working with CAVE in Fall 2019 as a marketing intern. She fell in love with CAVE’s mission and work environment and decided to come back for more this semester. Cumbia is passionate about elevating and promoting businesses, organizations, programs, and people that may otherwise be forgotten. With three languages and experience living and traveling in eight countries, her morals and work often intertwine with helping those from other cultures and economic backgrounds feel represented and understood. When she isn’t ogling over social media moments, you can find Cumbia backpacking, reading a good book, or spending time with her big family.
Community Connection Program Director
Alexandra Wynter is a 5th year student, majoring in Cell Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She began as a volunteer at CAVE in 2015 during her freshman year. Since then she has been a group leader and a coordinator for Kid’s programs. Alexandra is CAVE’s Community Connections Director for the 2019-2020 academic year. She oversees the five community connection programs: Animal Connection, Senior Circle, Adopted Grandparent, Community Outreach Ambassadors, and Adopt-A-Park. She has a passion for women’s health and civic engagement. She hopes to form a nonprofit organization to educate and practice women’s health in her local community and in developing countries. Alexandra is excited to grow with CAVE and give back to the community!
Operations Program Director
Jordan is a 3rd-year student, majoring in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. He began working for CAVE as a Front Desk Assistant (FDA) back in Spring 19. Jordan has been with CAVE for five semesters now and is currently our Operations Director. He enjoys working out and two fun facts about him are that he is left-handed and a certified wildland firefighter!
Victoria is finishing her last year at Chico State with a major in Criminal Justice, a minor in Ethics, Justice, and Policy as well as earning a paralegal certificate. She started as a volunteer with CAVE in fall 2018 with Helping Hands with hopes of making Chico State a home away from home. She unexpectedly found opportunities for growth in CAVE and became a group leader in Spring 2021 for Classroom Aide and volunteered for 2 programs that semester. She then became the Coordinator of Community Outreach Ambassadors (COA) a program that gave her a lot of insight into those who are going unhoused and a system that is broken for many. Currently, Victoria is the Kids Program Director overseeing programs Tutorial and Excel. CAVE is a big reason why Victoria started to love Chico State and the community. When she isn’t focusing on CAVE she is working as a Resident Advisor through University Housing or playing tennis with friends.