Our Board of Directors

Gene Hunt - Board President

Gene and his wife Chrissy moved to Northern Nevada in 2016, having been born and raised in Southern California. Gene's love of the outdoors started with camping and fishing trips with his Grandfather. That love of the outdoors led Gene to share his experiences with his children, and expanded to off road racing and riding all over California and Nevada.
After 30+ years in business, spanning Aerospace and Corporate Real Estate Services, Gene and his wife moved to Winnemucca in search of a rural lifestyle. One that would allow quick and easy access to nature, along with the trails and areas that would give them the opportunity to lead the lifestyle they desired.
Finding a home in Paradise Ranchos, they enjoy horseback riding, off road trails, and raising their horses, goats and chickens on a ranch surrounded by beautiful mountains, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
After participating in NOS events, Gene and his wife found the staff and volunteers friendly and engaging, with a passion to share the NOS philosophy.
Gene has joined NOS to help youth and adult alike, in getting the various benefits and enjoyment that the outdoors, and the NOS programs have to offer.

Brett Worsham - Secretary
Retired Contractor

Brett Worsham is an experienced building contractor with a passion for gardening and hiking. He is also a produced playwright and experienced actor.


D'ette Mawson
Education Coordinator- Northeastern Nevada Museum

Born in Elko, NV, D’ette is a native Nevadan that knows right where home is.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and attended Utah State University.  She is an Aggie who loved hiking Logan Canyon and swimming in Bear Lake in the summers.   Growing up, D’ette looked forward to the two weeks she got to spend at camp, whether for Girl Scouts or Church, it was her favorite part of Summer.  She has served as a Girl Scout leader and currently works with her church’s youth group.  Today D’ette works for the Northeastern Nevada Museum.  She is also on the board of directors for the Nevada Museums Association.  She has an immense love for the natural beauty and history of the Silver State.  D’ette is very excited for the opportunity to work with the NOS Board of Directors and Staff. 



Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.

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Winnemucca Office:
655 Anderson Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-5656

Elko Office:
2363 N. 5th Street, Unit 102
Elko, NV 89801
(775)  777-0814