Board of Directors

Robert Stokich

Robert Stokich, President

Robert is the owner of LeaderQwest, a personal/professional development firm offering experiential leadership training and coaching. He has been involved in the personal development industry for over 15 years. Additionally, Robert has over 20 years experience in various organizational leadership roles ranging from general management to executive level positions. He loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking, winter sports and photography. When not working, Robert prefers to be in the great outdoors with his wife Lisa, friends, and of course his loyal blue eyed Aussie, Killian. Educationally, he attended LSU and UNR and has a BS in Business & Marketing. Additionally, Robert completed formal ICF sanctioned professional coach training, is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is dedicated to the Kaizen philosophy of constant and never ending improvement. Robert is excited to employ his expansive experience and skills in endeavors that make a difference in the world, especially when involving kids. Project Go is a perfect match for his passion!

Josh Fleish

Josh Fleisch

Josh is a UC Davis graduate who spends his weekdays in Oakland working for Wells Fargo Bank where he is involved in commercial real estate. His love of the outdoors and joy for the enhancement of youth’s lives combines to make volunteering as the Board Treasurer a uniquely rewarding experience. Josh went through PGO basic guide training in 2009 and has been an active member of the PGO and river rafting community. He has been on the board of directors since November 2012.

Rob McMullen

Rob McMullen, Treasurer

Rob is the owner RPM Automotive & Scotty’s Transmissions an independent automotive repair and maintenance business in Sparks, NV. He has spent 30+ years in the automotive industry. Rob has participated in youth leadership with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, AYSO Soccer and Rotary Youth Leadership Academy as a counselor. He also is a member of Rotary Club of Sparks and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada.

Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan, Director

Kelly has spent more than 25 years in marketing, strategic planning, management and more for both the public and private sectors. She went corporate after a degree in Business from Indiana University and an MBA at CSU-LA. Kelly has worked for companies like AC Nielson, Transamerica Finance, Toyota Motor Sales, USA and along the way transitioned into higher education with the non-profit University Studies Abroad Consortium based at the University of Nevada. She is very excited to be part of Project GO and to continue making a difference in young people’s lives. Kelly has lived in Reno “longer than I ever thought I would” and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 huskies. They spend time supporting each other in their active loves and lives (running, soccer, gymnastics, skiing, swimming) while allowing their huskies to take them for trail “walks”.

Don Vetter

Don Vetter, Director

An award-winning journalist and public relations professional, Don Vetter is the newest member of the Project GO Board. He works with clients in the construction, manufacturing, recreation and tourism industries. He also manages economic development marketing and association management for non-profit and government agencies.

As a journalist, Don covered a wide variety of environmental issues in the Bay Area, Utah and Nevada. He was the outdoor editor/reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journals outdoor recreation coverage in the late 1980s. Don is co-founder and was long-time president of the Champions of the Truckee River, a river conservation organization. He was a long-time member of the Truckee River Yacht Club river conservation group and instigator of the annual Truckee River clean ups.

With his wife Karen he enjoys flat water kayaking, hiking, camping and biking. He also shares the Board’s devotion to finely crafted beer and/or ale.

Kurt  Hoge

Kurt Hoge, Director

Kurt is owner of Reno Typographersa small commercial printing company in Reno, Nevada. He has been a raft guide for 17 years, has worked as a ski instructor and as a ropes course facilitator. In 2009 and 2010 he was the convenor for the Association for Experiential Education’s West Regional Conference.
One of the founders of Project GO, Kurt now focuses his Project GO time on development and implementation of guide training curriculum.
JB Balmut

JB Balmut, Director

JB  has been working in the Mental Health Profession for most of his adult life. He was the Program Coordinator for both an Adolescent and Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatric Program for 5 years before moving into Private Practice.  During the 25 years in practice his primary focus was serving teens and their families. As the Owner/Director of MountainShadow Challenge,  JB has been designing and delivering Team-building programs for Corporations, Agencies, Sports Teams, and Community Groups.  Running adventure based education and leadership programs for teens is what make his heart tic. JB has a passion for the Great Outdoors and enjoys spending as much time as possible playing in the natural world.  He is an avid cyclist, boarder, runner, hiker, and now a PGO raft guide.
Pat McMullen

Pat McMullen, Secretary

Pat is co-owner of RPM Automotive, Inc. & Scotty’s Transmissions, an automotive repair company in Sparks, Nevada. She has been a bookkeeper for 30 years in the construction industry and is currently self-employed as a bookkeeper for many local small companies. She enjoys camping, and hiking and spending time outdoors with her family.

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