Leigh Schmidt joined PNTS in 2017 as the Trails 50 Communications Coordinator. She will be bringing together trail partners from across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act of 1968.
Leigh studied English and Journalism at James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley, where she first discovered a love of the outdoors. She has worked with a variety of non profit organizations, with roles including event coordination, education, marketing, and community outreach. She is excited to bring that experience to the National Trails System.
In her free time she can be found volunteering, hiking, and planning her family’s next National Park trip.