Sirena Dufault is the director of the Arizona National Scenic Trail Gateway Community Program. Sirena developed a multi-faceted approach to facilitate a relationship between trail users and the 33 towns along the trail while promoting area tourism to stimulate local economies. She became involved with the Arizona Trail Association in 2007, helping to build many miles of trail near Tucson, and hiked the 817-mile Arizona Trail in 2008-2009. In 2014, she completed the Arizona Trail Trek, a thru-hike fundraiser to promote the trail and highlight the Gateway Communities with multiple events and public hikes and backpacking trips. Sirena came to Arizona from Chicago for her Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Arizona and has enjoyed exploring Arizona through hiking, backpacking, rafting, canyoneering, and her blog Sirena's Wanderings. Sirena just completed leading a 3-month Warrior Hike on the Arizona National Scenic Trail on May 16, 2015.