Executive Director, Lead Instructor/LeadGuide
Chachi’s experience with wilderness and adventure-based programming and spiritual leadership are extensive. He has been leading, guiding and instructing backpacking, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, backcountry and mountaineering trips/programs in the Southeast and out West since 2003. Chachi served with YoungLife for 8 years, was the Youth Pastor at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for 3 years, was the College Pastor at Campus Church Milledgeville for 2 years and has been leading TRAIL from its start in 2006. He has a passion for seeing individuals walking with the Lord and teaching confidence through wilderness skills and experiences. He, his wife, Grace, and daughter, Hope, currently reside outside Cleveland, Tennessee, where they continue to lead, build, and promote TRAIL Ministries.
Lead Guide- Southeast / Montana
Tyler is a student at Lee University studying business finance. He is a Chattanooga native that has enjoyed the outdoors since childhood. After high school, he spent nine years in professional baseball with the Colorado Rockies where he was involved with FCA, Baseball Chapel, and a Bible study leader for Unashamed Athletes. Tyler is an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and he finds that he experiences God most out in His creation. He is passionate about discipleship in the context of the outdoors where he can share the Gospel, his passion for the Lord and for God’s creation.
Lead Guide- Montana
1st Year Guide- Southeast / Montana
Blaze is currently a student at Lee University majoring in Business with a marketing emphasis and is also on the Flyfishing Team. He grew up in the Cleveland, TN area and graduated from Bradley Central High School in 2018. Throughout high school he played baseball and was a FCA leader. His love for the outdoors started at a young age fishing with his dad. He has always connected with God through the outdoors and is excited to help others find deeper relationship with the Lord through His creation. He is the guy who brings the laughter at all times!