The Team

Our Team

Rue McKenrick

Executive Director, Designer, Creator

Rue McKenrick is a professional backpacker, triple crowner, and originator of the APT. He recently completed the first scout and official hike of the APT.

Leilah Grace

Vice President &
Hike Coordinator

Leilah Grace is a backpacker and vice president of the APT. She manages social media (Facebook & YouTube), fundraising, public relations, scheduling, and supplies for Rue.


Connecticut Lead

Suzanne is a hiker and explorer. She has taken on the role of lead for the APT in the state of Connecticut and assists with membership and social media.

Our Sponsors

Thank you for the support!

Our Partners

Happy Cat Print Design

Graphic Designer & Merchandise

Sean provides much of the merchandise featured in our store. He handcrafts items for the APT.

Backcountry Foodie


Aaron Owens Mayhew is thrilled to be a part of the APTC team by providing nutrition guidance for Rue.

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