Executive Director, Backpacker, Designer, Creator
Rue McKenrick is a professional backpacker, triple crowner, and originator of the APT. He is currently out on the first scout and official hike of the APT.
Vice President &
Leilah Grace is a backpacker and vice president of the APT. She manages all social media, emails, fundraising, public relations, scheduling, and supplies for Rue.
Secretary & Connecticut Lead
Suzanne is a hiker and explorer, as well as the secretary of the APT. She has also taken on the role of lead for the state of Connecticut for the APT.
Happy Cat Print Design
Graphic Designer & Merchandise
Sean provides much of the merchandise featured in our store. He handcrafts items for the APT.
Aaron Owens Mayhew is thrilled to be a part of the APTC team by providing nutrition guidance as Rue completes the APT.
Rue’s Gear Sponsors
Rue has proudly used products provided by the following companies. Thank you for the support!