Board Members

Mike Mitchell


“I have considered myself a grassroots philanthropist since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa over 30 years ago. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm, service and inspiration alone were not enough to make my dream a reality. But over the last 10 years with the help of generous friends and supporters who believed, Project Play has now become a reality.” 

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Steve Long


“Environmental Scientist, Ecologist, Trail Guide.
Steve is an environmental scientist with a Master’s degree in soils and a Bachelor’s degree in forestry. Steve first connected with BSA founder Mike Mitchell while serving in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. Steve is an avid outdoorsman and a certified canoe instructor. He was involved for 4 years with the National Science Olympiad organization.”

Fernando Gonzalez


“Family Advocate, Student, Soccer enthusiast, Humanitarian.”