About Us

The Jackson Pathfinders is a volunteer trail preservation group sponsored by the Township of Jackson.  The Pathfinders establish and maintain trails in Jackson for walking, hiking, jogging, bicycling, and other recreational uses. Hikes and trail work days are scheduled periodically throughout the year and announced on our Facebook page, through our email list, and in local newspapers.


The Jackson Pathfinders was started in the spring of 1999 by Ellen Repasy, who organized a group of area residents concerned about the increasing development in Jackson. Thanks to the efforts of Ellen and Jackson Township’s former Deputy Mayor Vicki Rickabaugh, the Pathfinders was recognized as a township organization and given an operating budget.


The Pathfinders meet monthly as a small group and encourage the public to attend a meeting to see what we’re about.  We always welcome new faces, especially those having the same interests in preserving the environment and beautifying it for the community to enjoy.

Operational Structure

The following have been appointed to their positions by the Jackson Township Council for the current year.  All positions are strictly volunteer in nature.

Funding for projects comes from grants, the township budget and individual donations.

The term of officers is from January through December of the calendar year.


Chairperson Karen Walzer
Vice Chairperson Ken Beyer
Treasurer Tom Stevens
Corresponding Secretary Dan Green
Recording Secretary Patricia Stevens


Michael Baum Barbara Usack
Shari Kondrup Laura Stone
Paul Lippert April Lippert
Bill Dudley Stephanie Brown
Karen Borga Tony Santa Maria
Manny Lindenbaum


Grants Karen Walzer
Membership Dan Green
Publicity Karen Walzer
Mapping Dan Green
Scrapbook Lauren & Alyson Stevens
Wildlife Preservation Tony Santa Maria
Website Ken Beyer & Bill Dudley
Facebook Patricia Stevens
Liaison: FREC Karen Walzer

Contact Us

  1. Mailing Address
    95 West Veterans Highway
    Jackson, NJ 08527
  2. E-mail
    info@jacksonpathfinders.org If you have any comments or suggestions about our web site, please send an email to: webmaster@jacksonpathfinders.org