Meet The Staff

Eric Bonin

Eric Bonin

Salt Lake Program Director

Eric was born in New Jersey with a passion for adventure, teaching, and the mountains. After graduating from Green Mountain College in 2004 with a B.S. in Adventure Recreation, he ran an adaptive sports program for 4 years. In Vermont, Eric taught skiing, canoeing, sailing and rock climbing to people of all abilities. In April 2011, Eric joined the Splore team.

Eric brings a passion for teaching, the outdoors, and adventure to Splore and holds his AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification. When he’s not teaching, you can find him expanding his own comfort zones and enjoying the mountains with his partner, Kristen, and dogs Logan, Pepper and Camber. EMAIL ERIC

Becky Van Horsen

Becky Van Horsen

Moab Program Director

Becky grew up in Southern California, where her family encouraged her from a very young age to take part in many adventure sports including rock climbing, skiing, and whitewater rafting. In 2002, Becky completed an internship with a Northern California non-profit that provides whitewater rafting trips for people of all abilities. That summer changed her life and she has been working in adaptive rafting ever since. She received her B.A. in Recreation Administration from Humboldt State University in 2010, at which time she started searching for an organization that matched her own passion for adaptive adventure sports.

Becky joined the Splore family in 2012, and now lives and works in Moab, where you can find her enjoying an americano at the local coffee shop, playing with power tools, or cooking delicious meals for her friends. EMAIL BECKY

Laura Lambert

Reservation Coordinator

Laura first became acquainted with Splore when her son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, became obsessed with rock climbing when the family moved from Atlanta to Salt Lake City and he started climbing with Splore’s Rock On! program in 2012. She has a background in Bio-medical research working first as a technician in the labs, and then as a client services representative.

Laura joined the Splore team in November 2013 and loves helping others find  joy, empowerment, and lifelong memories through outdoor adventures with Splore. She is a trail runner in her off time and loves reading, backpacking, hiking, skiing, kayaking and exploring Utah with her family. Email Laura

Dan Gibbs

Dan Gibbs

Business Development Manager

Dan moved to Utah in 1980 to attend graduate school at the University of Utah where he earned an M.S. in Recreation Management. It didn’t take long for him to discover the amazing beauty and natural resources that mother nature has blessed Utah with.

After a 30 year career in sales at FedEx, Dan left to pursue his goal of giving back to the community. In 2014, Dan began volunteering with Splore and joined the Splore team in March 2015. He also works closely with Salt Lake’s refugee resettlement organizations.

Dan and his wife Nancy have four wonderful children and an amazing granddaughter. On most weekends you can find Dan hiking the trails of the Wasatch. EMAIL DAN

Caitlin Christensen

Salt Lake Program Coordinator

Caitlin grew up in a small town in Wyoming near Jackson Hole. She developed a love for the outdoors at a young age through camping and hiking trips with her parents. Caitlin graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 with a degree in both Psychology, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Caitlin joined the Splore team as an intern in 2012 and since then has progressed to Guide, Trip Leader and now Program Coordinator. Her passion for working with people and sharing the magic of the outdoors are why she has continued to work for Splore.

When she’s not running a trip, Caitlin is usually out hiking, climbing or backcountry skiing somewhere in the Wasatch. Caitlin also enjoys a good cup of coffee and a nice book.