Who We Are
The people power behind IBC
Founder & Executive Director, IBC
Mat first created Mountain Adventure Tours and went on to found its parent organization, Idaho BaseCamp. From its earliest years to the present days, he continues to remain at the forefront of IBC, committed to its evolution and growth. On any given day, you can find him at camp drop-off giving high-fives to campers, working in the office, or most likely up at the Big Lost Campus!
Office Administrator, IBC & Director, MAT
Joelle is the glue that holds it all together by making sure that MAT and other IBC programs run smoothly throughout the year. She joined the team in 2003 and has since become synonymous with a sense of peace and comfort for all parents signing their kids up to camp. Joelle helps guide the direction of M.A.T. to best represent IBC’s mission.
Program Director, IBC
Whitney handles all the goings-on across IBC, and makes sure that there are amazing visual memories each week of MAT as the camp’s Video Director. Although her love for adventuring with kids has now manifested into her life as a mother, you can still catch her leading a camp or two during the summer, and on the frontlines organizing new and exciting programs for IBC.
Board of Directors
“For nearly two decades, I watched my kids grow and learn the love of the outdoors through their Idaho BaseCamp experience. Their time at IBC became their most memorable moments of their childhood and teenage years, and will remain in their hearts and minds for the rest of their lives.”
MAT Camp Staff
Staff Director, MAT
Jessie is M.A.T.’s Staff Director. Part of the camp crew since its inception in 1998, she holds a Master Degree in Special Education and is a Certified Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. Jessie keeps her eyes and ears open for people who are a perfect fit for our values and culture, training and mentoring them throughout the summer to bring out the best in themselves, the unique M.A.T. way!
Jesse has been with the M.A.T. staff for over a decade. He has a Masters in Education and brings invaluable knowledge of outdoor adventure to each and every adventure, playing a strong role as a leader to new Staff members and a guide to all campers!
Born and raised in Sun Valley, Illiah has been a part of Mountain Adventure Tours for fifteen years as both a camper and now a Lead Counselor, striving to bring the true “Enviro-tainment” spirit to every camp he runs! During the off months, Illiah works at Hailey Elementary School and spends his free time skiing, mountain biking, and enjoying life.
Kevin brings six years of experience to M.A.T as a Lead Counselor! When not heading into the Idaho wilderness with vans full of campers, he works in the classroom as a Special Ed teacher at the Wood River Middle School. Originally from Oregon, Kevin loves skiing, cooking, and photography.
Born in Santa Monica, CA, Eden spent her childhood coming to Sun Valley, and made it official by moving here two years ago. She is involved in IBC’s After-School program and in the summer, she’s always the first one to jump in the river! Eden cannot wait for for her 12th year of camp. In her words: “There is no camp without the AMP!!”
Jake Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He is no stranger to to M.A.T., having been part of Mountain Adventure Tours here for 11 years, both as a camper and now a counselor! When not in school, he is working on-screen and off-stage as an actor. You may see him on the big screen soon, but in the meantime, you’ll definitely see him this summer!